Inspirational Comments

Homilies & reflections from our priest & laity

  • Words to Live By – The Season of Creation, con’t (9/23/2019)- As the denominations around the world observe the Season of Creation, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth continued to encourage us to think about our Christian response to the urgent climate crisis. She noted that last Friday alone, 4 million people around the world held demonstrations for climate justice, including in King City!  She echoed to us that if we don’t change our Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – The Season of Creation (9/16/2019)- On Sunday Sept 15, in recognition of the Toronto Diocese’s declared 4-week “Season of Creation”, we offered a special prayer for our planet: Generous God. You created us and placed us here to care for for all creation. Forgive us for turning away from you and for neglecting the earth. Raise us up and make us Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – Honoring Abraham (8/12/2019)- This week is the festival of Eid al-Adha, the  “Festival of the Sacrifice”. It is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. The same story is shared in our Christian Bible and in our Muslim brothers’ Read More ...
  • Words to Love by – Whose Neighbour Will I Be? (7/25/2019)- The Gospel on Sunday July 14 was the well-known story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 which Jesus uses to answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?” Rev. Dr. Elizabeth explained that the Priest and Levite (who passed by the traveler who had been beaten and left in a ditch) were traditional Judeans who Read More ...
  • Words to Live (Love) By (7/8/2019)- Last Sunday’s (June 30) epistle reading from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians identified the conflict that exists in all of us between our human desires and God’s creative, spiritual desire for our lives. Rather than be led into the temptations that come in the form of hurtful and harmful thoughts, words, actions and behaviours, God’s will for each one of us Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – Healing Legion (6/26/2019)- On Sunday June 23, Aileen van Ginkel, one of our lay readers, officiated at morning prayer last Sunday. She delivered a thoughtful sermon based on discussions from a recent Bible study she participated in. She talked about the difficult story in Luke 8 in which Jesus heals a man called “legion” because he was possessed Read More ...
  • Words to Live by – Spirit of Truth (6/26/2019)- The Gospel on Sunday June 16 was from John 16, and was about Jesus telling his disciples about the holy spirit coming to them: “…when the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – Paul’s Trip to Philipi (5/31/2019)- Rev. Dr. Elizabeth used the story in Acts 16 of St. Paul’s trip to Philipi where he had an unusual meeting with a woman, Lydia. Paul had had a vision which led him there. “Visions have a way of surprising,” Rev. Dr. Elizabeth said. “Scripting God’s vision, as in making structured plans for our church, Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – The week after Easter (5/1/2019)- This Sunday’s Gospel was the story from John 20 of Jesus appearing before his disciples after his crucifixion in the locked room, and Thomas doubting that Jesus was actually was alive until eight days later when Jesus allowed him to touch the wounds in his hands and side. Jesus tells Thomas: “Because you have seen Read More ...
  • Visit from Andrew Asbil (4/9/2019)- On Sunday April 7, All Saints warmly welcomed our new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Reverend Andrew Asbil. Bishop Asbil is the new “chief pastor” of the Diocese, with oversight of 202 parishes. Bishop Asbil officiated our 10:30am service. Along with over 80 parishioners, the Bishop was treated to a performance from our young people. Narrated Read More ...