God Heals

The following is  the sermon I preached at Emmanuel United Church, Waterloo on February 8, 2015 on Mark 1:29-39 (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Year B). The excerpt from Mark that we read today is an extension of what we heard about last week. You may remember from last week Jesus was in the synagogue and …

“Just follow our exhaust”

  Luke 24:13-35 New International Version (NIV) from BibleGateway.com On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus …

Mission and Service in El Salvador

This is a sermon I preached at Emmanuel United Church, Waterloo on May 5, 2013 for their annual service which is run by the M&S Committee – they asked me to be the guest speaker that week. I’ve finally had some time to reflect on the trip and I think this starts to explain some …

Piece-by-Piece

Year B: Third Sunday in Lent (John 2:13-22)  I wrote this for a class on Homiletics that I am taking at Emmanuel College where I am a student. The city of Jerusalem was packed, and I mean packed! Jews from all of the provinces and all directions were coming to the holy city to celebrate …

Head-Down

Year B Second Sunday after Epiphany (1 Samuel 3:1-20) This is a sermon I wrote for the homiletics class that I’m taking at Emmanuel College. The covers are pulled up around your shoulders, and your bedroom is totally silent except for the sound of your breathing. The grey light of morning filters through your curtains …