Category Harry’s Letters

Pentecost 2022 – Harry’s Letter

“We have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit!” Acts 19:2 Dear Friends, In our day, it’s fair to say, everyone has probably heard of the Holy Spirit. That doesn’t mean that they know much about him. We, who are followers of Jesus, ought to not only know about him but to know […]

Easter 2022 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, Phew! We made it to spring! Snow is melting, sap is running, robins are returning – and Easter is upon us. Some would say that the resurrection of Jesus is a myth which we perpetuate in order to give a religious spin to the cycle of nature in which the ‘death’ of winter […]

Lent 2022 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, As you may or may not realize, there is no biblical directive to observe a season of Lent for 40 days leading up to Easter. It’s an ancient church tradition – one which, nevertheless, has great merit. The time span is loosely based on the 40 days of temptation which Christ endured in […]

Year-end 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, We really can’t sugar-coat it. 2021 was another difficult year. COVID-19 is continuing into ’22 with a vengeance. We’re still isolated, restricted and cautioned. We returned to live services for almost half a year but are currently limited to virtual (online) only once again. What shall we say to this? First of all, […]

Advent 2021 – Harry’s Letter

“For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26 Dear Friends, All of us know what it’s like to wait. We wait on hold on the phone for customer service, sometimes for hours. We wait for babies to be born. We are waiting […]

Thanksgiving 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, With the world still in the throes of a pandemic after a year and a half we might be tempted to think there’s nothing to be thankful about – and we’d be wrong.  Sure, we’ve been greatly inconvenienced, intimidated and insulated by this virus but in truth it’s only scratched the surface of […]

Pentecost 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, Do you remember the first time you got glasses – or perhaps a hearing aid? Suddenly you could see (or hear) with much greater clarity. This helps give us an idea of what Pentecost is all about.  Allow me to explain. Before the day of Pentecost Jesus’ disciples were in a bit of […]

Easter 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, I think that the word ‘hope’ characterizes what many are feeling right now. There is hope that we’ll soon be inoculated against Covid19 (many are receiving their first ‘jab’ this week), hope that the vaccine will work and hope that the pandemic will soon be over. It’s been a long, hard run of […]

Lent 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, It is said that Canadians are, of all people, the most fascinated by the weather. This is why I know you are (or were) attuned to just how cold it is. I hear that the next 3 days will be the coldest of the year and the whole country will be below freezing. […]

Year-end 2020 – Harry’s Letter

January 2021 Dear Friends, They say that hindsight is 20/20 and there is wisdom in the saying. Many are glad to see the year 2020 as ‘hindsight’ and that is understandable. It was strange and difficult. The big thing was, of course, the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences – massive shutdowns, social distancing, business and […]