Sermons

Never Forget

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on November 13, 2018

Mark 12:38-44 Robert Fulghum, who wrote, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten”, placed a picture of a woman, who is not his wife, beside the mirror in his bathroom.  Every morning as he stood there shaving, he looked at the picture of this woman.  I wonder how many wives would stand […]

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Compassionate Healing

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on May 9, 2018

Luke 7:36-8:3 The story of the woman weeping and washing the feet of Jesus with her tears is one of my favourite stories in the Bible.  There are so many levels to this story.  There is a woman who is ashamed of her sinfulness.  There is criticism of Jesus for allowing her to be in […]

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Fishing Tips

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on March 26, 2018

John 21:1-19 Another week passes after the events of Easter day.  Simon Peter says, “I’m going fishing”.  The other disciples join in, “We will too”.  What else were they supposed to do?  Jesus had risen and had appeared to them twice by now, but they had no idea what was going to happen.  Jesus just […]

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Forgiveness

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on September 14, 2017

Matthew 18:21-35 I love children because I learn so much from them.  They are a reminder of how we should perceive the world.  Allow me to give you an example.  Children are so much better at receiving gifts than are adults.  We either feel overwhelmed, or unworthy of the freely given gifts that bless us.  […]

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Chosen

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on January 11, 2017

Isaiah 49:1-7 January is a challenging month because of the weather.  We get gray skies, the lake is gray, the trees are gray, if they are bereft of snow.  The wind blows cold and we feel chilled to the bone.  It’s difficult to stay upbeat when we face dreary weather.  It’s a time of year […]

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Conflict Resolution

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on August 26, 2014

Matthew 18:15-20 There is a lot of focus on Conflict Resolution these days.  I am forever getting emails offering courses in conflict resolution.  It seems that there is a lot of conflict in our world and also in our churches.  People are always shocked that there exists conflict in the church.  They expect that because […]

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Finding What is Lost

Posted by Marilyn Townsend-Smith on June 20, 2014

Matthew 10:24-39 Have you ever felt like you were lost?  Think way back, to when you were just a child.  Did you ever go somewhere unfamiliar and wander off from your parents, distracted by something that caught your eye, then when you looked up you couldn’t find your parents?  If you can recall such an […]

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