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Harrow United Church Easter 2020 Worship Service

Harrow United Church Easter 2020 Worship Service

There is a link below to the video of this service. The video opens with a wonderful “virtual choir” singing Morning Has Broken. Our scripture lesson is read by the members of our confirmation class. I recorded a sermon in the sanctuary, which is followed by “Thine is the Glory”, with piano and vocals by […]

Good Friday Worship

Good Friday Worship

I enlisted the help of Larry Anderson, the musician at Harrow United Church, and Naomi Woods, to create a simple worship service for this Good Friday, April 10, 2020.   Here is a link to the audio file: audio file of Good Friday Worship Naomi read the scripture for us: John 19:17-30 (NIV) Larry Anderson played […]

An illustration I’m leaving out of my Good Friday sermon

I had a moment this week when I needed to unclog a toilet, and couldn’t a find a plunger. We haven’t needed one since we moved to our new home. I don’t remember unpacking it. Rather than being thankful we haven’t needed one for that long, or that this was the biggest problem in our […]

Are you running in circles yet?

Are you running in circles yet?

I once had to miss a half marathon for which I’d trained hard, so I ran it as 20 laps of the street we used to live on, which was actually part of a rectangle pieced together around a little park. Advantages of a run in my neighbourhood included not worrying about traffic, and not […]

Signs of Hope and New Life

Signs of Hope and New Life

My wife and I were out for a walk one evening this week, and I began to take pictures with my phone, of the signs of hope and new life I saw. The image above is one of my favourites. The concrete driveway in front of this house was covered with messages and pictures. We […]