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  . 

Browsing Archive: September, 2014

Reflections for Sunday, September 28, 2014

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Sunday, September 28, 2014, In : Weekly Reflections 
Readings: Exodus 17: 1-7 Psalm 78: 1-4, 12 - 16, Philippians: 1-13, Matthew
21: 23- 32

For me the very first thing that came to mind as I read our readings was
attitude.  Perhaps this is because our epistle reading actually says "let
the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus" or as the NIV translates
it, "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus". To have this
attitude is such a tremendous challenge and honour for us and primarily our
Epistle reading suggests that this attitud...

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, September 7, 2014

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Wednesday, September 3, 2014,
For the  St. Philip's people we will be celebrating with the children and looking very briefly at the Bible verses and stories we studied ( in a funway) last week with the children at St. Philip's Vacation Bible Camp.

We will remember that Jesus said "I am with you always to end of the age" which is a great verse to recall when you are feeling lonely or left out.  And to help us know that Jesus loves us even when we are left out we retold the story of the men with leprosy and how Jesus went to...
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