Faith and Worship

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April 2, 2020

For Sunday, April 5, 2020, Moderator Richard Bott shares reflection on Matthew 21:1-11, the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and urges us to keep our eyes on hope as we begin Holy Week.

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March 8, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes about the vast array of Lenten practices available and hopes we each found something to deepen our connection to God.

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February 27, 2020

Wendy Gichuru reflects on how the negotiation of sacred and profane in Kendrick Lamar’s music contributes to the making of Black meaning.

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February 19, 2020

In this excerpt from the new Lenten devotional "Faithfully Yours: Letters for the Wondering," Bri-anne Swan reflects on the perennial question, “God, where were you?”

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March 4, 2020

Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall reflects on the "Misleading Theologies" symposium he attended in Kenya and why the North American church could use a similar discussion.

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December 16, 2019

General Secretary Nora Sanders shares the inspiration she discovered in Fred Rogers and the faithful ministry and witness he offered as "Mr. Rogers."

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November 8, 2019

Rev. Stephen Fetter reflects on the nature of resurrection and our life after death—questions which faithful people have been pondering since biblical times.

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September 26, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019 wasn’t the warmest early fall day and the St. Lawrence River had already begun to cool. Nevertheless, seven people from our faith community elected to be baptized (or renew their baptismal vows) through full immersion in the river. It’s powerful to witness members of our faith community proclaiming, through baptism, their desire to follow our crucified and risen saviour.

We do this service at Wall Street United Church annually. We start off by sharing a barbecue in a local park followed by an outdoor worship...

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September 20, 2019

Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that, "Forgiveness is about being set free of whatever binds us, so we can become whom God wants us to be."

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September 5, 2019

Working with deaf children, author Susan Lukey discovers that we lost something important in worship when the focus became words, spoken and written.