Rev. Heather M. McClure


10:30 A.M. WORSHIP



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

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This Week@Wesley

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December 15, 2017


Greetings everyone!


A friend of mine fell on Monday and broke her wrist. It was not a serious break, and she is just fine. However, I was feeling bad for her so I looked at my schedule and told her I could give her 2-3 hours on Wednesday afternoon to do whatever she needed.  In the end she decided to have me take her to run some errands and make a visit to a friend who lives in a nursing home.  I volunteered to help out this friend, because I hoped it would cheer her up and help out in a busy time. But in the end, I feel like she did way more for me than I did for her. She is so positive and just said, “This is just an inconvenience.”


When I told some other friends about it and how positive an experience it was, they praised me for what I did and said they admire the way I just jump in and do what needs to be done. When I questioned them, they suggested that I do that sort of thing often and this surprised me.


I have been thinking about this for the last 12 hours, and wondering why I do what I do. I guess it is who I am, but it is also a part of my Christian calling. God creates each one of us in God’s own image and gives us the capacity to do some things well and it is our responsibility to use these gifts to serve God and others.  So what is it that you do well?  How can you use your God given talent to make a difference in someone else life? I think this is an important question to ask in this season where the focus is often on gifts we buy, instead of on the gifts we already possess.


This week@Wesley, we will light the candle of love on this fourth Sunday of Advent. During our service, we will be listening for the messages of the angels that appear in our Nativity story and we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion.


As we look ahead to Christmas, I remind you that there is a single service on December 24th, at 4 pm. I hope you will including worship in your Christmas Eve celebrations.


I look forward to seeing you all.