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Portraits of the beauty of life presented from the pulpit of historic Robertson-Wesley United Church.

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Communion - a gift to the church!

This photo was taken by Rev. Karen Bridges at Policeman's creek in Canmore, AB.John 6: 35, 41-58 - Whoever eats my bread has eternal lifeWhat does an abundant life look like? Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” How does this get lived out in our faith?listen view

-1 s2018 AUG 20
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Communion - a gift to the church!

An expression of profound faith!

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges in Botswana 2017Ephesians 4:25-5:2 - Do not let the sun go down on your anger.Psalm 130 - Out of the depths I cry to GodFrom what depths do you cry and to whom? The readings today are filled with hope, even though they begin from a place of longing and pain. All too often, when we are in pain and suffering, we isolate ourselves from our church family, yet like the psalmist when we cry out to God we will find a way to wait in hope.listen view

-1 s2018 AUG 13
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An expression of profound faith!

How shall you respond to God’s gifts and Jesus’ call?

Ephesians 4:10-16 and John 6: 24-35When called to serve the world in response to following Jesus, how best can we discern (learn from God) how to serve? There are various forms of ministry and God pours out many gifts for our sustenance. What are the ways we can decide how to use our gifts and not squander our energy on roles that do not equip others to join us build up Christ’s transforming Way and Community.listen view

-1 s2018 AUG 7
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How shall you respond to God’s gifts and Jesus’ call?

Solomon - the wise!

Photo taken by Rev. Karen Bridges1 Kings 3: 16-28; 6:1-14Solomon ruled in a time of relative peace which was good for him, because unlike David, he was not a warrior. Solomon was humbled that God chose him to rule, and in his early reign he prayed to God for wisdom and a heart to serve. He also asked God for strength to walk in God’s ways. God granted Solomon many things including a discerning mind and a loving heart. What would he do with these great gifts once he had the power of a King? How will we use these gifts that God gave us wisely?listen view

-1 s2018 JUL 30
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Solomon - the wise!

Action beats "Bling"...every time!

2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10Mark 6: 1-13How we can love the shiny, the new, the expensive, the'over the top'! In slang this is called "bling" and some people have it in the form of jewelry or hats, others in their home or church decor, others in their car or camping gear! But no matter how your "bling" shouts - it is your actions that speak the loudest and it is your active response to God's call that tells the world about your faith!listen view

-1 s2018 JUL 23
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Action beats "Bling"...every time!

David, the political strategist and mastermind

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges at The Banksy Exhibit in Toronto June 2018.2 Samuel 5: 1-6; 7:11-17Though David may not at first have seemed destined for Kingship, he was the man! He has been described as faithful, courageous, smart, sincere and competent. He was a good warrior and he had a presence that was infectious. He had it all and people loved him. But like all humans, he made some questionable choices. The question is, did he operate out of self-interest or did he work for the common good? What can we learn from his leadership?listen view

-1 s2018 JUL 16
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David, the political strategist and mastermind

Let us not be a hindrance or stumbling block!

Romans 14: 1-23 Do not judge anotherPsalm 15Paul spent a lot of his ministry reminding people of the new commandment that we are to love one another as I would love you. Jesus served God and not himself. In this passage from Romans, Paul reminds the people who are weak in faith that they are welcome, but not so that they can place their agenda on others. Jesus calls us to advocate and care for those who are oppressed in our midst. We are called to stand with the oppressed, to be their allies, but not in the way that suits our purposes. What does it mean to be an ally?listen view

-1 s2018 JUN 18
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Let us not be a hindrance or stumbling block!

Sharing visible signs of the grace of God

Hebrews 11: 1-3 Faith is...Psalm 33The United Church of Canada has several statements of faith – the Twenty Articles of Faith (1925), the Statement of Faith (1940), A New Creed (1968), and the most current A Song of Faith (2006). Each statement has been written to reflect the times and how our faith is being expressed in that context and time. None replace the others, but add to the collective experience and understanding of our faith. On Trinity Sunday let’s express our faith anew.listen view

-1 s2018 MAY 28
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Sharing visible signs of the grace of God

Look to the interests of others!

The picture was taken by Tony Jansen while on tour in Jakarta Indonesia in 2018. Jim Triscott and Rev. Karen did some editing. The sculpture is called: Arjuna Wijaya Sculture produced in 2003. The plaque near the statue reads: "Sculpture relfects the radiance of inspiration for the spirit of cultural preservation.Philippians 2: 1-13 Imitating Christ’s HumilityOur statement of welcome and inclusion has been the guiding principle of how we long to work together. We continue to strive to ensure that all people are not only welcome in our space, but are empowered to participate fully as the spirit of God calls them. In the spirit of discernment and prayer we will explore how we live out our call to be loving, and take time to consider who’s not in present in our community.The recording of this sermons is only partial. The introduction did not record. The words will be included in the PDF copy once it has been transcribed.listen view

-1 s2018 MAY 14
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Look to the interests of others!

Integrity grounded in Christ

Scripture: Philippians 1: 1-18a Paul’s prayer for the PhilippiansMovie: LadybirdThe movieLady Birdfollows the life of a high school senior who is struggling to find her way in a world that seems unfair. Her negativity, selfish ambition, envy and rivalry lead to hurtful acts, but like Paul through these times of suffering, a miraculous thing can happen when we stop fighting, and receive love and compassion. Being Christian isn’t about being seen by others as good and upstanding citizens in our community. Being Christian is about living our lives from a place of compassion and thankfulness. May our motives to live Christian lives come from a place of good intentions and unconditional love.listen view

-1 s2018 MAY 7
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Integrity grounded in Christ

Latest Episodes

Communion - a gift to the church!

