Holy Cross Lutheran Church

“The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!” – Reformation Sunday

You can read a transcript of this sermon at www.pastordawn.com

Let us “repent” turn away from the tribalism that engenders hatred!

On this Reformation Sunday, we who bear the name Lutheran must confess the history of anti-Semitism that permeates our church’s history. From Martin Luther, the Holocaust, and beyond, we have all too often failed to live up to our Jewish founder’s command to love our neighbour. As we grieve with our sisters and brothers in Pittsburgh, let us resolve to repent, to turn away from the tribalism that continues to engender hatred. May the Shalom we long for come soon and may we be part of it’s coming.

There’s that word, ransom? – a progressive view of ransom – Mark 10:35-45

This sermon relies heavily on the exegetical work of David Lose. I am indebted to Marcus Borg for teaching us the questions to ask of ancient authors and their stories. I am also indebted to the critic of my work who took the time to challenged me to “confess that Jesus died for my sins”. While I do not share my critic’s atonement theology, I am grateful for his willingness to engage in conversation. You can read the full text of the sermon on the blog www.pastordawn.com

This Week at the Gathering Centre – home of Holy Cross

MORNING BREW: Painting the Stars

Join us tomorrow, Thurs. Oct.18 at 10am! Over a cup of morning brew we will explore the intersection between faith and science.

Eternal Life: No Beginning and No End! – Mark 10:17-31

You can read the full text of this sermon at: www.pastordawn.com 

This Week – Oct. 14-20

BREWDINGS over a Pint – Pub-nights begin Tues. Oct. 16

Our building has a NEW NAME!

After a great deal of consultation, we have arrived at a new name for our building!  


Thank-you to everyone who participated in this process!!!

In due course, we will be designing/ordering a banner to serve as our temporary sign.
Our promotional material will invite participants to join us at the
Gathering Centre the home of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Feed the Wolves: a sermon for St. Francis Sunday – Matthew 6:25-30

read the full text on the blog www.pastordawn.com

A Way of Life – Watch Session ONE

Conversations:  The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking A Better Way To Be Christian, by Brain McLaren – Sundays at 9:15am

Watch Session ONE – then Join the conversation Sunday September 30 – 9:15am


Program Planning Team Update – Andrew Slonetsky

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL Meeting Sunday Sept. 30 – after worship Potluck Lunch

ELCIC National Church Council – Update

Thanksgiving Decorations – volunteers

Inn From the Cold Community Meal Nov. 2 volunteers