The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;
he has appointed me
to preach Good News to the poor;
he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted
and to announce
that the blind shall see,
that captives shall be released
and the downtrodden shall be freed
from their oppressors.
{Luke 4:18}

Preaching is a central part of sharing the Christian faith. It is not an attempt to convince or force anyone into believing something, it is sharing the rich spiritual tradition and wisdom of Jesus with each other. Christianity is a communal faith – we go beyond our own personal practice and come together to be challenged, enlightened and to deeply question our beliefs.

Sermons at Canadian Memorial will include Scripture, the latest thinking in philosophy and psychology, social justice themes, contemporary issues, myth and personal honesty. Come and be challenged!

Interested in the readings for the week? Click here for the lectionary generally used throughout the year.  The Bible we use is the New Revised Standard Version.

All Sermons

October 20, 2013 Giving in Abundance by Rev. Beth Hayward

Posted on Oct 20, 2013
I admit it. I have been known to shop at the big barn-like warehouse just over the Cambie Street Bridge. I have gone to one just like it on the way to a cottage vacation – rationalizing that it will mean fewer trips to the supermarket in the nearby town (which it doesn’t). I have even been
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Oct 13, 2013: Gratitude in Abundance by Rev Beth Hayward

Posted on Oct 17, 2013
Luke 17:11-19   Oct 13-13   This past Thursday morning Canada woke up and took notice as one of our own was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.  Whether you count yourself as an appreciator of Alice Munroe’s short stories or not the buzz was hard to miss.   A columnist in the Globe and Mail
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Oct 6, 2013: Feasting on Abundance by Rev Beth Hayward

Posted on Oct 06, 2013
I received in the mail this week a hand written letter from my mother in law.  Her letters are always reminiscent of a time now gone:  where news a week old is greeted with curious anticipation as you find a favourite chair; carefully slit the envelope then settle in to read every last word. 
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July 21, 2013: God of the Dark by Rhian Walker

Posted on Jul 21, 2013, Pastor: Rhian Walker
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” When I first read this passage, I had two reactions. One was, “wow, this is not the passage to read on a Monday morning before work”. The second was “wait, is this the Bible, or did I accidently pick up an existential philosophy book, maybe Sartre or Camus?”
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