DMS Pastoral Charge Worship, January 25, 2020

Luke 5: 1-11

They were tired – but still cast their nets. Will we?

They were tired – but still listened to Jesus. Do we?

They were tired – but still followed him. Can we?

We are tired but can do more than imaginable. Love one another, give to one another, live for one another.

Many blessings,

Pastor Barbara

What’s needed

At the end of the week we’re usually planning weekend events. What’s needed today is prayer.

Normally Friday brings in date night. What’s needed this evening is prayer.

As we open our hearts and give thanks for our blessings we are instead, in a time of lament.

What’s needed is stability, justice, health, and a certainty of the love of the Divine.

Friends, I invite you, I call you, to prayer. Write it, share it, keep it close to your heart but no mistake what’s needed is prayer.

A New Year – 2021

Here’s what next week looks like:

I was trying to get the picture without the personal but perhaps next week.

I’m pretty nerdy when it comes to my planning whether online or in my books. This is a glimpse for you.

Tasks are:

  1. Plan services to Lent
  2. Daily tasks that build to Sunday’s worship recording – completed on Friday
  3. Clean up office – organise books
  4. Write and send blog posts
  5. Plan and record hymn sing on Wednesday
  6. Create phone list for this week’s pastoral calls

Looks like a productive list, right?

That’s what I like about a new year, new month, new week – getting everything in order.

What do you like as we move into the newness of 2021? (other than the COVID thing)

God Bless,


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve:  3pm St. Lukes, Denbigh, Carol Sing in the parking lot from the safety of your car.

                             7pm Emmanuel, Schutt (weather permitting)

Prayers              10pm live on YouTube

Christmas Eve message: YouTube

Christmas Day – music shared YouTube

Links will be provided.

December 23, 2020, Advent

Happy Advent.

Are you tired of the Christmas music yet?  When I opened up a Christmas playlist on Spotify this morning and glanced through the song titles I realized I had heard enough. *sigh

Christmas day is not even here and I’m already overloaded. Everything from our traditional carols to the down home, sappy holiday tunes that include Rudolph and White Christmas.

Here’s the thing.  If you enjoy Christmas music whether they are your favourite carols or the tunes from old movies, there are words that can “spark joy”. “Dashing through the snow” may bring memories of the past.  “Dreaming of a White Christmas” may be your theme.  Dream on.

What’s my point?  Whether the music you sing or hear is about the baby in the manger or chestnuts roasting, if they make you smile and feel love, then you could be connecting with love, the love of the Divine.

Music plays a  large part in many of our lives and celebrations.  Regardless of your favourite – sing on!  The joy and love of music also brings the spirit of Christmas.

Sing on!
Pastor Barbara