Posts by West Epping UCA

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Lent 2: John 3:1-17

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You may have heard the story of Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom.  Corrie was a Dutch watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father, Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.  The family were devote […]

Lent 1: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

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In the Disney version on Pinocchio there is a scene in which Jiminy Cricket teaches Pinocchio about temptation.  Jiminy says to Pinocchio “the world is full of temptations” “Temptations?” Pinocchio replies “Yep, they are the wrong things that seem right at the time” The Genesis story is a story about temptation.  “So when the woman […]

Transfiguration: Matthew 17:1-9

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Transfiguration is the change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.  There are many different children’s stories that feature the transfiguration of a Character.  One example is the Beast from Beauty and the Beast.  In the Disney version, the story start by telling the story of a selfish and unkind prince […]

Epiphany 6A ~ Deuteronomy 30:15-20

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Choices, Choices! How are you when it comes to making decisions?  Do you like to make decisions quickly and get on with the decision?  Do you prefer to gather all the information and make as informed decision?  Do you wait as long as possible and make a decision only when you have to?  Do you […]

Epiphany 5A ~ 1 Corinthians 2:1-16

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I have always had a very inquisitive mind.  I was one of those toddlers that always asked “Why?  Why?  Why?  Why? Why?” “But why?” So it was probably not a great surprise that I went into science where discovery and an understanding of how the world works could be further explored.  My favourite field within […]

Epiphany 4A ~ Micah 6:1-8

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I thought I would share a little bit more about me and my background.  Before going into Ordained Ministry I was a High School Science teacher.  I still have a great love for teaching and learning and believe that learning should be lifelong as we never know it all and more understanding can enrich us […]

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

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Unity “Will you please stop bickering!” “Can you try getting on and being nice to each other!” These sentences have passed my lips more than a few times and especially in the past couple of weeks as the kids have been on school holidays and have been stuck with each other for company.  So I […]

Epiphany 2A, 2020, John 1:29-42

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What are you looking for? This question reminds me of a U2 song called “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.  These are some of the lyrics from the song: I have climbed the highest mountains I have run through the fields Only to be with you Only to be with you I have […]