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November 11 - Remembrance Day

 Glenview Podcast - November 11, 2018

In a sermon for Remembrance Day, Laurence offers contemporary examples of “addiction to privilege”. He compares them to the Scribes Jesus warned his disciples about. Jesus says they “devour widows’ houses.” Then a poor widow shows up to give her offering. Laurence moves on to two more widows, Naomi and Ruth, and to Boaz. Boaz can help these widows, and he does. He understands that, with privilege comes responsibility. The link to Remembrance Day is with the men and women who fought in the past, because they understood that the privilege of living in Canada, in freedom came with great responsibility. Readings are Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 and Mark 12:38-44.

Contemporary references:

Marco Muzzo

Teri-Lynne McClintic

Tony Clement

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November 4 - Invitation to Love

 Glenview Podcast November 4, 2018

In this sermon for All Saints Sunday, Laurence reflects on Ruth 1:1-18 and Mark 12:28-34. He also refers to recent events, in which people of one faith surrounded the place where people of other faiths worship with a circle of loving protection. Due to problems with the recording the first and closing words of the sermon are not in this podcast.

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October 28 - Reformation Sunday

 Sermon Podcast October 28, 2018

In this service Reformation Sunday Laurence preaches on a key text for Reformed Christians who follow in the steps of John Calvin. The troubling concepts of election and predestination have been extrapolated from Romans 8:28-39. Laurence also pays tribute to pastor, preacher, and author Eugene Peterson, who offers a different reading of the text from Romans 8.

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September 9 - Crumbs and Dogs

 Sermon Podcast - September 2

Laurence preached this brief reflection on Mark 7:24-37 in an all-ages service, after telling and discussing the Gospel story of Jesus and the Syro-Phoenecian woman with children and youth (adults, too!).

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July 15

 Sermon Podcast - July 15

Rev. Jim Czegledi starts his summer sermon series on grief with "The Christian Response to Grieving"

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