Inspirational Comments

Homilies & reflections from our priest & laity

  • Words to live by – Mark 4 (6/20/2018) - On Sunday, we heard Christ use parables of both a growing seed and a mustard seed to explain the Kingdom of God. Rev. Dr. Elizabeth said that in the first parable the man who scattered the seed does “not know how” it sprouts and grows. Here we are shown that God is always working and Read More ...
  • What is Family? (6/11/2018) - Jesus redefines family in last Sunday’s Gospel from Mark. When asked who were his mother and brothers, Jesus looks around to those following him and answers: “Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Many of us have felt we had families outside of our parents and siblings – for example, in Read More ...
  • Words to live by (6/6/2018) - The Gospel last Sunday (June 3) was from Mark 2,  the story of Christ healing a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. In the story, Christ was accused of breaking the law by the Pharisees who were so hard-hearted that after this event they held counsel on “how to destroy him”. In her Read More ...
  • Jerusalem Sunday – Words to Live By (5/30/2018) - Our incumbent, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth, reflected on the ascension recently – a critical event in Christian belief. The disciples returned from Bethany to Jerusalem with the inspiring story of Christ’s being taken up into heaven while still blessing them: “The promise of blessing was continuing as Jesus left them. Blessings continue. Jesus’ blessings do not Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – God is Love (5/1/2018) - Rev Elizabeth used the wonderful passage from the first letter of John that “God is love” for a sermon emphasizing our duty to love our brothers and sisters because God loves us, shown to us in human form by the love of Jesus. Rev. Elizabeth referred to the outpouring of compassion and love following the Read More ...
  • Reflections on Martin Luther King (4/23/2018) - Excerpts from Apr 15/18 Sermon Article “Martin Luther King, 50 years after his assassination”: George Elliott Clarke talked in this article about ongoing racial discrimination’s roots and continuing impact in our city. Clarke is a professor in the University of Toronto’s department of English and Canada’s former parliamentary poet laureate. Patrick Gossage quoted him in Read More ...
  • The Easter Message Continued – 2nd Sunday of Easter (4/9/2018) - Wonderful Easter Message Delivered This Week at All Saints… Last Sunday was the second Sunday of Easter, and the Gospel told the memorable story of the risen Jesus appearing to the disciples in a closed room. But Thomas the disciple was not there and was skeptical when told of the miraculous event. He doubted and needed proof Read More ...
  • Recap of All Saints Beautiful 2018 Easter Service (4/3/2018) - A Joyful, inspiring Easter Sunday at All Saints! From the soaring Alleluias of that great Easter hymn “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”, to youth and children responding enthusiastically Rev. Elizabeth’s talk about the transformation story of Easter symbolized by the eggs and seeds, to the wonderful Easter message we heard from Rev. Elizabeth about rebirth and transformation, Read More ...
  • Good Friday Homily 2016 (3/28/2016) - A Reflection on Good Friday Let me just sit for a moment.  I need some time to pull myself together.  You see, I just left church and for some reason, that I can’t quite fathom, I am feeling unsettled.  I have made the journey through Holy Week more times than I would like to admit, Read More ...