First Thoughts From The Rev. Canon David Smith: 

Most weeks Fr. David sends out an e-mail with his first thoughts on the upcoming Sunday readings. These reflections are designed to encourage people to consider the readings before they come to worship which we hope will enrich Sunday worship. People are invited to respond to David with their own thoughts and sometimes interesting ideas and conversations occur that end up in the sermon. If you would like to receive these weekly e-mails e-mail David at dsmith@ontario.anglican.ca  . 

Browsing Archive: February, 2014

Readings Exodus 24: 12-18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter, 1: 16-21, Matthew 17: 1-9

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Wednesday, February 26, 2014,

Readings Exodus 24: 12-18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter, 1: 16-21, Matthew 17: 1-9

Thanks to Feasting on The Word Year A Vol.1 pgs. 434- 457

  

This Sunday marks the end of Epiphany and is intended to be both a final celebration of the light, and the revelation of the  glory of Christ and a transition into the season of Lent.  Of course the glory of Jesus is demonstrated through a physical transfiguration in the presence of Peter , James and John on top of the mountain, “ and he was transfigured before th...


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Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9- 18, Psalm 119:33- 40, 1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23, Matthew 5: 38-48

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Saturday, February 22, 2014,

 

Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9- 18, Psalm 119:33- 40, 1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23, Matthew 5: 38-48

 

Thanks to Feasting On The Word  Year A Volume 1  pgs. 362-385

 

I am running out of time this week so I include my thoughts on the O.T. reading and give you a link I discovered that does what I attempt to do each week but I think does  a lot better job.  These reflections will get us thinking about the readings       http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/stw/2014/02/03/bible-study-7-epiphany-a/

 

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Reflections on Feb 16 Readings

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Thursday, February 13, 2014,


Readings for Sunday February 16th: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20, Psalm 119:1-8,
1Corinthians 3: 1-9, Matthew 5: 21- 37

I don't know if you have noticed but for me the last few weeks the O.T.
reading, Psalm and Gospel have shared similar themes and the readings from 1
Corinthians do not seem to connect at all. Last Sunday I tried to connect
them all but it was stretching it. I think this is because we are reading
sequentially through 1 Corinthians and the lectionary is choosing the other
readings thematical...
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Living with Integrity...

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Wednesday, February 5, 2014,



Readings for Sunday February 9th: Isaiah 58: 1- 12, Psalm 112: 1-9, 1
Corinthians: 2: 1- 16, Matthew 5: 13- 20

Thanks to Feasting on the Word Year A Volume 1 pgs. 314- 337

The reading from Isaiah is probably addressing the post-exillic community who
have returned from exile in Babylon and are attempting to re-establish
themselves . You can see in vs. 12 for instance a reference to how if they
live justly God will guide them and their ancient ruins will be rebuilt and
the streets will be restored.

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