Sermons from 2012

The following sermons, mostly by Rev. Dr. David McKane, were recorded at Wesley-Knox United Churchin 2011–2012. More recent sermons, mostly by Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler, are available here.

 

December 30, 2012 - New Year’s Eve Sunday

Rev. Dr. Douglas Ross: "Reflecting Back—Looking Forward." Readings: Ecclesiastes 3:1–3, Revelation 21:1–6, Matthew 25:31–46

December 24, 2012 - Christmas Eve 10-pm Holy Communion

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Birth." Readings: Isaiah 9:2–7, Luke 2:1–20

December 24, 2012 - Christmas Eve 7-pm Family Service

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "The Light of Christ." Reading: Luke 2:1–20

December 23, 2012 - Advent 4 - Love

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Gathered ’Round." Reading: Matthew 1:18-–25

December 9, 2012 - Advent 2 - Peace

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Do You Hear It?" Reading: Luke 3:1-–6

December 2, 2012 - Advent 1 - Hope - Communion

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Pass It On!" Reading: Jeremiah 13:14-–16

November 25, 2012 - Christ the King Sunday

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Back abd Forth." Reading: John 18:28-–40

November 18, 2012 - Mission Sunday

Glen Pearson: "Which Future—Sudan?" Readings: Acts 1:1-–11, Philippians 2:12–18

November 11, 2012 - Remembrance Sunday

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Enough?" Reading: Mark 12:38-–44

November 4, 2012 - Youth Choir Exchange Sunday

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Not Far." Readings: Mark 12:1-–17, Mark 10:28–34

October 28, 2012 - Dedication Sunday

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "A BIG Box." Readings: 2 Corinthians 9:6-–8, Mark 10:13–16

October 14, 2012

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Looking with Love." Readings: Exodus 20:1-–17, Mark 10:17–31. Sermon is followed by the morning offertory, Ballade by Richard 1 (Coeur de Lion) of England, likely composed c. 1190. Played on the Wesley-Knox organ by Karen Schuessler.

October 7, 2012 - Thanksgiving Sunday

Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler: "Abundance." Readings: Psalm 100, Matthew 6:24–34. Sermon is preceded by Alan Pote’s “Festive Praise” sung by the senior choir and accompanied by brass, organ and timpani.

September 30, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "The Dance Goes On..." Readings: Phillippians 2:1–3, John 4:5–29

September 23, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Pomelos and Peacemaking". Readings: Esther 7:1–6, 9, 10, 9:20–22, James 5:13–20. Sermon is preceded by Jean Berger’s “The Eyes of All” sung by the senior choir.

September 16, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Strength for the Journey". Readings: Jeremiah 18:1–11, Luke 14:25–33

September 9, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Soli Deo Gloria". Reading: Mark 7: 24–37

September 2, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Dreaming a Future!". Reading: Mark 4: 4–11

August 26, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "A Sea Full of Stories!". Reading: Luke 16: 19–31

August 19, 2012

Chris Mortlock:: "Rejoice Always". Readings: Philippians 4:4–9, Psalm 118:19–29

August 12, 2012

Chris Mortlock: "The Good Samaritan". Readings: Luke 10: 25–37, Psalm 135: 1–4

August 05, 2012 - Holy Communion

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Touch the Earth Lightly". Reading: Psalm 8

July 29, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: “How About Lunch?”
Readings: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Psalm 79, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, John 6:1-14
No recording available. PDF of sermon text is available here.

July 22, 2012

David Burghardt: "Things we Take with Us, Things we Leave Behind". Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-4, Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56

July 15, 2012

Rev, Judith Gilliland. No recording available. Readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Mark 6:14-29

July 8, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: “Where is the Holy Spirit in This Place?”
Readings: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19
No recording available. PDF of sermon text is available here.

July 1, 2012 - Canada Day

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "La Curia!". Reading: Mark 5:21-43

June 24, 2012 - Camp Sunday

Rev. Dr. Douglas Ross: "Challenge and Response". Readings: 1 Samuel 17:32-49, Psalm 72 and John 17:20-26

June 17, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Doors". Reading: 1 Samuel 15:34, 16-13

June 10, 2012 - Heritage Sunday

Rev. Dr. David McKane, Chris Mortlock, Victoria Sterling, Barbara McGill and Richard Yake: “Past as Prologue". Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

June 3, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "From Darkness to Light". Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17

May 27, 2012 - Pentecost

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Murmur of the Dove’s Song". Readings: Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

May 20, 2012 - Ascension

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "A Post-Jesus Church". Readings: Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53

May 13, 2012 - Family Sunday

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Family, Faith and Future". Readings: Acts 8:25-40, John 15:1-8

May 6, 2012 - Environment Sunday

Glen Pearson: "Cycles of History". Readings: Matthew 6:25-34, Ephesians 5:8-21

April 22, 2012 - Youth Sunday

Alex Walker spoke on behalf of the youth of the church: "Many Thanks". Readings: 1 Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, Luke 10:25-37

April 15, 2012

Rev. Dr. Douglas Ross: "What is Your Legacy?". Readings: Acts 4:32-35, John 20:19-31

April 8, 2012 - Easter

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Resurrection". Readings: Acts 10:34-43 and Mark 16:1-8

April 1, 2012 - Palm Sunday

Rev. Dr. David McKane delivered the sermon "Easy Rider". Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a, Mark 11:1-11

March 25, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Crucifixion". Lectionary readings (not related to sermon): Isaiah 53:1-9 and John 19:1-3, 16-20, 23-24

March 18, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Via Dolorosa". Lectionary readings (not related to sermon): Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21

March 11, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Journeys". Lectionary readings (not related to sermon): Exodus 20:1-17, John 2 :13-22

March 4, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane: "Birth". Lectionary readings (not related to sermon): Genesis 7:1-7, 15-16, Mark 8:31-38

February 26, 2012

Rev. Dr. David McKane delivered the sermon "Waiting". Readings (not related to sermon): Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15