The link for this week’s worship is:
Our worship this week includes a drum song by William Miller from the online service posted by Prairie to Pine region on May 30, 2021, as well as contributions from the online service posted by the United Church of Canada on June 10, 2021.
For those interested in United Church statements, prayers and resources, both those specific to the recent events of the discovery of unmarked graves at a former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, as well as other statements, responses and actions, here are some links:
New garden beds!
Medicinal plants and other native plants have been planted in two nice new garden beds thanks to Karen Froman and her son, Logan. We will share the Souper Sunday Zoom conversation link on our YouTube channel soon, if you missed it.
Sunday School leader Rae Leaden has been busy connecting with some of our younger households. In addition to creating a monthly video resource with story and craft ideas, she has now put together book bags from the Harrow libraries and delivered them for summer reading enjoyment.
Faithful Readers Wednesday, June 23:
Anyone looking for the opportunity to discuss Michelle Good’s ‘Five Little Indians’ will want to join us for Faithful Readers virtual meeting Wednesday, June 23 at 1:30pm.
Sunday Coffee Continues:
Sunday coffee every week from 10 to 10:40am.
You’re always welcome for Sunday morning coffee and conversation. This is a great time to see some familiar Harrow faces, to meet new people, to chat about our lives and the world, and just enjoy some time together. The zoom link (same every week) for Sunday coffee is:
Next week, June 27 worship will include the sacrament of communion.
We’ll be taking a break from producing weekly online worship during July and the first two Sunday of August (1st and 8th).
The office will continue to staffed during the summer, and we are always happy to hear from you. Also please know that if you have pastoral needs, you can contact the office and Teresa will be available to respond.
Prayers of the People from this week’s worship:
We thank you and praise you, God of all Creation. For the drum and for dance, for sweetgrass and sage, for the pipe and the circle, for the sweatlodge and for cedar, for ribbon skirts and ribbon shirts, for ancestors, and for generations yet unborn, for teachings ancient and modern, we thank you and praise you, God of all Creation.
For tears and for truth, for wisdom and for humility, for song and for ceremony, for compassion and courage, for prayers and for promise, we thank you and praise you, God of all Creation.
For all that brings beauty and love to our lives and our world, we thank you and praise you, God of all Creation.
We trust you, Mighty One. We trust you, Sustaining One, We trust you, Compassionate One.
Hold us, God, in our sorrow. Tend broken hearts with deep love. Draw us into new communion of promise, of hope, of restoration and reconciliation.
Forgive the sin that mars our lives and damages the lives of others and your world. In your mercy, grant us the grace to forgive those who sin against us. We bring to you our prayers for those whom we hold in our hearts this day, and for our world …
Receive these and all our prayers, we pray. Amen
(Rev.) Teresa Moysey