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: May, 2015

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, May 1, 2015,
Hi Everyone,

Here are my first thoughts for this Sunday.

Readings: Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17

My first thought for this week is that I am glad that Jesus does not reference an animal like last week (shepherd of sheep) so I will not be tempted to bring a living 4 legged creature into church like last week. This week Jesus again references nature but of the plant variety. Could someone bring me a grapevine for the children's story,  that would capture Jesus' statements, "I...

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