I posted a re-worked version of a sermon I preached at a wedding, held the day of Southern Alberta’s recent floods. A teaser:
There we were on the Friday, but not in the place we were supposed to be meeting, nor at the time we were supposed to gather. Though I was officiating, I wasn’t actually supposed to be giving the sermon; sadly, our lead pastor Clint Humfrey’s home was flooded and he had to deal with the needs of his family, and so he could not participate as had been planned. And so, as we marked two new beginnings that weekend for joyful reasons, far too many people—including some we at Calvary Grace dearly love and care for—were also facing a new beginning that had been forced upon them, forced to start over after great loss.
As for Clint, Daniel Melvill Jones, one of our Calvary Grace Church volunteers helping with the High River cleanup this past week, posted some poignant pictures of Clint’s former library. His Twitter feed has some sobering comments as well.