Pastoral Letter: May 29, 2020

Pastoral Letter: May 29, 2020

2020-05-28 Dear friends, As I write this pastoral letter, Minneapolis burns for a third night. Riots and looting continue in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, an African American man, by a police officer. Tonight the third precinct police station in Minneapolis was overtaken by rioters and set ablaze. I’ve seen anger and frustration expressed by white people, for example in our neighbouring Michigan, with the inconveniences imposed…Keep Reading

You Tube Links: May 24, 2020

You Tube Links: May 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqaHIy_C0Kw 2020 May 24 On-Line Worship Service, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison – YouTube 2020 May 24 On-Line Worship Service, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison, Sermon – Just One More Thing, Andy Cloutier performs Will the Circle be Unbroken on banjo. www.youtube.com 2020 May 24 On-Line Worship Service, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison Sermon – Just One More Thing Andy Cloutier performs Will the…Keep Reading

You Tube Links: May 17, 2020

You Tube Links: May 17, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQL0V9MXg4 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison May 17, 2020 On-Line Service, Sixth Sunday of Easter, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison, Youth Update, Gathering Prayer, Andy Cloutier, guitar, Morning Has Broken, Children’s Time, Monica swaddling baby Patrick, A swaddle helps a baby feel safe and secure as they adjust to life outside the womb. Swaddling helps prevent them from … www.youtube.com May…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: May 15, 2020

Pastoral Letter: May 15, 2020

2020-05-14 Dear friends, As politicians and businesses plan the first phase of reopening workplaces and the economy, we know it is too soon to reopen churches for programs and worship. The United Church does not support the petition being pushed by some Ontario pastors asking the Premier to accelerate the reopening of church buildings. I will go on the record here to oppose the initiative, which I see as irresponsible…Keep Reading

You Tube Link: Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020

You Tube Link: Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX9mYdJS8cY 2020 Mother’s Day On-Line Worship, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison – YouTube Strathroy United Church’s on-line Mother’s Day Worship with Rev Dr Brad Morrison includes a Mother’s Day Quiz. Faith of our Mother’s Living Faith is performed by Andy Cloutier on guitar. Monica … www.youtube.com 2020 Mother’s Day On-Line Worship, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison Strathroy United Church’s on-line Mother’s Day Worship with Rev Dr…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: May 7, 2020

Pastoral Letter: May 7, 2020

2020-05-07 Dear friends, The sanctuary was closed eight weeks ago, and we’ve adapted well. Last Sunday about 45 people celebrated Communion online. The experience was profound. The Congregational Life Team plans for monthly online Communion during the pandemic. Our next Communion is June 7. This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Please email me a digital photo of your late mother, and I will create a memorial image for this Sunday’s worship service. This…Keep Reading

Pandemic Response Initiatives Update: May 7, 2020

Pandemic Response Initiatives Update: May 7, 2020

Sewing Initiative Non-medical masks are still being produced by our energetic team of seamstresses!  If you or anyone in your family would like one, contact Brenda Bourdeau at 519.282.9441 or brendabourdeau@icloud.com Food Drive Our non-perishable food item drive continues.  If you have items to donate, contact Cathy Adkin at 519.245.0391 or cdadkin360@gmail.com Remember that the Salvation Army Food Bank is in frequent need of: Single puddings and fruit cups Jello (either boxes…Keep Reading

You Tube Link: May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter

You Tube Link: May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter

2020 May 3 On-Line Service, Strathroy United Church, Rev Dr Brad Morrison – YouTube The May 3, 2020 on-line worship service with Rev Dr Brad Morrison for the Fourth Sunday of Easter celebrating the 141st Anniversary of Strathroy United Church and the 75th Anniversary of the … www.youtube.com The May 3, 2020 on-line worship service with Rev Dr Brad Morrison for the Fourth Sunday of Easter celebrating the 141st Anniversary…Keep Reading

Pastoral Letter: May 1, 2020

Pastoral Letter: May 1, 2020

Dear friends, We are ready for Communion. This Sunday morning we’ll celebrate the sacrament of Communion from our homes. I invite you to join our Zoom conference call (see below for computer and telephone options) on Sunday. The United Church permits online Communion only if we do it live. We need to be on Zoom together, at the same time, when we break bread. Here’s how online communion works. You provide the bread and grape juice….Keep Reading