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: August, 2015

Reflections on Readings for Sunday, August 16 2015

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Sunday, August 16, 2015,
Hi everyone,

Here are my first thoughts for this coming Sunday.

Readings: August 16:  1 Kings 2: 10-12; 3: 3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58

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Although our readings for this Sunday touch on several themes there certainly seems to be a central motif; putting God first in our lives. As we will see when we read through the texts this can be done through praise, gratitude , obedience and ultimately in John’s both strange and power...

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Readings for the Week of Sunday, August 9

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, August 7, 2015,
Readings: 2 Samuel 18: 5-9,  15 -33 Psalm 130, Ephesians 4: 25- 5:2 , John 6:35, 41, 51

The role emotions play in our lives and how we respond as Christians is one
of the dominate themes in our readings this week. ( at least from my first
read) . The dominate emotion to be considered is anger. For example the
story of David and Absalom is replete with anger and it's dire consequences
and our epistle picks up on this theme, "Put away from you all bitterness
and wrath and anger"  Our Gospel reading r...

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