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

December 11, 2016: The Shadow side of a Good Thing by Rev. Beth Hayward (Matthew 3: 1-12)

Posted on Dec 11, 2016
It’s been said that “if bodies tell stories, scars are their words.”[1] Reading my own there are the tiny red lines on both of my eyes from a now obsolete surgical procedure that was successful in causing my lazy eyes to look forward instead of at my nose, these are a couple of scars for which
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December 4, 2016: Marnie Goldenberg (Song of Solomon 2:8-13)

Posted on Dec 09, 2016
We welcomed Marnie Goldenberg as our guest speaker today. Marnie is a speaker, writer, educator and not-for-profit consultant. Her mission as a sex educator is to help raise sex smart kids. Marnie works with students, parents and professionals to reframe the conversations we have about sex by
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November 27, 2016: The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson (Isaiah 11:1-10)

Posted on Nov 27, 2016
We welcomed The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson as our guest preacher today. Mr. Thompson holds a Doctor of Ministry and a Masters of Divinity from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts from Huron College, University of Western Ontario. He has served parishes in Alberta and
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November 20, 2016: Everybody Knows by Rev. Beth Hayward (Jeremiah 23: 1-6)

Posted on Nov 20, 2016
A week ago, the iconic American comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) opened on a sombre note, akin to the way the show opened after the 9/11 and Paris attacks. The camera closes in on the pantsuit clad Hilary Clinton character. Sitting at a piano she eases into her rendition of Cohen’s
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November 13, 2016: Rup Sidhu

Posted on Nov 13, 2016
Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, composer, and facilitator currently residing on unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver BC. Rup’s work meets at the intersection of social justice and the arts. For the past 13 years he has been growing his understanding of anti-oppression
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