Weekly Message October 4


Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ on the World Communion weekend.

Worship with us online: Watch here


Worship this week includes the celebration of communion, so you may want to prepare yourself with some form of bread and juice before you sit down to worship.

In recognition of Worldwide Communion, I invite you to consider making a donation to an organization that is making a difference in many parts of the world. There are plenty to choose from, including The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, The Canadian Food Grains Bank, Amnesty International, Black Lives Matter …

Happy Birthday to Margaret Bakker

Happy 101st birthday to Pat Colborne

 both on October 4!


The sympathy of the Harrow community is extended to the family of Irene Castelein who died on September 30, 2020.

Irene was a member of the Harrow Choir for a number of years. Our condolences to her daughters, Karen and Myra, and son, Peter and families. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public remembrance at this time.


A reminder about 2 study opportunities coming up:

Canada at a Crossroads online book study – led by Steve Heinrichs (Mennonite Church Canada) Begins October 8

 Steve writes: “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called all churches to learn a more accurate history of “Canada”, to understand Treaty relationships, and to grapple with the structural and interpersonal reasons for the fractured Indigenous-Settler relationship. Jeff Denis’ new book is an awesome resource to help Settlers do this work. For 8 weeks, we’ll read through the text, share our learnings and questions, and explore next steps on the journey of decolonization. If you’re interested, we start up on October 8, and you can register here— https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/crossroads-bookclub.”

The book may be ordered through McNally Robinson or Common Word Bookstore in Winnipeg or check with your local bookstore.

An invitation from our neighbours in faith

Christian Meditation – A time-honoured way of prayer for life today. In stressful times our relationship with God becomes more important.

Learn how to “be still and know that I am God” by attending the on-line 6 week Introduction to Christian Meditation course beginning on Monday October 19th at 7:30 pm.

Phil Barnett, Regional Coordinator for the Canadian Christian Meditation Community (CCMC) will be offering this course, the content of which is provided by the World Community for Christian Meditation.

The course might be a good refresher for those who have been meditating for a while and also a kick-start if you’ve lapsed for a while and want to begin again.

For more information and to register contact Gail Brooks at rgbrooks2@shaw.ca

Till next week,

Yours in faith,


(Rev.) Teresa Moysey

Harrow United Church


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