Ecclesiastes 3 and Matthew 13:24-30

A virtual service of worship structured on the Book of Alternative Services (Anglican Church of Canada) Home Prayers Service featuring the participants of St. Thomas, Chilliwack and St. Matthew, Abbotsford.  In his devotional, Pt. III of "Keeping it Real" (Summer Study in the book of Ecclesiastes), Fr. Allen introduces possible this book's most famous passage "a time for everything," used in famous pop songs and novels.  Wrestling with time has far more profound implications than as a device to measure our work days and our doctor's appointments.  Viewed from the perspective of Solomon and Jesus, we can understand time as not simply "our time" but "God's time" and this will affect how we understand the times.