Topic

Thomas Bergen spoke on the parable of the prodigal sons (plural). As a self-portrait of our excessive and wasteful living, the story of the younger son tells us that even if we search for love in all the wrong places, we can come to our senses and be welcomed back by a compassionate Father. As an image of our competitive jealousy, like that of the Pharisees, the elder son resented the total forgiveness offered to all sinners. Henri Nouwen interpreted the parable as a challenge and invitation to hear God’s voice of love and return home. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Romans 8: 15-17a; Ezekiel 16:1-6, 9-12, 14-19; Luke 15:11-32

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Thomas Bergen

Worship Leader: Diane Ehling

Song Leader: Angela Ruthven

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

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Sunday School Team

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