This article appears in the October issue of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
When I read the sacred Scriptures I am constantly reminded of how much they are grounded in everyday human experience and that these often mundane settings are the means through which the living God reveals His truth. The sacred Scriptures are rich with humour, tragedy, doubt, suffering, and the many frailties of being human. We can all see something of ourselves reflected in them. For example in the Old Testament stories of Abraham and Sarah, there is doubt and humour as Sarah laughs when she overhears the angels tell her aged husband that she will be a mother in spite of her advanced years; jealousy and sibling rivalry abound in the story of Joseph and his brothers and in the story of King David and Bathsheba there is tragedy as King David’s lust and abuse of power lead to the death of Bathsheba’s husband and the eventual death of his son. The New Testament is also rich in stories that are full of the questions and turmoil that are so much a part of life. Continue reading →
Now that fall has arrived again the Parish will be recommencing its longstanding tradition of monthly teas on the third Wednesday of each month. The teas are free to all in the community and will take place from 2pm to 3:30pm in the Parish Hall.
Upcoming dates are:
Each tea will have an interesting programme for all to enjoy.