Rev. Heather M. McClure


10:30 A.M. WORSHIP



5964 Notre Dame de Grâce
N.D.G., Montreal

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January 12, 2018


Hi All,


I just clicked on a Facebook post that is called Remembering 1985. It played music, as well as, showing images of music videos, video games, television shows and advertising from that year. The interesting thing about this little montage is that it all feels and sounds so familiar to me. My guess is that you could play the same sort of thing for me from any year from 1975 to 1990 and it would likely be just as familiar to me. I think we all have a period of time when we can remember details like music, television, technology and historical events. I suspect, that for most people it happens as we move through our teens and early adulthood, as we are discovering who we are and how we want to be. I still love the music of this time of my life the best; it will be the soundtrack of my senior years!


But what about our faith life? Do we also have a time that is just as influential for our faith?  When I look back on my life, I would say yes!  For me it was in the mid 1970’s. The Red Hymnbook had been released, ‘new’ hymns like Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You and Lord of the Dance were first sung in United Churches across the country. I remember my minister wearing brightly coloured clergy shirts instead of black ones and in Sunday school we where learning about differing expressions of Christianity. It all was amazing and exciting for a young teen who was discovering her personal faith at that time. The thing about this important time in my faith life, is that unlike secular life, that which feeds my faith is constantly growing and evolving. I find that God is constantly challenging and calling me in new ways.


This week at Wesley, the theme is of God’s call to us and I will be preaching on that theme. I hope you will think about how God calls you as you think about your own life.  As usual, there will be Sunday School for the children and a reminder to members of the Official Board that we have a meeting on Monday evening.


I hope to see you on Sunday,