Pastoral Letter: April 7, 2020

Pastoral Letter: April 7, 2020

Dear friends, I’m sending this week’s pastoral letter a few days early to ensure you know about our Holy Week activities. 5 Minute Coping Tips. On Monday of Holy Week, I posted a brief video with tips on coping psychologically during the pandemic. The video is posted on our Facebook page (see link below). Wednesday Bible Study continues on Zoom at 10:30am. You can join by Zoom or telephone. To participate,…Keep Reading

Dear friends, As we approach our third Sunday of cancelled worship services at Strathroy United Church, I want you to know that your congregation continues important ministries in the community. Worship. The recorded worship service (including children’s time) will be posted online Sunday morning. You can find it on our Facebook page. Fellowship. Join our Zoom chat room Sunday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am. You’ll find the link on…Keep Reading

Response to COVID-19 at Strathroy United Church

Response to COVID-19 at Strathroy United Church

Dear friends, This week the United Church’s General Council office asked congregations to respond to coronavirus health concerns with compassion, prevention, and prayer. Strathroy United Church’s Council Executive is monitoring these health concerns, recognizing the worries parishioners may have about illness. Towards prevention, we’ve decided to make the following temporary alterations to Sunday worship. Rather than fan the flames of fear, these preventative measures balance our need for safety and…Keep Reading

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God…Keep Reading