This photo was taken by Rev. Karen Bridges at Policeman's creek in Canmore, AB.John 6: 35, 41-58 - Whoever eats my bread has eternal lifeWhat does an abundant life look like? Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” How does this get lived out in our faith?listen view

-1 s2018 AUG 20
Comments
Communion - a gift to the church!

An expression of profound faith!

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges in Botswana 2017Ephesians 4:25-5:2 - Do not let the sun go down on your anger.Psalm 130 - Out of the depths I cry to GodFrom what depths do you cry and to whom? The readings today are filled with hope, even though they begin from a place of longing and pain. All too often, when we are in pain and suffering, we isolate ourselves from our church family, yet like the psalmist when we cry out to God we will find a way to wait in hope.listen view

-1 s2018 AUG 13
Comments
An expression of profound faith!

How shall you respond to God’s gifts and Jesus’ call?

Ephesians 4:10-16 and John 6: 24-35When called to serve the world in response to following Jesus, how best can we discern (learn from God) how to serve? There are various forms of ministry and God pours out many gifts for our sustenance. What are the ways we can decide how to use our gifts and not squander our energy on roles that do not equip others to join us build up Christ’s transforming Way and Community.listen view

-1 s2018 AUG 7
Comments
How shall you respond to God’s gifts and Jesus’ call?

Solomon - the wise!

Photo taken by Rev. Karen Bridges1 Kings 3: 16-28; 6:1-14Solomon ruled in a time of relative peace which was good for him, because unlike David, he was not a warrior. Solomon was humbled that God chose him to rule, and in his early reign he prayed to God for wisdom and a heart to serve. He also asked God for strength to walk in God’s ways. God granted Solomon many things including a discerning mind and a loving heart. What would he do with these great gifts once he had the power of a King? How will we use these gifts that God gave us wisely?listen view

-1 s2018 JUL 30
Comments
Solomon - the wise!

Action beats "Bling"...every time!

2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10Mark 6: 1-13How we can love the shiny, the new, the expensive, the'over the top'! In slang this is called "bling" and some people have it in the form of jewelry or hats, others in their home or church decor, others in their car or camping gear! But no matter how your "bling" shouts - it is your actions that speak the loudest and it is your active response to God's call that tells the world about your faith!listen view

-1 s2018 JUL 23
Comments
Action beats "Bling"...every time!

David, the political strategist and mastermind

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges at The Banksy Exhibit in Toronto June 2018.2 Samuel 5: 1-6; 7:11-17Though David may not at first have seemed destined for Kingship, he was the man! He has been described as faithful, courageous, smart, sincere and competent. He was a good warrior and he had a presence that was infectious. He had it all and people loved him. But like all humans, he made some questionable choices. The question is, did he operate out of self-interest or did he work for the common good? What can we learn from his leadership?listen view

-1 s2018 JUL 16
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David, the political strategist and mastermind

Let us not be a hindrance or stumbling block!

Romans 14: 1-23 Do not judge anotherPsalm 15Paul spent a lot of his ministry reminding people of the new commandment that we are to love one another as I would love you. Jesus served God and not himself. In this passage from Romans, Paul reminds the people who are weak in faith that they are welcome, but not so that they can place their agenda on others. Jesus calls us to advocate and care for those who are oppressed in our midst. We are called to stand with the oppressed, to be their allies, but not in the way that suits our purposes. What does it mean to be an ally?listen view

-1 s2018 JUN 18
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Let us not be a hindrance or stumbling block!

Sharing visible signs of the grace of God

Hebrews 11: 1-3 Faith is...Psalm 33The United Church of Canada has several statements of faith – the Twenty Articles of Faith (1925), the Statement of Faith (1940), A New Creed (1968), and the most current A Song of Faith (2006). Each statement has been written to reflect the times and how our faith is being expressed in that context and time. None replace the others, but add to the collective experience and understanding of our faith. On Trinity Sunday let’s express our faith anew.listen view

-1 s2018 MAY 28
Comments
Sharing visible signs of the grace of God

Look to the interests of others!

The picture was taken by Tony Jansen while on tour in Jakarta Indonesia in 2018. Jim Triscott and Rev. Karen did some editing. The sculpture is called: Arjuna Wijaya Sculture produced in 2003. The plaque near the statue reads: "Sculpture relfects the radiance of inspiration for the spirit of cultural preservation.Philippians 2: 1-13 Imitating Christ’s HumilityOur statement of welcome and inclusion has been the guiding principle of how we long to work together. We continue to strive to ensure that all people are not only welcome in our space, but are empowered to participate fully as the spirit of God calls them. In the spirit of discernment and prayer we will explore how we live out our call to be loving, and take time to consider who’s not in present in our community.The recording of this sermons is only partial. The introduction did not record. The words will be included in the PDF copy once it has been transcribed.listen view

-1 s2018 MAY 14
Comments
Look to the interests of others!

Integrity grounded in Christ

Scripture: Philippians 1: 1-18a Paul’s prayer for the PhilippiansMovie: LadybirdThe movieLady Birdfollows the life of a high school senior who is struggling to find her way in a world that seems unfair. Her negativity, selfish ambition, envy and rivalry lead to hurtful acts, but like Paul through these times of suffering, a miraculous thing can happen when we stop fighting, and receive love and compassion. Being Christian isn’t about being seen by others as good and upstanding citizens in our community. Being Christian is about living our lives from a place of compassion and thankfulness. May our motives to live Christian lives come from a place of good intentions and unconditional love.listen view

-1 s2018 MAY 7
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Integrity grounded in Christ
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