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: October, 2014

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday October 12, 2014

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, October 10, 2014,

Readings: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18, Philippians 4: 1-9, Luke 17 :11-19


Our Old Testament lesson has obviously been chosen for Harvest Thanksgiving

because of its references to the bounty of the land. The Israelites are

about to enter the Promised Land and they will have much to eat and drink.

They will have wealth and prosperity and all of these things are described

as good. Although there is poverty in Canada and people in our own

communities struggle to eat well and  to have homes ec...


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