Epiphany IV – Year B

Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1–13; Mark 1:21-28

Rev. Dale Nikkel

Sometimes our attitudes toward food reflect what we believe. Although we may feel liberated from strict views of dietary laws, there are questions of example to consider. Will the choices we make become a hindrance to someone else? In a society that values personal freedom above all else, the call to surrender some choices for the good of others is difficult to hear. Nevertheless, we are encouraged to show love, honour and respect for others through simple acts of self-sacrifice.

Artist in Residence: Angus Sinclair

Artist in Residence
St George’s Anglican Church

Angus SinclairThe Wardens are pleased to announce that Angus Sinclair has accepted our invitation to be ‘Artist in Residence’ at St George’s Anglican Church, London. In tandem with our Director of Music, Bonnie L. Neaves, Angus will offer his musical gifts in worship and facilitate the development of the music programme in other aspects of the congregation’s life. Please join with us in welcoming Angus who is already no stranger to our life together in this place.

Angus Sinclair is a well-known freelance organist and pianist in the London area. He holds an Honours B.Mus. in organ performance from WLU. As an organist and music director, his appointments included St. Paul’s Cathedral London ON, the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo, and the Blyth Festival Singers. He was accompanist of the Three Cantors from 1997 to 2016; together they raised well over $1million in aid of the Huron Hunger Fund and produced several CD recordings and performed over 250 concerts. Together they received Honorary Senior Fellowships from Renison College, and Honorary DD degrees from Huron University College. Angus has written a number of compositions, and his recordings include A Goodly Heritage, with Kim Silver, flute.

Epiphany I – Year B

Genesis 1:1–5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1–7; Mark 1:4-11

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

The season of Epiphany begins by celebrating the baptism of Jesus, announcing the good news of the Messiah coming among us with a glorious vision of affirmation that he is God’s anointed We are reminded of the fulfilment of God’s promises, of renewal and of transformation. It calls us to our own renewal with questions of how we should reshape our lives in response.

Christmas 2017

Isaiah 61:10–62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4–7; Luke 2:22-40

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Throughout advent we looked forward with a sense of anticipation and urgency to the coming of Jesus. Today, on the first Sunday after Christmas our perspective shifts, looking back to the manger and an event that is now past. We shift out view forward again when we look for Jesus coming again in ways that are unexpected. We recognise Him in the stranger in need of hospitality, and others who present themselves as in need of our help.