Category Harry’s Letters

Easter 2019 – Harry’s Letter

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings…” Paul, Philippians 3:10 Dear Friends, It’s been a long time coming, but spring, and with it, Easter, is finally upon us! Life is kind of like that. Sometimes there is a long winter, perhaps of sickness […]

Lent 2019 – Harry’s Letter

“God exalted Jesus to his own right hand as Prince and Saviour that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.” Acts 5:31 Dear Friends, In the early centuries of the Christian church it was common in the weeks before Easter to prepare new Christians for baptism. It was a time of intense […]

Year-end 2018 – Harry’s Letter

“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes…”  Romans 1:16                                                       January 2019 Dear Friends, Though the world in general may see the church as out-dated, misguided or even irrelevant, it’s important to remind ourselves that we are God’s chosen and […]

Advent 2018 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, Advent is about the coming of a Hero. We all love hero stories, whether they involve Superman, King Arthur, Jack Ryan or Wonder Woman. I believe they echo the deep longing in human hearts for the ultimate hero, and I further believe that hero is Jesus the Messiah. Unlike Spiderman and company, Jesus […]

World-Wide Communion 2018 – Harry’s Letter

“Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.” 1 Corinthians […]

Harry’s Letter for Pentecost 2018

“They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire…on each of them.” Acts 2:3 “Do not quench the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Dear Friends, When you have a campfire outside (on a canoe trip, for example) it’s a good idea to soak your fire with water when you leave.  Fire can creep under the surface […]

Easter 2018 – Harry’s Letter

“…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day…” 1 Corinthians 15:3,4 Dear Friends, Clever and modern as we might be in the 21st century church, we can never get beyond the central fact that Jesus died and rose again. Everything else […]

Lent 2018 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, I find the name ‘Lent’ a little odd for the 40 days of fasting, prayer and preparation leading up to Easter.  It seems to derive from an Old English word for spring having to do with ‘lengthier’ days. On the other hand, ‘Lent’ is a lot easier than ‘quadragesima’, which is the Latin […]

Year-end 2017 – Harry’s Letter

“But we all, with uncovered face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 Dear Friends, It’s comforting to realize that in a shifting, changing world such as this our God does […]