“Why Do You Call on the Day of the Lord?”

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When the prophet Amos spoke of “God coming close” it was warning. The people had hidden abuse, violence, and injustice in the shadows for too long, and God, like a blazing fire, was going to burn it all up.

That’s the day of the Lord. What does it have to do with sexual assault, and the #metoo movement?

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Some slides about "the day of the Lord" and "sportz" - hope they help.

Sue Carr Shares Some Wisdom

Beautiful photo by Henry Liu - https://www.flickr.com/photos/henrylw/

Beautiful photo by Henry Liu - https://www.flickr.com/photos/henrylw/


For the next few weeks at Eucharist Church we're going to be interviewing people who inspire us, and who we think are full of wisdom. 

This week we got to kick off our conversations with a bang!
Sue Carr is the Executive Director of "541 - Eatery & Exchange" - one the most innovative and entrepreneurial ministries in Canada.

Sue touched on her life story and themes of vocation, family, risk, and following God through all sorts of strange and wild turns.

Read more about 541 Eatery and Exchange by clicking here!

Two Kinds of Safe

2015.05.31 - Kevin Makins - The Church Calendar

Two Kinds of Safe

Acts 7-8, 1

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Anyone have a story about a time where someone was hurt by a person who claimed to be a Christian? Where a congregation was prejudice, controlling or judgemental?

… Thought so.

In a time where SO many people have been hurt by people claiming to be Christians, it’s refreshing and encouraging to see so many communities valuing the idea of “safe church”

But there is another question worth asking: should the church be safe?

This week we also dedicated Aaron and Cath’s baby Georgia, so if you hear references to families that are joining us, or some general baby-talk, that’s why!

The text:

Acts 9:1-5

That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. Devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison.

Now those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them.



2013.12.08 - COLOSSIANS REMIXED - Kevin Makins


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Colossians 3:22-4:1, Romans 8, 1 John 1

Now that we’ve tackled women and children’s submission we can move on to a simpler, more Christmas-like topic… slavery. …


Let’s be honest: lots of people want to put the bible on trial for what it does and does not say when it comes to slavery. But the same bible that was used to defend human slavery was also used to give hope to the enslaved!

What exactly was Paul saying to these slaves and slave owners in Colossae, and perhaps the more frightening question, what is the text saying to us two-thousand years later?

The text:

Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Targum written and read by Aaron Craig

Mustard Seeds. - The Spiritual Discipline of Just Showing Up


2013.03.10 - Kevin Makins - Mustard Seeds.

The Spiritual Discipline of Just Showing Up

Luke 14

“… the greatest spiritual discipline isn’t praying the daily office, or eating a vegan lifestyle. The greatest spiritual discipline is actually just showing up.”

Music led by Joel Cumby and Dave Hamilton - starts 38 minutes in.

Mustard Seeds. - You Don't Get To Know


2013.02.17 - Kevin Makins - Mustard Seeds.

You Don’t Get To Know

Mark 4

Anyone else feel super guilty that they don’t do all that they should in order to love God and others more? 

Anyone else feel completely overwhelmed by all the ways this world is busted and broken and falling apart? 

Anyone else ever tempted to just give up, eat some snacks and play video games for the rest of the month?

Ya, me too.

Music led by Aaron Craig - starts 33 minutes in.

Soma: 1 Corinthians - Judging in the Present, Preparing for the Future


2012.01.15 - Greg Reader - Soma: 1 Corinthians

Judging in the Present, Preparing for the Future

1 Corinthians 6, Daniel 7, Matthew 5 &18, Acts 2

Greg Reader is tagged in to tackle 1 Corinthians 6, and continue our “micro-series” on judgment in the church.

“Do you not know that you will judge Angels?” asks the Apostle Paul. Well, no, actually Paul I didn’t know that.

What does it mean that we will judge the world? What does it mean to rule with Christ? And how exactly does that affect our day to day living, right here and right now?

Music led by Joel Cumby and friends - starts 1 hour and 2 minutes in.