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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Living with Integrity...

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Wednesday, February 5, 2014,



Readings for Sunday February 9th: Isaiah 58: 1- 12, Psalm 112: 1-9, 1
Corinthians: 2: 1- 16, Matthew 5: 13- 20

Thanks to Feasting on the Word Year A Volume 1 pgs. 314- 337

The reading from Isaiah is probably addressing the post-exillic community who
have returned from exile in Babylon and are attempting to re-establish
themselves . You can see in vs. 12 for instance a reference to how if they
live justly God will guide them and their ancient ruins will be rebuilt and
the streets will be restored.

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Walk Humbly With God...

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, January 31, 2014,
Readings Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31, Matthew 5:1- 12

Thanks to: Feasting On The Word Year A Volume 1 pgs. 290- 313

A strong theme in the readings for this week is our moral  behavior as we
seek to do God's will. For example the Psalm declares that the people who do
not slander, do not to do evil to their friends, do not take bribes against
the innocent and stand by their oaths even till it hurts are the ones who
may and will abide in the Lord's tent.  How we live is a very worthy...
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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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