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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 […]

Worship for Sunday April 19, 2020

Worship for Sunday April 19, 2020

link to worship video We begin our worship with Jeff Gorick offering a lively version of “This Little Light of Mine” Then Gillian Lamoure reads our Gospel Lesson for the day: Our reading is from the Gospel of John in the 20th chapter, as found in the translation called “The Message”. It tells the story […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palm Sunday Worship Video

The link on this page will take you to a YouTube video that is our worship resource for Palm Sunday. It includes a wonderful anthem from the senior choir, a reading by Gillian Lamoure, and a clip of the children’s time, all taken from last year’s Palm Sunday worship service. On Friday afternoon, after 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 […]

Just 3 good things

Just 3 good things

I woke up with an idea, and a song in my head. The idea is that I want to do three good things today. Not the usual, routine things that are part of most days, but new things. I intend to spend some time thinking about what I can do, planning how to do it, […]