HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN

Holy Cross’ Website here

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spong cartoonBishop John Shelby Spong described Holy Cross as: “A Jewel in the frozen north!”

“…an incredible power emanates from this congregation. Most of the small Christian churches in the United States and Canada are discouraged. They feel impotent to impact the modern world. They are shackled with the vestiges of yesterday that find expression in scripture and liturgy. They feel like the mystical Sisyphus as they seek to roll the mighty stone uphill. I invite those churches to look at, correspond with, visit, get on the mailing list of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newmarket, Ontario. What I found there will energize my life for years.”

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Visit Holy Cross Lutheran Church’s Website:  here

GJS 2016

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12 thoughts on “HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN

  1. Hi, I was just reading a lot on this web site. Do you or your church believe in original sin concept and/or that Jesus died for our sins. Thanks v. sedo

    • Speaking for myself and not my church: I do not believe in original sin. The concept of original sin is just one of many ways of interpreting the creation stories found in Genesis. I believe that creation is “originally blessed”. As part of creation humans are born into this world blessed. The idea that we are created in sin is a contradiction of Scripture and more the product of Medieval theology. I prefer to follow the early Christians and the Christian mystics and indeed the Eastern Orthodox theologies which begin with the premise that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” – original blessing rather than original sin. As for the substitutionary atonement theory that “Jesus died for our sins”, I categorically reject this theory which was developed in the twelfth century by Anselm. While there are some in the church who ascribe to these theologies, I and many others do not.

  2. wonderful event!! pub talk– just in reflection of what we want community to be– I am thankful to be invited and that your church embraces outside opinions..I mentioned “honesty” being important to me, but I think what is important is a collective whatever everyone wants…whether its liturgy, friendship, an escape, community, family, we as a community need to give it all!! as a church 😉 thanks for great night

  3. Rev. Dawn Hutchings,
    I attended the Friday session. Not that anything was new to me, but I enjoyed the beautiful meaningful presentation. Some in our congregations (United Church, Sandford/Zephyr) would like to purchase the videos for our adult education. If you have any extras, please let me know. We already did Joan Chittister, Marcus Borg and The system belongs to God. I myself am also a Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist (SGI) and the session on Friday met both; we just call God the mystic law in us and we in it.
    Sincerely,
    Gisela Rolling

    • In the scriptures we hear Jesus exhort us to love God with all our hearts, with all our strength, with all our soul, and with all our mind. Loving God requires that we love with our minds. we are fearfully and wonderfully made, gifted with minds with which to love God this requires thinking. Any faith that does not include fully engaging our minds is inconsistent with our God-given nature. May the peace of Christ give you the courage you need to contemplate over and over again the awesome reality we call God! Shalom…

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  5. Hi Pastor Dawn!
    I’ve read several of your Sermons and blogs and really enjoyed your insights. Though a lay person, I have been enjoined to give the homily on November 15th. Gospel is Mark 13:1-8. I’ve really been wrestling with this text. Looking for the “nut”! Might you share with me a few words re your slant? 🙏🏻 Thanks, Mary Ann from Southern Oregon

  6. Wow, Pastor Dawn, I wish your church were around the corner from me! I’ve been on a spiritual journey for the last several years, and I would feel so much more comfortable in a church where it’s okay to “think outside the traditional box”. I really enjoyed your Advent sermon.
    Kathie from Central Indiana.

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