Windsor Park United Church


Patrick

  • Patrick’s Ordination – May 2018

    (click the play button and then click the square at the bottom right of the video to watch full screen!)

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  • Advent Living Prayer Shawl

    Peace and blessings to you all, At this time of the year when we are all so busy with presents, parties, and family plans, I invite you to remember that our prayers are always important, especially at this time of year. So I invite you to become a participant in our first Windsor Park United […]

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  • What Can We Do?

    I woke up this morning, like many of you, to another Monday morning, but was faced with a weekend of violence and death, Edmonton, Las Vegas and Marseilles. We are faced with so much hate and violence in the world that it can be overwhelming and so I would like to pass along some words […]

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  • Humbled at the Table – Oct. 1, 2017

    You think you own whatever land you land on The earth is just a dead thing you can claim But I know ev’ry rock and tree and creature Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.   You think the only people who are people Are the people who look and think like you […]

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  • It is done!

    I sit here for the last time in a residence room as a student in the summer distance program at the Atlantic School of Theology. It is almost a surreal experience. I can hear the voices of other students laughing down the hallway as they share a meal together, as we do every weekday morning. […]

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  • Transitions and Endings

    It is the last Sunday for me on campus as a Summer Distance student at the Atlantic School of Theology. I must explain my absence for the past 2 weeks. I have been made aware of all that has happened since I have been away and the losses of so many. I wanted to leave […]

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  • It is all Greek to me!

    Well it is the first day of the second class of the summer term. You would think that I would have learned after last year and trying to learn Biblical Hebrew in two weeks. But no, I have to take Biblical Greek in the same amount of time. Well to be honest I have not […]

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  • Canada Day, Canada’s 150

    It is Canada day and here is sit in residence at the Atlantic School of Theology listening to the fog horns going off every couple of minutes. We were supposed to be out sailing today, but the weather was not really conducive to being on the water today as we have had a lot of […]

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  • 25/30 or Two Weeks Down

    To be honest when I wrote last week I found myself in the midst of a week that seemed to be dragging on so slowly. Well here we are at the end of the next week, at the end of my first course and two weeks closer to coming home. It is amazing how time […]

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  • Continuing to Ask “What?”

    Have you ever had one of those experiences when you are engaging with something, either another person, a course, or a situation, and you you find that you are continuing to ask yourself the question ‘what?’ This is where I find myself at the end of the first week of studies here at school. There […]

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  • Accolades and Reflection

    This first week has been a very interesting time here at the Atlantic School of Theology. We have welcomed new students, one from Newfoundland, and two from Southern Ontario. What we have come to realize is that this program has become, not just an educational program for the Maritimes,  but a program for Canada, as […]

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  • It Begins

    I arrived in Halifax late yesterday afternoon to clouds and a bit of rain. This will be a short post today as I preparing to leave residence for my final weekend formation retreat which will be taking place at Mt. Allison in Sackville, New Brunswick. It seems a bit strange to come this far east […]

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  • Sermon – Sunday, June 4, 2017

    This really is not your typical Sunday service. I know that it might seem a bit confusing as to why we had communion before the meditation, but I think that for me, it makes a statement that is important today in a number of ways. This is Pentecost Sunday, the beginning of the church and […]

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  • Readings and Meditation from the Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service 2016

    Isaiah 40: 1-2, 26-31 1“Comfort, oh comfort my people,” says your God. 2“Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem, but also make it very clear that she has served her sentence, 26Look at the night skies: Who do you think made all this? Who marches this army of stars out each night, counts them off, calls […]

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  • Another Summer Term Comes to a Close

    I find it interesting how there really is a relative aspect to time. I left Winnipeg this year on June 11th to come to Halifax for my 4th summer. It seemed like such a long time to be away. I know, this year was only to be 5 weeks, as opposed to the usual 6 […]

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