Upcoming Sermons

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your jouney, there is a place for you here.   Join us for for Sunday Worship each week at 10:30am, with refreshments served before worship at 10am. Lynn Valley United is in a beautiful new building located at 3201 Mountain Highway with plenty of underground parking accessed off Harold Road.  Watch for these Sermon Series in the coming weeks:  

Holy Shift!!  When Everything Changes

Seismic shifts happen in our lives sending people reeling into tailspins of anger, doubt, fear.  This is especially true when we don't see it coming.  It seems to come from out of the blue and we feel blindsided.  The gospel tradition speaks directly to these times; come and find out how.

Sunday, May 12            Mark 7:24-30                    Giving Life   (Mothers' Day)

Sunday, May 19           Deuteronomy 31:1-7           When Vocation Changes

Sunday, May 26           Romans 12:1-13                  When Relationships Change

Sunday, June 2            1 Corinthians 15:12-28    When Someone Dies

 

Dual Citizenship - being a spiritual citizen in a human world

Being a spiritual being on a human journey could be turned into a bumper sticker; it likely already has been.  But what does it mean.  As we search for meaning in a life where nothing is certain but death and taxes, how do we square up our spirituality with our humanity.  And how does the Christian faith provide a road map?  These are the questions we will explore in a three-part sermon series that begins on Pentecost - the day the church celebrates its birthday.

Sunday, June 9          Hebrews 11:1-16           Foreigners in a Strange Land

Sunday, June 16        Hebrews 12:1-14           The Cloud of Witnesses

Sunday, June 23        Hebrews 12:18-29         The City of the Living God

 

The Spaces Between Us - an interfaith exploration

There is much polarization in our world today and no less so in what sometimes seems to be the deep divide between religious traditions.  Let us begin with this assertion: we can scour the scriptures but we will not find that Jesus commished the church to prove other religions wrong!  Rather, loving God and loving neighbour means learning how God reaches into her creation to be in relatinoship with all her people. 

Sunday, June 30      James 1:19-27        Christianity is most interesting when practised

Sunday, July 7         Job 12:7-10             An Indigenous Way - Jesus and Manitou

Sunday, July 17       John 14:6-21           A Parallel Way - Jesus and the Buddha

Sunday, July 21       1 John 4:1-8            A Way of Practice - Jesus and Mohammad

If you want to take a "deeper dive" into the texts...

Are you interested in exploring the texts in a group setting? Waves Coffee and Questions bible study group meets in the lounge at 9am on Saturday mornings and Centering Prayer engages in Lectio Divina, an experience of praying the scriptures, following the silent prayer (all are welcome, or you can come for Lectio Divina alone at 6:30pm)

Want to read the passages from the comfort of home but don't have a bible? Try 'Bible Gateway' - a fabulous online resource with dozens of versions of the bible, interesting scholarly articles and links to other resources. Want to go deeper into scholarly resources? Try "Text This Week" for articles, sermons, group study, art and more.

Join us for worship.  We look forward to seeing you.