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: September, 2015

First Thoughts for Sunday, September 6

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Saturday, September 5, 2015,
Hi Everyone,

Back again with some preliminary first thoughts on Sunday’s Scriptures

Here are the readings for Sunday: Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125, James 2:1-17, Mark 7: 24 -37

There are definitely some common themes running throughout the readings for this Sunday. Perhaps the primary message is that we are not to show favouritism because God is the maker of everyone. For example our reading
from Proverbs states it this way, ”The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is t...

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