Good Gracious

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Good Gracious


  • May11Wed

    Mission Moment May 2022 - Miriam Centre

    May 11, 2022 Linda Clarke


    The dove holding the heart in its beak symbolizes love, hope, healing and freedom, which is the heart of their mission.

    Miriam Centre opened its doors July 1, 1988. The Centre was born from the desire of a group of concerned people wanting to offer life affirming options to all who find the circumstances surrounding their pregnancy...

  • May11Wed

    May 2022 - The Living God Who Sees Me

    May 11, 2022 Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent

    Families are often difficult to figure out. Living in good relationship with all parts of them is usually a challenge. One could argue this for both physical families and Jesus’ family, which is represented in our congregation, and all congregations that belong to Jesus. One of the strange and beautiful family narratives of the Bible is...

  • Apr6Wed

    Good Gracious Mission Moment - April 2022

    April 6, 2022 Linda Clarke


    The missions committee has added a few new missions to our support list for 2022. In the Good Gracious publications this year, I hope to introduce you to some of them. This month I will introduce you to Ottawa Campus Chaplaincy. It is supported by the Christian Reformed Church and the Presbyterian Church through our Ottawa...

  • Apr6Wed

    Good Gracious April 2022 - Once Again

    April 6, 2022 Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent

    If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith…but Christ has indeed risen from the dead…  (1 Cor. 15: 13-14, 20)


    This April has us consider the cross and the resurrection of Jesus once again. These are not...

  • Apr3Sun

    Hazelwood April 2022 - Fear Not

    April 3, 2022 Donald Corbett

    Do you have fears?  Most of us do to one degree or another.  Some of us fear heights, closed spaces, illness, or spiders and insects.  Others fear public speaking, abandonment, isolation, humiliation, shame, or sadness.   Fear is an emotion in response to a threat, real or otherwise.

    Being afraid, on the other hand, is to be filled with fear.  It is the adjective to fear’s noun and is used to describe ones’ anxiety concerning a situation or thing.

  • It’s a new year and a new budget. The congregation approved a Missions budget of $19,369 for 2022. The Presbyterian Sharing budget has been greatly reduced to $5000 and reallocated to Missions in order for us to better direct our support. The Missions Committee made up of Pastor Jonathan, Allan Smith, Penny O’Brien, Min Mihalik and...

  • Mar4Fri

    Hazelwood March 2022 - A fork in the road

    March 4, 2022 Donald Corbett

    Lawrence Peter Berra – aka “Yogi” – was not only an American baseball legend, but he was also well known for his ability to turn a phrase.  Over time, these quotes became known as “Yogi-isms”.  Here is one:

  • Mar4Fri

    Good Gracious March 2022 - Choosing to not take shortcuts

    March 4, 2022 Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent

    As the weather moves slowly again toward Spring, we also take up another season of Lent. This forty-day period, preparing our hearts and minds and lives for Easter allows us to reflect again on the Lordship of Christ in all that we are as followers of His.

  • Feb2Wed

    Good Gracious February 2022 - The Love Month

    February 2, 2022 Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent

    February as the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is supposed to be warmed by love, so we take the middle of the month and dedicate it to love. Good idea. Of course, like all other holidays, it is not just my idea or your idea, there is a history and a reason for Valentine’s Day. Now hagiography, the study of the saints,...

  • Feb2Wed

    Hazelwood February 2022 – A winter of discontent?

    February 2, 2022 Donald Corbett

    “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of York; and all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried.”  (Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1)

    This opening line to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays is often quoted to describe dismal and unhappy times,...