On Peace and Powerlessness

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.


In the week since your last First Light, we’ve been adjusting to social distancing and self-isolation, acquiring new skills that help us connect with each other, and often dealing with significant amounts of disorientation, anxiety and sadness. The coronavirus pandemic is having profound effects on everyone in our world.

As I’ve spoken to many of you in recent days, the theme of powerlessness has come up frequently. We may wish we could do more to help others, wonder if we’re doing enough to slow the rates of infection (current information from Health Canada is here) or feel we’ve lost considerable control over our lives.

My reflections on Sunday will explore how we can find some measure of peace, even times when we feel powerless. As we are swept up in this event of such great magnitude, how can we stay grounded and centred? Join us at 10:30 on Sunday, via Zoom and YouTube. Stay on Zoom for “virtual coffee hour” and the Congregational Conversation on real estate matters.

We continue to encourage you to join our online drop-ins during the week, with Rev. Shawn at noon on Tuesdays and with me at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. We hope these opportunities to gather will allow us all to connect and reflect in the ways we need, during these extraordinary days.



(No Order of Service this week.)

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