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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Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9- 18, Psalm 119:33- 40, 1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23, Matthew 5: 38-48

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Saturday, February 22, 2014,

 

Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9- 18, Psalm 119:33- 40, 1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23, Matthew 5: 38-48

 

Thanks to Feasting On The Word  Year A Volume 1  pgs. 362-385

 

I am running out of time this week so I include my thoughts on the O.T. reading and give you a link I discovered that does what I attempt to do each week but I think does  a lot better job.  These reflections will get us thinking about the readings       http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/stw/2014/02/03/bible-study-7-epiphany-a/

 

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Light Overcoming Darkness...

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Thursday, January 23, 2014,
Readings Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27: 1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18, Matthew 4 :
12- 23 Thanks to Feasting on The Word for its insights.

Because it is St. Philip's  Annual meeting on Sunday and St. John's next
week , I will be looking at the readings from this angle which means I may
look at 1 Corinthians because it is a letter to a church and sort of a pep
talk to a congregation ( pep talk might be too kind a description as Paul
was addressing some  serious issues in the church ).Or perhaps it would b...
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Reflections on reading from Isaiah

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, January 10, 2014,
Hi everyone,

Trust that you are all well and warming up a bit. From the forecast we might
be able to wear shorts to church on Sunday.

Here are my first thoughts on this week's readings. To stimulate my thinking
I have read and made use of the commentary from Feasting on the Word Year A
Volume 1 pages 218- 241 , David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor , Editors

We continue to read from Isaiah, Isaiah 42:1-9 . Our reading is probably set
in a time when the people of Judah are in exile in Babylon just ...
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Third Sunday in Advent

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, December 13, 2013,

Hi everyone,

Sorry I did not get anything out to you last week. I was busy with the Prodigal Son Retreat Day.

This week I am only preaching at St. John’s as we are having a Carol and Lessons service in Milford. So  I will briefly comment on the regularly assigned readings for the Third Sunday in Advent as I have a hard enough time thinking about 4 readings let alone 9!!

 

The Third Sunday in Advent is often referred to as Rejoice Sunday and some churches use rose as the liturgical colour for ve...


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