I promised yesterday to post a video sermonette. And can I just say my heart is with every pastor who is out there doing a livestream or a video sermon today? It is not easy! I went through a lot of takes, stopping the video after a minute or two when I said something weird or was uncomfortable in some way. And then decided that for better or worse, this last take would be the one I went with.

So of course, as soon as I tried to upload I had internet problems. Because that is just the way things go sometimes. And the video took forever to upload. But in any case, here we are.

A word or two: my friend Janet who I mention in this is The Rev. Janet Ryu-Chan of Morningside-HighPark Presbyterian Church in Toronto. She’s a dear friend and a wonderful colleague. We’ve made it a practice to plan Lent and Advent together since I came to serve Graceview in 2017.

Here is my video:

The Scripture I read is Matthew 23:13-28 and then 2 Corinthians 4:1-9.