A week ago last Thursday a group of us went to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to sort food and learn about the ways the Food Bank serves the people of Vancouver. We learned that 27,000 people rely on food from them each week and the warehouse where the food is received and sorted was […]

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer […]

Happy New Year! It is good to be back here among you after a whirlwind trip to the UK. I passed along the good wishes, hugs and prayers to my grandmother who turned 90 while I was there; she happily received them and we had a wonderful celebration with the whole family. While away and […]

More visitors!  First there were angels and shepherds, now strangers from distant lands:  men on an expedition, seeking a new-born king.  They have set out in faith, not knowing where the star will lead.  After diversions here and there, not least Herod’s court in Jerusalem, they arrive in Bethlehem.  Entering the stable they find Mary […]

First, thank you to all those who worked hard in so many ways to prepare for and deliver our Christmas worship, enabling us to give worthy thanks and praise to God for the coming amongst us of the Word made flesh, Emmanuel, God-with-us.  It is with this confidence that God is indeed with us, reinforced, […]