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100 YEARS

WESLEY

UNITED CHURCH

Rev. Heather M. McClure

SUNDAY MORNING

10:30 A.M. WORSHIP

OTHER SERVICES & EVENTS

AS ANNOUNCED 



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


514-484-7221 
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July 3, 2020

 

Hi All,

Iam writing in my cool basement office on what is promising to be a very hot and humid day.  Our air-conditioning will likely soon be turned on to ensure the our home is comfortable for sleeping tonight.  Although no storms are forecast for today, I worry that we will lose power once more.However, I know that no matter what happens, we will be safe.

 

While my worries and concerns are real for me, they are problems that exist because I live a life of privilege that ensures I have a secure home. I have the privileges of clean water and abundant food. I enjoy freedoms that come with citizenship, education and a steady income. I know the reality of privilege that comes with my skin colour, my culture, my upbringing and the opportunities that come my way, often without anything I have done to deserve them.

 

Of course I could also list the privileges I do not enjoy and complain about them, but my reality is one where that complaining would ring hollow, not only in the ears of others but also in my own. I could thank God for my privilege, but in doing so, I would be consigning the fate and struggles of others to God as well. I do not believe in that kind of God and I know that my privilege did not come from God. The privilege of my life comes from human hands just as the discrimination, violence and lack in our world come from human hands. In the face of this, I must own how my humanity has played a part in what is wrong in our world. This burden is a heavy one and one not easily borne. However, God’s call to love is the essential and faithful response to this burden and it is a call I must accept. The how is not as easy to discern, but I am working on that.

 

This week at Wesley I will be speaking about how heavy burdens can be carried as I preach from Matthew 11:28-30 and the yoke of Jesus.  I invite you to Zoom into worship on Sunday morning and to our Thursday programs at the links below. Even if you are on vacation, or travelling, we are here on Zoom for you to connect.

 

See you on Sunday.

 

Rev. Heather

 

 

Sunday Worship at Wesley


Time: July 5, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Password: WUCworship
To phone in, call: 438 809 7799
Meeting ID: 823-842-178

 

Time to Share
Time Thursday, July 9, 3:00 pm
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Meeting ID:  886 8334 7627

Children’s Story Time
Time Thursday, July 9, 4:00 pm
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Password: WUCstory
To phone in, call: 438 809 7799
Meeting ID: 819 7167 2106ime (US and Canada)