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Reflections, Images, and Videos for February 19

February 24, 2017


heart-1-gifIn keeping with February 19 being in the middle of Family Day Weekend, our 8:30 and 10 a.m. Services at St. Paul’s had the theme of so loving others that we have an embrace as wide as Our Lord’s on the Cross to welcome everyone as part of the family. Here, embedded immediately below, are the videos we watched before our 10 a.m. Service to prepare for worship.


This welcoming of all was made explicit with our singing “Part of the Family” to open both our 8:30 and 10:00 Services. Here’s a video of a congregation singing this hymn.


Here’s the Gospel passage we read at our 8:30 and 10 a.m. Services.

Here’s a Homily on this passage plus the Old Testament Reading for February 19.

black-history-monthFebruary is Black History Month in Canada. In honour of this, here are 2 sermons by the Rev’d Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jesus’ teaching in our Gospel Reading to love our enemies, followed by the U2 tribute song to Martin Luther King, “Pride (In the Name of Love)”.


We left our 10 a.m. Service with the following music sending us forth to shine in the world with the light of Our Lord’s love.

u5dtdbpd16uezohd5jsyn97xyq7lnz4_1680x8400The image at the top of this posting is a mural by the famous graffiti artist Banksy on a building in Clacton-on-Sea, England. Ironically, the local District Council, which didn’t know the artwork was by Banksy, removed the mural from the building after it received a complaint that the painting was “offensive” and “racist”.

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