Sermon Audio Canon Robert Hurkmans
"New Mercies Every Day" Written and performed by by Rebecca Zimmer
For most of us, work is a drag. We count down the minutes to the end of the work day, and we count down the years until retirement. But while we dislike work, God LOVES work. He created it after all! So how can we find meaning and purpose in our work? More importantly, how can we find GOD in our work? Join us this Sunday as we explore how GOD can become central to our daily tasks and work, not matter how insignificant they may seem. For, as William J. Bennett said, "There are no menial tasks, only menial attitudes."
"Do Everything" Steven Curtis Chapman
What does my body have to do with my spiritual life? I mean, aren't they opposites: Body vs. Spirit? And besides, isn't my body mine to do with as I please? Today at St. J & B we try to address some of these important questions. Our bodies are vitally important in God's eyes: he created them, redeemed them. God himself took on flesh and walked among us in a body. In our culture we tend to either "Ignore" our bodies, or "Adore" our bodies, and in both cases it can lead to real problems. Yet, in Paul's letter to the church in Corinth, he offers a different perspective on our bodies, a perspective that helps us adopt the right view of our bodies as gifts from God. Join us!
"You've got to love a God who tells you to take a day off!" This morning at St. J & B we rediscover the forgotten practice of SABBATH. In our hurried, fast paced world, the idea of "resting from our labours" has never been more relevant.
Even though Canon Rob is "the worst person to give this sermon", we all could stand to learn a little more about slowing down our lives to make room for rest and renewal. Join us!
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.