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July 26, 2020 “Soft Opening” Worship at Harrow United Church

July 26, 2020 “Soft Opening” Worship at Harrow United Church

It’s pretty common for new restaurants to run a “soft opening” ahead of the date when they “officially” open their doors. We had a Sunday morning worship service in the Harrow United Church building on July 26. This was the first time we’d had such a gathering since the 3rd week of March. We limited […]

Worship for July 5, 2020

Worship for July 5, 2020

This week’s video features an interview with my good friend, the Rev. Dr. Sam Parkes, who is United Methodist pastor serving a congregation in Mary Esther, Florida. Sam and I have been friends since the years he was working on his Th.D in Homiletics, at Emmanuel College, and the Toronto School of Theology. The video […]

Worship for June 28, 2020

link to June 28, 2020 worship video   My good friend, the Rev. Jennifer Potter is a self-described “United Church girl at heart”, and also an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. She and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Shannon Potter serve at Evangel Pentecostal Church in Oakville. Jennifer is one of the […]

Worship for June 7, 2020

Worship for June 7, 2020

Link to Worship Video for June 7, 2020 Link to announcements video for June 7, 2020 link to ShoeBox Sunday School video for June 7, 2020 This weekend’s worship video begins with a great piece from the Harrow United Church Senior Choir. The rest of the service is titled “From our Ark to Yours”, and features […]

Harrow United Church Worship for May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)

Harrow United Church Worship for May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)

Link to this week’s worship video link to our announcements video for May 31, 2020 The video opens with a great version of “Lean on Me” by Harrow’s own boy band, “Gimmick”: Greg Iler, Barry Mannell, Jeff Csikasz, and Jeff Gorick. We are so fortunate to have each of them as members and leaders in […]

Harrow United Church Worship for May 24, 2020

Harrow United Church Worship for May 24, 2020

Link to May 24, 2020 worship video link to ShoeBox Sunday School video for May 24, 2020 link to announcements video for May 24, 2020 Introduction to today’s readings from Scripture First we will hear the story of the end of the earthly ministry of a prophet of Ancient Israel, Elijah, which includes a moment […]

Worship for April 26, 2020 from Harrow United Church

Worship for April 26, 2020 from Harrow United Church

Worship Video for April 26, 2020 Above is the link to our worship offering for this week. The video opens with a praise song with a great message for the time we are living in, that ties in beautifully with the Gospel Lesson, and the Learning Time. Beth Graham read John 20:19-31 for us, the […]

More like a marathon than a sprint

More like a marathon than a sprint

Over the Easter weekend, I had virtual chats with some clergy colleagues, and a common theme was that most of us are busier than ever, and are having to learn new ways to function, in this strange time. In my early forties I started running long distance, after having been a happy and plump couch […]

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 […]