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I have never been able to locate the source of this little tale. But it seems worth repeating as a reminder that the purpose of Pentecost was to gather, never to create division or bring judgment.

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Six years ago, as Easter was approaching, I read to the congregation in my sermon an unusually long quote written by a young man named Benjamin Moberg.

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The journey of priesthood often traverses difficult terrain. In my years as a priest I have faced many painful situations, but not many as hard as the reality faced by a woman I came to know early in my years of ministry in Manitoba.

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Here are a few video resources to support your Easter observances over these strange days of our COVID Easter –

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This morning I sent out to the parish in which I serve another of a series of short videos on Holy Week. My Good Friday offering with a musical introduction from Syria, thanks to the creative genius of two musicians from our congregation can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvx3u9Oj_3I

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Here is a short video reflection for children on Maundy Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBCj2o43bxg and a longer written Holy Week reflection for adults.

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for adults: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bv5Og_f_Hw

for children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhe9QkP3HFQ

 

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she was going to give birth to the Saviour of the world. Nine months from today, it will be Christmas Day!

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A note inserted in our Easter Sunday pew leaflet this morning:

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Recently, I came across an Easter Sermon I preached 13 years ago. It is not the sermon I will preach tomorrow, but it seemed worth re-reading.

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