Today is Heritage Sunday. This is not a church year Sunday but something the Presbyterian Church in Canada does. It is a Sunday to spend at least a moment or two looking at where we came from so we have a better idea of why we are where we are.
The two sermons are looking at Heritage Sunday through the lens of the Law . . . at least a little bit. The idea I was trying to get at is: Law and laws are markers of what a culture feels is important at any particular time. In the end, I preached primarily on the Gospel lesson for today, Matthew 5:21-37, making the case that Jesus’ interpretation of the Law was wider and more encompassing and is actually harder than simply following a list of “do this and do not do that” rules.
There are three extra recordings this Sunday. The people of St. Mark’s and Knox were asked for their memories of St. Marks. These memories were read at three points in the service. I hope you enjoy them.
As always, if you desire to comment on the sermon(s), I’d love to hear/read what you have to say.