Sermons

Sermons | Continue the Conversation

At Knox-Metropolitan United Church, we consider what is said on Sunday to be the beginning of a conversation, never the final word… Here are our most recent spoken reflections. We’d love to hear your reflections, questions, or push-back: Share. Critique. Elaborate. All are welcome to join the Conversation.

August 7, 2022 | Wait, God said WHAT was an abomination?! (hint: it’s not about sexuality!)

July 24, 2022 | Asking, Seeking, Knocking, and Occasionally Getting a Bit Daunted

July 17, 2022 | Guest Preacher Vicki Nelson

July 10, 2022 | Guest Preacher Reverend Mavis Peters

June 19, 2022 | Naming our ‘Legion’(s), Healing Political Bodies and the Body Politic

June 12, 2022 | A Perichoresis of Possibility, Generosity, and Space-Making

June 5, 2022 | Speaking in Tongues, a Revolution of Intimacy, Humility, Vulnerability & Unfamiliarity 

May 29, 2022 | Rewriting Imperial Ascension Myth, Then, Now, & Within Us!

May 22, 2022 | Pondering Our Longing for Mastery & Completeness & Our Discomfort with Neediness

May 15, 2022 | Relating Out of a Space of Sacred Curiosity 

May 8, 2022 | When Nurturing Wisdom Calls Us To Let Go & When She Calls Us To Pick Back Up

May 1, 2022 | Deep Spirituality. Bold Discipleship. Daring Justice. (preached by Vicki Nelson)

April 3, 2022 | Full to the Brim | Brazen Acts of Beauty (preached by Rev. Bonnie Morton)

March 27, 2022 | Prodigal Grace, Reconciliation, Shame, Newness & Possibility of Change

March 20, 2022 | We Ponder Complicated relationships with Self-Worth

March 13, 2022 | Under God’s Wing: Space Space and Brave Space

February 20, 2022 | Who do we Say? How do we Say? Why do we say? How do we know?

February 6, 2022 | What do we say YES to, when we say Yes to God/Faith/Jesus/Church?

January 30, 2022 | In Which Jesus’ First Sermon at Nazareth is not received Well at all 

January 23, 2022 | How did Jesus know whether or not the time was right for a miracle?

January 16, 2022 | Reading Jesus’ Baptism with a lens of Epiphany Expansiveness

January 9, 2022 | Home by Another Way

January 2, 2022 | The Season of Liminality, Not Quite Christmas, Not Yet Epiphany

December 26, 2021 | Radical & Resilient, Choosing Home, A Space to Dwell and Belong

December 19, 2021 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | Becoming Sanctuary, Where Love Dwells Freely and Abundantly

December 12, 2021 | Third Sunday of Advent | The Art of Being Called a Brood of Vipers, & En-JOY-ing it!

December 5, 2021 | Second Sunday of Advent | Walking in Paths of Peace at the Intersection of Blessing and Vocation

November 28, 2021 | First Sunday of Advent

November 22, 2021 | Reign of Christ Sunday

November 14, 2021 | Conspiring with the Breath of Life because Another World is Possible

November 7, 2021 | Remembrance Sunday Worship

October 31, 2021 | All Hallows Eve and All Saints Worship

October 24, 2021 | Peace as a Possibility: Reading Healing Narratives in the Season of Emergence

October 17, 2021 | UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with Bonnie Morton and Peter Gilmer (RAPM) (video)

October 10. 2021 | Thanksgiving Sunday | Life Within Life — The Flow of Meaning

October 3, 2021 | Sabbath Economics

September 26, 2021 | Don’t Trust a 2 Handed Biblical ‘Literalist’ — Jesus’ Challenge to Community Solidarity

September 12, 2021 | Discerning Wisdom’s Voice in the Clamour of Empire & Marketplace

September 5, 2021 | Humanizing Jesus 14th After Pentecost

August 29, 2021 | The Heart — Beyond Roles and Rules

August 22, 2021 | A Quiet Centre, Wrong that Feels So Strong, and Moving from a Duality of Despair to Perichoresis of Possibility

August 8, 2021 | Bread of Life

August 1, 2021 | Show Me You Love Me

Sunday, July 18, 2021 | Give Them Something to Eat: Horizontal Transcendence and Two Slips of Paper!

Sunday, July 11, 2021 | What do we mean when we say hope? Apathy, Action, and Whole-Heartedness!

Sunday, June 27, 2021 | Shock, Grief, and a Longing to See | A Reflection of Lament for this Day of Prayer

Sunday, June 20, 2021 | A Migrant Messiah in a World Yearning to be Home | Reflections for Refugee Sunday

Sunday, June 13, 2021 | A Sabbath Ethic-Nomics | A Dance of Recognition, Reverence, Regard, & Restraint

Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Celebrating the Ministry of Lumsden Beach Camp

Sunday, May 30, 2021 | Trinity Sunday

Sunday, May 23, 2021 | Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 16, 2021 | The Sixth Sunday After Easter

Sunday, May 9, 2021 | The Fifth Sunday After Easter

Sunday, May 2, 2021 | The Fourth Sunday After Easter

Sunday, April 25, 2021 | The Third Sunday After Easter

Sunday, April 18, 2021 | The Second Sunday After Easter

Sunday, April 11, 2021 | May We Grow Back, Not to What Was, but to What We Can Become

Sunday, April 4, 2021 | Easter Sunday Service

Sunday, March 28, 2021 | Again & Again, We Draw on Courage

Sunday, March 21, 2021 | Heart | The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 14, 2021 | The Unseen Hand The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday March 7, 2021| Again & Again, We Are Shown The Way | A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday, February 21, 2021 | Again & Again God Meets Us| A Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent

Sunday, February 14, 2021 | The Divine Gift of Queer Love | Sermon for a Celebration of Becoming an Affirming Ministry

Sunday, February 7, 2021 | Encountering Jesus’ Tender Ethic of Tikkun Olam in the Gospel of Mark

Sunday, January 31, 2021 | Sabbath, a Day of Rest or a Day to Stay Awake?

Sunday, January 24, 2021 | That Awkward Moment when you Proclaim Divine Judgment, & Nineveh Repents

Sunday, January 17, 2021 | Reflections for Baptism of Jesus Sunday

Sunday, January 10, 2021 | First Sunday of Epiphany

Sunday, January 3, 2021 | Second Sunday after Christmas

Sunday, December 27, 2020 | First Sunday after Christmas | Those Who Dream Will Not Keep Silent

December 24, 2020 | Christmas Eve Sermon

Sunday, December 20, 2020 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream … Who is Your Elizabeth?

Sunday, December 13, 2020 | Third Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream… Sow Joy

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | Second Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream… Prepare the Way

Sunday, November 29, 2020 | First Sunday of Advent | Those Who Dream… Stay Awake