Joel Russell-MacLean

November 2023

From Deuteronomy to Christ’s Return             We have spent the last few months preaching through Deuteronomy. I think it has been important for us to reaffirm as a congregation, out loud, that we are called to discipleship. We are to strive to do what is right and to reject what …

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October 2023

Giving Thanks            Thanksgiving has been one of the major Canadian seasons throughout my lifetime. In school, we read stories about harvest being shared with newcomers to this continent. I was in a city school in Toronto’s suburbs but even there, thanksgiving meant farm-themed activity sheets and bucolic scenes of corn …

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Summer 2023

The Garden and The City       Summer is a time for being outside in Regina. People head to the cabin, go to camp, hike in the country, and explore gardens or city parks. We have great places in Regina for walking or biking. Many Christians count on these times for renewal and rest. Being renewed …

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June 4 2023

Every year we pass through three celebrations: Jesus’ ascension to the Father’s presence, the Holy Spirit sent by the Father to us, and finally, Trinity Sunday. These celebrations highlight that the Godhead has three distinct persons who, together, are one being. Each person is fully God—not one third of God. But at the same time …

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May 21 2023

I hope this finds you well as spring arrives in earnest in Regina. This past week, many trees leafed out quickly. I spent a few days south of Indian Head in a little secluded valley. Some of you may remember Fred and Betty Anderson. I was staying in a simple, little cabin they built by …

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