Recent Sermons & Reflections

Youth Ministry – by Jillian Ruch

This sermon was preached on October 14, 2018, by Jillian Ruch when she visited St Aidan's in her capacity as the York-Scarborough Area Youth Ministry Coordinator. Through the written word, and the spoken word, may we know your Living Word Jesus Christ our Saviour....

Turn Around! Oct. 14, 2018

The rich young man in Mark’s gospel went away from Jesus because he was attached to his property and coundn’t “sell what he had, give the money to the poor and follow Jesus”. This commentary asks what you would say to the rich young man.

Gratitude: From Me to We

Thanksgiving - Sunday October 7th, 2018 “Don’t worry. Seek God’s kingdom first.” This may be one of the hardest instructions Jesus ever gave, and the one we fail most: not worrying, and setting God’s kingdom, God’s way of living, as our first priority. And yet it lies...

Thanksgiving Sunday Oct. 7, 2018

God gives us the necessities of life…food and clothing… and desires our recognition and gratitude for these things. Thanksgiving Sunday is a time when we focus our attention on this part of our prayer.

Scandal and Shock Sept. 30, 2018

Scandalizing someone seems like a quaint idea these days. But leadiing someone to sin or causing them to avoid the church or access to God is a serious offense. The gospel of Mark deals with that this day.

Hard Gospel Reflections on Orange Shirt Day

Have you ever had something special taken away from you, forever?   One day when I was in middle school—eighth grade—I purchased the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.  I was so pleased to get this particular issue because it featured an article and lots of...

The Lens We See Through

I was buying some new sunglasses this summer while our son Ben was visiting, and he said, “Mum, try these,” and handed me his pair. I put them on and they had a sort of tint that made everything seem warm and yellow and clear. “Aren’t they great?” Ben said. “When I...

“Who Do You Say That I Am?”

Who is Jesus?  That is the resounding question that we hear in today’s Gospel.  Jesus is wandering about with his closest followers, going from one town to another, near the area that today is known as the Golan Heights.  And in the course of their journeying he cuts...