Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve struggled with the time change since we entered Daylight Saving Time on 11 March.
Somehow, this year, having light later in the day just hasn’t aligned with the weather, with my internal clock, or with my impatience for spring’s arrival. As much as I love winter, I’m ready for longer, warmer, and brighter days. As my colleague Jane Rzepka says, “We’ve wintered long enough.” And so we have.
Truth be told, though, I know my longing for springtime is about more than a desired change in the weather; it is about a deep-seated need for the renewal of life around me—and within me, too. Maybe the same is true for you in this season, as well.
This Sunday, as we celebrate Easter and Passover and mark the slow return of spring, we’ll honour the enduring stories that speak to the power and possibility of new life. The Choral Introit will be a beautiful setting of George Matheson’s “O Love, that will not let me go”. Our Resident Musicians will offer as the Anthem “I Feel So Much Spring” from William Finn’s musical A New Brain. This will be a guest-friendly service, so feel free to bring along a friend or family member to join us on Sunday.
In whatever ways you celebrate this season, may your heart be touched by the joy of a brighter day.
In faith and love,
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