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New Church Sign Installed

Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Picture of new church sign on Queen StreetHave you noticed it?

Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church installed an impressive new sign last week. Included is a programmable electronic display, which will be used primarily to invite the community to church activities.

The sign was designed and built by Signs Galore Inc. of Breslau, Ontario. Many thanks to the company, and especially its founder Mr. Garry Fitz-Henry, for doing a wonderful job.

The sign will be dedicated to the Glory of God on Sunday, February 21, 2010 following the morning service.

We thank the Lord for the late Glen and Carol Biesel whose bequest made the sign possible.

Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 02:09 PM

Historic St. Paul's is pleased to host an evening with scientist Dr. Emil Silvestru.

Sunday, February 28
7:00 p.m.
in the Parish Hall
Admission: FREE

A former atheist and communist, Dr. Silvestru now works full-time for Creation Ministries International as a researcher, writer, and speaker.

His presentation, entitled The Darwin Delusion, will include a screening of the thought-provoking new film, Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World.  View the trailer:

Following the presentation there will be opportunity for Q&A, visiting with the speaker, and light refreshments.

Invite your friends and neighbours for this engaging and eye-opening meeting.

This is the first in a series of three 175th Anniversary Lectures, made possible by the Rockel Lecture Fund.  For information on other special events planned for our congregation's anniversary year, click here.

"Our Saviour's Wounded Body" - Wednesdays in Lent

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 06:14 PM

You are invited to attend Wednesday evening Lenten services beginning February 17th.Jesus Christ - Crucifixion

Following the Manna dinner, we gather in the sanctuary for a 45-minute Vespers service.

Each service will include a message under the theme Our Saviour's Wounded Body.

Preachers from five of our sister congregations will be our guests between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week:


  • Ash Wednesday, February 17: "His Battered Back" -
    This service will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
  • February 24: "His Faithful Feet" - Rev. Dr. Terry Hursh (Hope, Kitchener)
  • March 3: "The Saviour's Side" - Rev. Robin Korsch (Grace, Kitchener)
  • March 10: "His Unbroken Bones" - Rev. Robert Krestick (Redeemer, Waterloo)
  • March 17: "His Humbled Heart" - Rev. Kevin Walrath (Messiah, Waterloo)
  • March 24: "His Holy Hands" - Rev. Richard Frey (St. Paul's, Elmira)




Manna Returns January 13

Posted on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Our weekly Wednesday evening intergenerational program resumes January 13th after a Christmas break.  Manna is a great time for fellowship and relationship-building, with nourishment from food and the Word.  Invite your friends, family, and neighbours.

Supper is at 5:30 in the basement, followed by activities for all ages and interests.  Choose from:

  • Adult Catechesis What is this?
  • Adult Bible study led by Pastor Roger Winger (lower level Luther Room);
  • Children's program (Thomas Room);
  • Crafts (lower level Fellowship Hall);
  • Learn to Quilt (2nd-floor quilting room);
  • Sports (Gym).

Confirmation students (grades 5 - 8) also have catechesis each Wednesday at 6:15 in the Nursery Class Room.

New this term:  Have you ever avoided talking to someone because you've forgotten their name -- and feel too embarrassed to ask?  You're not alone!  Starting January 13th we'll all be wearing name tags at Manna.  So throw off your inhibitions and eat dinner with someone new this week.

Photos from January 3rd celebration

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 02:28 PM

Below left
- Attending dignitaries: Mayor Carl Zehr; Art Sinclair, Vice-President of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Salt, representing MP Stephen Woodworth.  Below right - MPP Elizabeth Witmer is pictured with Leo Tobi.
DignitariesLeo and MPP Elizabeth WitmerAll smiles before venturing out in the cold!Gathering before service
- Ralph Westfall and Miriam Sokvitne joyfully greet worshippers after the service.  The two also joined the procession to the old Queen Street doors where they cut a ribbon to usher in our 175th anniversary year.  Miriam is our oldest member and the granddaughter of Joseph Schneider (from whom our forefathers purchased the church's land).  Ralph has been an active member since his baptism at St. Paul's in 1920.Greeting after worshipProcession arrives at front door
Photos by Roger Winger.

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