Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Sermons by Reverend Ian Macdonald

Unity in Community

As I stand before you at this Table, I reflect on the fullness of our worship today. We have already remembered the names of loved ones who have moved on to be with God. We’ve celebrated the holy rite of baptism, welcoming another beautiful child of God into the body of Christ. And soon we will partake in the communion meal, remembering…

Judgment and Justice

I’m curious to know how many of you wiggled and squirmed in your seats as Pastor Jason and I read these uncomfortable passages. I did. Having sat in my fair share of fire and brimstone sermons, I don’t like hearing words like this in my Sunday worship. I want Good News, my Buddy Jesus that I can have a beer with…not the…

Plan Ahead

I tell you, these last few days have certainly flown by. It felt like ten minutes…under water! However, the week finally ended on two distinctly different notes; wonderful celebration for the life of K.C., and then off to Grand Ledge to officiate C.S.’s amazing wedding. As you can imagine, these were two completely different events, each with its own set of emotions.…

You Are Invited

On our refrigerator sits an invitation to the Montcalm Community College Foundation Scholarship Celebration. Inside the card it politely states, “You are cordially invited to attend this special celebration to honor the donors and the recipients.” I am both humbled and proud to say I am neither a donor nor a recipient. The invitation was addressed to my wife, Kathleen, whose academic achievements are…

Seek ye first…

(Open with some Olympic jokes and banter…) Speaking of the Olympics…have any of you wondered what kind of attention Ryan Lochte was seeking when he went out partying in Rio? If you haven’t heard, the 12-time Olympic medalist has had a tremendous downfall lately. You could say his “Tayna Harding” moment began after he and three teammates hit the town to celebrate.…