Sermons

Thanks, Giving, Blessings

This weekend marks another busy holiday.  Thanksgiving!  To many of us it is a time to reflect on the past year and think of all the things that have happened that we are thankful for.  Friends, Family and Health.  For farmers, it is a busy and often stressful time of year when they are harvesting…

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God uses People

Have you ever wondered how God will ever use you in your normal, ordinary life? Well, I am sure that Esther, David, Ruth and even Moses probably wondered the same thing at one point in their lives. Just think about it, Moses a quiet, well liked man was out tending a flock of sheep for…

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It’s A New Day

It’s a new day here at Living Faith, things are changing. As many of you know we celebrated with Rev. Heather this past Sunday as she is headed to Knox Presbyterian Church in Bracebridge to continue her journey of ministry. We will miss her but look forward to seeing what God has in store for…

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To everything there is a season…

The title of this post reflects the words of Ecclesiastes 3 – to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. This Sunday, we will celebrate the changing season in our ministry as I lead my final service at Living Faith in preparation for our family’s move to Bracebridge next…

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Who are we? – conclusion

After a wee break to welcome Mary Pinkston to our service last week, we will resume our Who are we? sermon series on Sunday with the conclusion – “passionately serving Jesus Christ, each other, and the community” from our mission statement, with guidance from 1 Peter 4:8-11. Service is an important part of the life…

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A message from Peru!

We will be taking a wee break from our “Who are We?” sermon series this Sunday as Mary Pinkston will be visiting with us from Peru. You may recall that we connected with Mary over four years ago when Nancy, her daughter Michelle, and I traveled to Peru with SIM – Serving In Mission. Mary…

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Who are we? #2

Discovering our identity seems to be something we engage in regularly as we continue to discover who we are and who God is calling us to be. This is a significant time in our history as a congregation as we prepare for a change in ministry – so it’s also a significant time to re-establish…

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Who are We? – new sermon series

I’m discovering that times of change are also times of varying emotions. As I prepare to transition from ministry in Baxter to ministry in Bracebridge, I find myself alternating from excitement to fear, and joy to sadness as we navigate through the “lasts” (last communion, last breakfast, last sermon series) and anticipate the many “firsts”…

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Transition #4 – from law to grace

Our society operates according to a system of rules, regulations, and laws. We drive on the right side of the road – we stop at stop signs – we give pedestrians the right of way – and we don’t drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. And if we DON’T follow the law, we…

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