It’s great to be with you this morning and I’m thankful for the invitation to come and join you for fellowship and to have an opportunity to share with you. As Dot mentioned, I’m Allyson MacLeod and I’m the Pastor of Community Engagement and Teaching at Keswick Presbyterian Church just up the road.
God, we give you thanks today for: The mothers who gave birth to us, The mothers who raised us, The not-our-mothers who shaped and molded us. We give you thanks for mothers but we won’t pretend its all Hallmark. It is joy and fear; it is happiness and sorrow; it is pride and the shame
One of the things I have really come to appreciate about the KesPres family is a growing diversity, not just gifts or experience but also age, race, tradition and language. We try to provide multiple opportunities for people to use their gifts in a variety of ways as they feel able but celebrating diversity through
A reposting – from last Mother’s Day My road to Mother’s Day was a rocky one. Kirk and I had been married for several years before we began really trying, with intention, to conceive. But after a year with no positive results we were referred to a fertility specialist. Just hearing the word
A Prayer for Good Friday – The Lord’s Table Lord Jesus We come to the table in silence but we are mindful of the sounds of this day. The sounds of betrayal The soft intimacy of a kiss 30 coins jangling in a pocket A rooster crows The sounds of rejection The bystanders become an
It first happened when I was watching what has now become the traditional way of beginning our annual general meeting: the year- in- review video. I was watching with rapt fascination, the images of our family life together at KesPres: baptisms and the church picnic, Summer Morning Camp and Samaritan’s Shoe Boxes piled high, the