Letters

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 […]

Advent 2020

Dear Friends, It’s not a stretch to say these are times of uncertainty. As I write this, on the day after the American election, we don’t yet know who the president will be. We don’t know when Covid restrictions will be lifted. We don’t know if we’ll be with our family at Christmas. In the […]

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