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Church Services and all other meetings are suspended until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can contact Pastor Chris at 416-737-3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Church Office at 905-881-8198
Chris, me, will be on vacation from July 17th for a month. I plan to publish sermons for the next 5 Sundays before I start my vacation.
June 28th, Pentecost
Preamble:I am frustrated when I go to church and the preacher doesn’t help me understand the most difficult bible passage. I think they are being ‘chicken’. Which is what I did this week! I am sorry. I did make notes for a sermon on the Romans reading but my attention kept turning to Psalm 13.
The message of Romans chapter 6 verses 12-23 is straightforward.
There are sins like unloving actions and words. And there is SIN, which is a power against love in your life. Paul is talking about “SIN” as a power exerted against you and against love.
You can stop sinning because of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. You died with him and you rose with him. I cannot answer the question “How?”. You are dead to the power of SIN, so you can say, “NO!”, and hold Christ in your attention and He will start you thinking of something else. verse 14, 22 etc.
You have the power to be good, do good, say and think good things, because Jesus rose from death and took you with him on the cross, and Jesus took you with him into death and into resurrection – I cannot answer the question “How?”. But I know that God can live in you and give you power to be good. verse 14
You can choose to be loving or not. You have many opportunities in daily life. What Paul wants us to know is that we can be good, we can be loving – just trust Jesus and he will transform you from the inside out.
June 21st Pentecost 3
Pentecost 3A Readings and sermon
Chris and Sasha for Pent. 3 June 21st
June 14th 2020
Hi Emmanuel and Friends, This week the sermon is based on Romans chapter 5 verses 1-11, in particular verses 3-4. These verses and passage give us a fresh way of thinking about our suffering and trials and that we endure them with Jesus, who understands our troubled hearts.
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15 Mackay Drive, Richmond Hill, off Yonge Street at Archibald’s
Welcome to Emmanuel Anglican Church in Richvale, Richmond Hill.
Step into our church and you will step into warmth in the cedar lined walls, church pews and the greetings of the people you meet. We are a loving church family which like any good family always has room in our hearts for new people. You will find people like you, eager to know and be known by the God who has always loved us. Proof of that love is in Jesus Christ, God’s son, who came to live as one of us, die for us and rise to bring victory to all that is good and life giving. We remember this each week by focussing on a table laid with bread and wine, representing Jesus Christ’s loving sacrifice, for all to share.
If you bring children we have Sunday School ready for them. We are committed to bringing children into a lively relationship with Jesus.
We sing hymns with an organ and other songs with a group of musicians and voices. Our services last about an hour and like all Anglican liturgy (the words we say) you have lots of involvement.
Check us out one Sunday or give me a call for a chat.
Please call the office at 905-881-8198. We will be pleased to talk with you.