Last weekend we carefully sowed some climbing nasturtium seeds for a sunny spot at the front of our house. It has become something of a family tradition. While waiting (im)patiently for them to sprout, this week I thought of the parable of Jesus, told in Matthew 13:3 – ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow …’ And then I thought of the wonderful painting by Vincent van Gogh (1888) …


Following the parable, there is an exhortation to examine what sort of soil we might be for the growth of the gospel (Matthew 18-23). But the emphasis of the parable itself  (Matthew 13:4-9) is upon the sower – the generous broadcasting of the seed, and the abundance of the ultimate harvest (Matthew 13:4-9).

This is a wonderful season in which to rejoice in the generosity of God and the extent of God’s grace in our lives and world, and to be reminded that God is at work to bring all things together for good. Join us in the worship of God this Sunday! A nursery for infants and a programme for children is offering during the service. The intersection of Princess and Clergy is now closed to traffic, but there remains ample parking along Queen and in the public lot behind the church off Queen. Have a look at the Order of Service and announcements below, and particularly the notes by our Director of Music, John Hall.

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