Sunday’s Coming 95

Greetings Friends,

This Sunday we continue with the great stories from the Older Testament.  Stories that remind us not only of how real to life these were people were, but also how real God was to them and is to us today.  In this week’s story, King David has a vision to build.  But he receives a strange answer from God.  2 Samuel 7: 1-14a.  10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with Nursery and Kids program at both.

I have updated the information for the Introduction to Christianity course.  The flyer is now on the church website.  The start date is now Wednesday, September 5th.

Starting July 23rd, I’ll be on holiday.  We have a great list of guest preachers lined up, so thank you to them in advance:  July 29th, we welcome back The Rev. Hye Sook Kam;  August 5th, The Rev. Dr. J.S.S. Armour (with Holy Communion at 11:30 a.m.);  August 12th, The Rev. Rod Ferguson, artist, painter and minister; August 19th, Pastor Mike Poetckker, who attends the 11:30 a.m. with this wife Rebecca and their three children.

With all good wishes,


Sunday’s Coming 93

Greetings Friends,

This Sunday we welcome Cathy Scott to Briarwood.  She is the sister of Marilyn Scott, and is discerning a call to ministry in the P.C.C.  We continue with two services, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with a Nursery and Kids faith program at both.

If you are looking for some good summer reading, I can recommend the books under “goodreads”  on the right hand side of the home page.

This week I’ve been working on the Introduction to Christianity course, starting August 29th here at Briarwood for 5 weeks.  Topics to include:  spirituality vs. religion, how do we talk about God?, who is Jesus?, a Holy Spirt?, the good life, what is the Bible all about?, is what we see all there is?  There is a sign-up sheet in the Hall.

For anyone interested, I will also be teaching a course later in the Fall at the Montreal School of Theology, “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible”.  This will be over 12 weeks, and you can find more information at

With thanks to Barbara and Art D., Rosemary Stewart is now safely off to Scotland.

All good wishes,