Sunday Worship, April 3, 2022 Linden Park United Community Church, Hamilton, ON

Today we hear about Pilate, Jesus, and the Chief Priests justice, truth telling, and where we are in this story.

Do we act justly with one another; kindly, or with anger and malice? It’s about physical evidence and not the ethereal world of words.

Let me know your thoughts.

Blessings, Pastor Barbara

Giving Thanks

The seasons come and go but in all things and at all times we give thanks. Thanksgiving weekend in Canada arrives the 2nd weekend in October. We share with family, friends, and our communities the abundance that we see in our lives.

We gather for a festive meal – usually turkey, potatoes, etc. and then there are the pies! Oh yes the pies!

As we give thanks we enjoy the food prepared and the conversations shared. Many folk are gathering for the first time in months or perhaps years and so stories are shared of missing each other and all the holidays spent apart.

Pandemic protocols are still in place but this year we can gather. (much different from last October) Thus, we give thanks.

The Holy and Divine in our lives is more fully present to us when we offer thanks. Truth is, that presence is ALWAYS there – what’s missing is our awareness; our gratitude.

This weekend and moving forward, give thanks for all our daily needs that are met. We pray for those who have not had those needs met and ask the Spirit to help us find ways to help.

How about you? What’s on your thanksgiving list today? How will you help others have their needs met?

Blessings to all. Happy Thanksgiving.

Pastor Barbara

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…if we choose to accept this life. A favourite scripture passage for me is Micah 6:8

8He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Do we seek out injustices to act justly? Do we show mercy (kindness) with love? What about our humility before God?

Day by day, step by step, we walk with God. In the walk we act justly and love kindness and all in humility with God.