Category Archives: Messages from the Revd.

Rector’s Corner and Events Happening at St. Michael’s

Welcome to Advent! Today marks the beginning of Advent. Advent is a season observed by many Christians as a time of preparation and expectant waiting for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. The term comes from the Latin word adventus, which means … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Messages

Sunday Reflection:  In Ancient Near Eastern societies, “shepherds” was also a term used to refer to kings or leaders. Today, our readings look specifically at the kings of Judah who are subject to the judgments given in Jeremiah 23:1. The … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Messages

Sunday Reflection:  In today’s gospel some were speaking about the temple, its beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God. It is what structured their community. It gave identity and meaning. It was the center of Jewish life. Jesus looks at … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

SUNDAY REFLECTION: All Saints All Saints had its origins in the fourth century, when churches in the East began to celebrate “the feast of the martyrs of the whole world” on the Sunday after Pentecost. Several Western churches adopted this festival … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: ‘“Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart… For context, the section that appears before this parable in Luke’s Gospel is helpful, and we see that today’s reading forms the second … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you. This is a good opportunity to ask, What is faith, anyway? Jesus is saying … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: Every human situation was, for Jesus, an opportunity to grow in wisdom.  The point of this passage is in the commendation of the dishonest steward, not for the moral quality of his behaviour, but for his worldly prudence … Continue reading

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