Guest preacher Andy Gilman offers reflections on Jesus as the True Vine, and Phillip’s encounter with the Ethiopian Eunuch.
The following sermon was preached by our guest preacher Rev. Heather Joy James, finishing up our sermon series on the book of Job. In this final chapter, Job shows his humility in the face of the majestic mystery of God. God judges Job as righteous. While his friends’ opinions are judged as false. God restores Job’s fortunes, and Job experiences God’s blessing afresh for the rest of his days.
Ordained in 2011 Rev. Heather Joy James is a gifted preacher, writer, & worship leader. She believes the primary work of the church is to know Christ and to make Him known in the world. She is passionate about making disciples and empowering believers to live authentic, faith-filled lives. She believes church can be a wonderful place to learn and grow in faith and delights in seeing the church shine Christ's light into their community.
Rev. Heather is currently learning about the Monastic Rhythms of life by living with the Sisters of St. John the Divine, an Anglican order of Nuns. She is also a Practitioner of the Church Renewal Program, an inter-denominational movement to renew the church in Canada. She loves to sing, enjoys travel, and recently completed the IronGirl Triathlon.
Heather was formerly minister at Cayuga United Church in Cayuga ON, and is the daughter and grand daughter of United Church Ministers.
This Sunday we were pleased to have as our guest preacher Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee, the first Butler Chair in Hermeneutics and Homiletics (Interpretation and Preaching) at Vancouver School of Theology. Today Jason kicked off our sermon series on "The Psalms and the Life of Faith" with the following sermon.