Reflections

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Sermon: "An Edible and Wearable Covenant"

Readings: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23;  Philippians 4:1-9,  Matthew 22:1-14 Click the link below to listen to a live-streaming of the Rev. Clarence Li's sermon preached on the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 15, 2017: Sermon: An Edible and Wearable Covenant Read More

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Sermon: "The Look of Thank You"

Readings: Deuteronomy 8:7-18 • Psalm 65 • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 • Luke 17:11-19 Click the link below to listen to a live-streaming of the Rev. Clarence Li's sermon on Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday, October 8, 2017 Sermon: The Look of "Thank You" Read More

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The Franciscan Way

Today’s readings and reflection centred on the Franciscan Way of living simply, ethically and honouring creation.  The following reflection was led by parishioner Mike Starr.   The Franciscan Way - TodayThis morning, the birds seem to be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis! At our house, dozens of birds are... Read More

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Sermon "The Trees of the Field"

Readings: Genesis 2:4b–22; Psalm 139.13-16; John 3.1-16 Here is the homily given by the Rev. Clarence Li on the First Sunday of Creation on September 3, 2017: Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ ~ John 3.3  The first creation story: God... Read More

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Sermon "The Transforming Rock"

Readings: Exodus 1:8-2:10 • Psalm 124 • Romans 12:1-8 • Matthew 16:13-20 Click the link below for a live-streaming of the Rev. Clarence Li's sermon preached on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 27, 2017 Sermon "The Transforming Rock"   Read More

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Sermon "From Charlottesville to Nagasaki"

Readings: Genesis 45:1-15 • Psalm 133 • Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 • Matthew 15: 10-28 Click the link below to listen to a live streaming of the sermon by the Rev. Clarence Li preached on the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, August 20, 2017: Sermon: From Charlottesville to Nagasaki Quotes from Joy Kogawa's Gentle to... Read More

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Sermon "Walking on Your Wounds"

Readings: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 • Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b • Romans 10:5-15 • Matthew 14:22-33 Click the link below to listen to a live streaming of the dialogical sermon between the Rev. Clarence Li and Diane Marshall preached on the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 13, 2017. Sermon: Walking on Your Wounds... Read More

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Acknowledging traditional territory in the liturgy

"As we gather on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people, the traditional territory of the shíshálh First Nation, let us pray that Christ's grace and peace will be with us..." Last month on Aboriginal Sunday (June 18), I introduced a set of liturgical greeting at the 10 o'clock service incorporating... Read More

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Sermon "The Centre of the Kingdom of Heaven"

Readings: Genesis 29:15-28 • Psalm 105:1-11, 45b • Romans 8:26-39 • Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Click the link below for a live streaming of the Rev. Clarence Li's sermon on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 30, 2017 Sermon: The Centre of the Kingdom of Heaven Synopsis:  Letting small things go and focus on the... Read More

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Sermon "The Roofless Church" 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Genesis 25:19-34 • Ps 119:105-112 • Romans 8:1-11 • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Click the link below for a live streaming of the sermon by the Rev. Clarence Li on the 6th Sunday after Pentecost: Sermon "The Roofless Church" Questions to ponder: Question 1: What pain within you today you need to release so that... Read More