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"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

Procession
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
Below
- 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.

House of Friendship: January Drive

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 at 02:32 PM

It's time once again for our tri-yearly collection of items for the House of Friendship.  Donations can be brought to the church during the first three weeks of January.  Any of the following types of products are welcome at any time.  You may use this schedule to help you remember the various items needed:

January 3: Personal hygiene products
e.g., toothpaste/toothbrushes, dental floss; soap, shampoo; deodorant; feminine hygiene products; etc.

January 10: Non-perishable food items
e.g., canned meat, fish, beans, soups, pasta, vegetables, fruit, etc.; dried pasta, rice; peanut butter; etc.

January 17: Baby products
e.g., diapers, diaper cream; baby food & cereals; baby toiletries; etc.

Questions?  Please contact the church.

Kicking Off Our 175th Anniversary

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 06:42 PM

On Sunday, January 3, the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Voege will be our guest preacher as we celebrate the festival of the Epiphany of Our Lord. 

Dr. Voege is the son of the late Rev. Hermann Voege (1907-1987), who himself was a son of our congregation, having been baptized, confirmed and ordained as a member.  Dr. Voege is pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in London, Ontario.  He also serves as chairman of the Worship Committee of  Lutheran Church-Canada, East District. 

This is the first in a number of special events scheduled for our 175th anniversary in 2010.  On Sunday, February 28, Dr. Emil Silvestru of Creation Ministries International will be our guest lecturer at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for a schedule of the year's events.

 

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