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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 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 […]

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 […]

Filling up on Hope, Joy, and Faith

Filling up on Hope, Joy, and Faith

Let us keep ourselves open to the power that carries our life in every moment…that we may be filled with silent gratefulness. (Paul Tillich) Paul Tillich was a theologian and philosopher who was born in Poland in 1886, and who lived until 1965. He was a thinker who sought to build bridges between the old […]

Worship for March 29, 2020

Worship for March 29, 2020

Link to audio file for this at home worship The audio file begins with Larry Anderson’s prelude, to help us prepare for worship. (Once the audio begins to play, you can click back to this page, and read and listen at the same time, if you like.) Let’s take a moment for quiet prayer. There […]

Colour your Prayers March 26, 2020

Colour your Prayers March 26, 2020

 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And the One who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of […]

Look for Beauty, for Grace, for Love

Look for Beauty, for Grace, for Love

If you look closely at this photo I just took of the garden plot outside our kitchen window, you will see that I have work to do! You may also see the rhubarb poking up, and the chives. Bordering the unkempt plot is green grass, and there is a lovely shaft of sunlight warming the […]

Worship for Sunday, March 22, 2020

Worship for Sunday, March 22, 2020

new link for audio file This week’s learning time is the last in a series of 3 based on the story of Jesus’ Temptation in the Wilderness. This story from early in Matthew’s Gospel is traditionally read in church on the first Sunday of Lent. It  is so rich in content that we could easily […]