Category Harry’s Letters

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 […]

World-wide Communion / Return to Church – Harry’s Letters

World-wide Communion 2020 “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Dear Friends, It has been a weird year, to put it mildly.  We have been holed up in our homes, required to wear masks when we go out and […]

Easter Services Update – Harry’s Letter

Hi Everyone, I started by using the webcam on a laptop but have graduated to a video camera.  By last Sunday we’d added kids’ pictures and hymns with words for singing along. This Friday is Good Friday and at 10:30 we will be streaming a service which Melissa Stephens has put together. This will include […]

Streaming again on March 29th, 10:30 a.m. – Harry’s letter

Hi all, From emails and phone conversations this week it appears everyone is staying home and safe and healthy. I’ve been going to the church office most days but staying quite cloistered. Lynne is sometimes there at a  distance. I’ve been learning how to make videos with sound added to pictures and such. I have a long […]

A song for the times – Harry’s posting