Inspirational Comments

Homilies & reflections from our priest & laity

  • “Not Everyone Gets It”: Sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, July 12, 2020 (7/14/2020) - Preached (via Zoom) at All Saints Anglican Church, King City, ON, Diocese of Toronto, 12 July, 2020 Readings for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost: Psalm 119: 105-112, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9,18-23.  3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, Read More ...
  • Invited To Our Vocation: A Sermon for Sunday, July 5, 2020 (7/7/2020) - Preached (via Zoom) Sunday, 5 July 2020, at All Saints, King City, ON, the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Please click on the utube service below Readings for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost:  Genesis 24:34-38,42-49,58-67;  Psalm 145: 8- 14, Romans 7: 15-25, Matthew 11: 16-19 28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are Read More ...
  • On Being A Liberated People: A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, 28 June, 2020 (6/30/2020) - A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, 28 June, 2020, preached (via Zoom) at All Saints Church, King City, Diocese of Toronto Please click on the utube service below. Readings for this Sunday:   Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18; Romans 6: 12-23, Matthew 10:40-42. “…  present yourselves to God as those who have been Read More ...
  • A Homily for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer – Sunday June 21st (6/30/2020) - Preached at an online worship service for All Saints, King City, Diocese of Toronto, 21 June, 2020 Readings:   Isaiah 40: Isaiah 40:25-31, Philippians 4:4-9 , John 1:1-18My first liturgy with the parish of All Saints (ASKC as they call themselves) was done by Zoom, a novel experience for me.   I was pleased that the lay Read More ...
  • An End and a beginning (6/17/2020) - It’s been two whole weeks since I officially became a civilian.  I have meant to brag on my chaplain team at Canadian Forces Base Borden, some of the most talented and devoted padres I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and for their very kind sendoff. This gift was presented to me at my official Read More ...
  • Daily Devotional for Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 (6/17/2020) - Today I begin a practice of posting a short devotional, based on the daily readings from the two-year lectionary in the Anglican Chuch of Canada’s Book of Alternative Services.   To be honest I am lifting the practice from the excellent lay leadership of St. Margaret of Scotland, where until recently I’ve been the Honorary Read More ...
  • Prayers for Peace and Justice for June 2 (6/4/2020) - In these last few days, we have watched, in shock and horror, what has been happening in the United States.  Protesters have spilled out across America following the death of George Floyd, whose last moments, captured on phone video, as a police officer knelt on his neck, set fire to long-simmering concerns about police brutality against Read More ...
  • Reflection and Prayer for May 27 (5/27/2020) - Do you remember singing the Itsy-bitsy Spider with your parents or grandparents? Perhaps you have fond memories of singing this childhood classic with your own children or grandchildren?  We all know how it goes: The itsy-bitsy spiderClimbed up the water spoutDown came the rainAnd washed the spider outOut came the sunAnd dried up all the Read More ...
  • Reflection for May 26 (5/27/2020) - The notice on my digital calendar reminded me that we had a Parish Council meeting scheduled for tonight. Obviously, those plans have changed. Many, if not all of our plans have changed in these last several weeks. Our lives have all been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Who among us could have predicted Read More ...
  • Video: Ascension of the Lord – Luke 24:44-53; May 24, 2020 (5/25/2020) - Message from Rev’d Elizabeth: With the arrival of Spring, and all the hope and beauty that this season brings, I pray you are all well, happy and healthy. Please join me for worship this morning by clicking on the link below. Once again, St. James Cathedral will be live-streaming worship at 11am if you would Read More ...