Authors: Ivan Gregan


April 09, 2022

Some of the most memorable moments I’ve spent with musicians of various churches where I’ve worked has been away from the church itself—on tour or at a retreat. Don’t get me wrong, the time spent at the church is really valuable in many ways, but you sure get to know...

Author(s)
Tammy-Jo Mortensen
Ivan Gregan
Blog
February 15, 2021

The womb is a place of nurture and growth, yet it is not a place that is free from danger and death. We know at the end of nine months, a baby’s time there has come to an end.

Author(s)
Ivan Gregan
Blog
Service Date

The words “My father was a wandering Aramean” are central to the Passover Haggadah and, when recited, immediately involve the speaker in the unfolding narrative. In Hebrew, the word for wandering implies more than a nomadic movement; it carries the sense of being lost or about to perish. Jesus enters...

Author(s)
Ivan Gregan
Theme(s)
Contemplative Prayer
Eagle
Evil; Satan; Devil
Fasting
Humility
Weekly Service
November 15, 2018

Ivan Gregan at Port Wallis U.C., Dartmouth, N.S., has created a beautiful Celtic Christmas service. It includes some essential elements of Celtic worship: first, the theology that Christ is our light and comes to be with us; second, the rhyming form of the liturgy, designed to bring us into rhythm with...

Author(s)
Ivan Gregan
Theme(s)
Music and Singing
Worship Column

Lord, it is night—a time for stillness and rest. Quiet my soul and let me rest in the thoughts of your Presence. The day has been long but it is gone. Help me to let it go. The night is dark and I am far from home, but I am...

Author(s)
Ivan Gregan
Theme(s)
Night
Peace - inner calmness
Rest and Quiet
Prayer

As the sun rises to be the light of this physical world, so you rise before me to be the light for my spiritual path. Give me the assurance that you have placed along the path all that I will need to meet the challenges of this day. In expectation...

Author(s)
Ivan Gregan
Theme(s)
Assurance
Creation
Guidance
Light
Prayer