November 20, 2016

Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Children’s Sermon: “Who’s in Charge?” Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 “When you come into your kingdom…” Listen to this Sermon In the midst of a world in which the refugee crisis is staggering, with millions of people on the move and looking for a place to call home… In the midst of a world in which human rights abuses are committed every day in Iraq, Burma, Gambia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and so many other regions… In the midst of a world in which there is talk in the U.S. of building walls to keep people out, deporting millions, and registering and monitoring people of a certain religion… In the midst of a world in which, even in Canada, there are attacks on houses of worship, based on religion, culture, and race… We need the words of the psalmist more than ever: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult… the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” The morning after the U.S. election a couple of weeks ago, many of us were feeling rather sick about what we had just seen happen in our neighbouring country. No matter what our political stripe, most Canadians are horrified by the … Read more »