Inspirational Comments

Homilies & reflections from our priest & laity

  • 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 ...
  • Words to live by – Parable of the Compassionate Father (Prodigal Son) (4/2/2019)- Rev. Dr. Elizabeth told us to take as our own the dramatic and challenging story from Luke 15 of the lost son which Christ told to a group of tax collectors and sinners and pharisees. “The story of the compassionate father and his two sons is about you and me,” she said. The younger son Read More ...
  • Words to live by – Sanity in a week of insanity (3/18/2019)- Rev. Dr. Elizabeth reflected last Sunday on the tragic shootings in Christ Church, New Zealand. “Greed, power and hate is the way of the world,” she said. “ Acceptance, love and nonviolence is the way of God.” In these troubled times, we might find it difficult put our heartfelt prayers into words. Rev. Elizabeth reminded Read More ...
  • Words to live by – Luke 5 (2/11/2019)- Luke 5 is the story of Jesus calling his first disciples. Rev. Dr. Elizabeth spoke about this on Sunday, along with Paul’s story in 1 Corinthians, which tells how Jesus after his resurrection appeared before hundreds. In her sermon, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth said we all have stories to tell about how Jesus has affected our Read More ...
  • Words to live by – Gifts from the Wisemen (1/16/2019)- Last Sunday was the 12th day of Christmas and Epiphany Sunday, marking the visit to Bethlehem of the three wise men. Rev. Dr. Elizabeth noted that the first outsiders to visit Jesus were non-Jewish, a signal of the universality of Christ’s message for the world. The gift’s offered disclosed who Jesus was and would become. Gold Read More ...
  • An Outpouring of Generosity (12/18/2018)- Recently a parishioner with a long history of advocating for indigenous issues (Dave Gordon) received a desperate appeal from Jennifer Manitowabi, Vice Principal of Eenchokay Birchstick School in the remote Ontario native reservation of Pikangikum. She told of over 70 students in elementary and high school who did not have proper winter clothing – this meant they Read More ...
  • Words to Live By – First Sunday in Advent (12/5/2018)- Last Sunday, the beginning of Advent and the church’s New Year, the Gospel from Luke 21 foretold: “…On the earth, nations will be in anguish… At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” After telling the parable of the fig tree which foretells the arrival of summer Read More ...
  • Words to live by – Remembrance Sunday (11/22/2018)- Bishop George Elliott, a former incumbent, retired area Bishop and much loved All Saints parishioner spoke this Sunday which marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The Gospel was the story in Mark of the Widow’s mite. Jesus says: “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the Read More ...
  • Words to live by – Gospel of Mark (11/22/2018)- Rev. Dr. Elizabeth took her sermon from Mark’s Gospel, which makes dire warning of the destruction of the temple and warns: “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, as well Read More ...