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  . 

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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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Weekly Reflections: Sunday, June 1

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Saturday, May 31, 2014, In : Weekly Reflections 
Readings; Acts 1 : 1-11, Psalm 93, Ephesians 1: 15-23, Luke 24: 44-53 Thanks to feasting  on the Word , Year A , Volume 2 pgs 496-519

Hi everyone. Here are my first thoughts for this Sunday when we will
celebrate the Ascension.  Some rushed very elementary first thoughts this week. Hope they stimulate
your thoughts and enrich Sunday's worship.

Because Ascension Day always falls on a Thursday we rarely give the feast the due it deserves. When you read the stories of Ascension it was clearly import...

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Readings for Sunday, October 20, 2013

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Weekly Reflections 

Hi again everyone,

After a break for Thanksgiving, we are back to Jeremiah 31:27-34.  However the message is considerably brighter than the last time we listened to the lamentation of the weeping prophet.  In fact a theme from the Old Testament reading is hope. We are going from the absolute darkness of exile to the light of God’s Day. This reading speaks of God’s faithfulness. Notice how all the  promises are in the first person,

" I will make a new covenant; I will put my law ...


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