Elina Salonen

Pastor Elina leaves TRMA and welcomes Pastor David Malina to the position of Dean!

Pastor David of Christ, Waterloo has been appointed the new dean of the Two Rivers Ministry Area, following Pastor Elina’s resignation.

She has accepted a 3 years appointment as intentional interim pastor of the South Grey Bruce Lutheran Parish, a family of 3 congregations (St. Matthew, Mildmay, St. Paul, Neustadt and St. Paul, Normanby).

The people and congregations of the TRMA are eager to build on their relationships established with the implementation of the areas. Our history is short, but is one of concern for others, including those on whose land we reside. We seek reconciliation with them. #myELCIC #ESynodELCIC

Pastor David is welcomed by us. We look forward to his leadership and our shared ministry! Give us joy, we pray, in serving.

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Two Rivers meeting at St John’s Waterloo on Jan 17, 2017

Leadership Team of Two Rivers Ministry Area – an awesome team! #ESynodELCIC #myELCIC


Welcome Pastor David!

FullSizeRender 9FullSizeRender 8FullSizeRender 10FullSizeRender 7Rev David Malina was installed as the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Waterloo. We celebrate with our sisters and brothers from Christ Waterloo the ministry they now share with Pastor David. Blessings friends!


Concert at St James Elmira on Sun Jan 29th 2pm – benefitting refugees still in camps


St James St Jacobs celebrates 150th Anniversary! May God continue to bless your ministry!

Blessed 150th Anniversary to our sisters and brothers at St James St Jacobs! It is good for us all to reflect on Bishop Pryse’s message of looking ahead and pondering what legacy we are leaving! This has truly been a Sunday of all things Re-formationfullsizerender-7 fullsizerender-7a fullsizerender-8 fullsizerender-9

Community Gathering at Faith, Fergus-Elora on Thursday Nov 3rd, 2016 7pm


You are invited to join us on Thursday November 3rd 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church has invited Jessica Hutchison, Advance Care Planning Community Engagement Lead, to help us to start those difficult conversations and decision making with ouimg_5325r loved-ones and families most of us hesitate to bring up.
She will talk to us about planning ahead, she will help us to understand what is a substitute decision maker, and what we need to understand about a power of attorney for personal care and property!
She will encourage us to speak with our loved ones about our wishes, values and beliefs while we can!

You are invited to join us on Thursday November 3rd 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church (290 Belsyde Ave East, Fergus)

All are welcome!

If possible, let us know prior to Sun Oct 30th, so that Jessica will know to bring enough handouts!



On All Saints’ Sunday November 6th, the LEUPOLD CHORALE will host a Liturgy of Choral Compline at 7:30 pm at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Road South, Waterloo. Patterned after the weekly Choral Compline offered at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, our Leupold Chorale will lead in Compline, and include choral works of the season. Founded in 2009, the Leupold Chorale strives to foster and preserve the performance of the music of the Lutheran Church and the continental Reformation, the early music of other Christian traditions, and other sacred music of the church rarely heard today. Our name honours the life and ministry of Ulrich Leupold, pastor, teacher, scholar, theologian, and musician, who lived and worked in our community during the last century.image003

Thank you Youth and Young Adult Ministries!

TRMA folks excited tonight to receive useful gift bags from Youth and Young Adult Ministries! Anxious to take them to their congregations and to share with all. Grateful for materials, which will enable us to participate more knowledgeably in the process of reconciliation with First Nations folks. Thank You Youth & Young Adult Ministries! @MichaelPryse @pastorjcrouse #myELCIC #ESynodELCICfullsizerender

Two Rivers Clergy meets with Bishop Pryse and Pastor Doug

Thank you, Bishop @MichaelPryse and Pastor @DouglasReble for your leadership! Two Rivers Clergy had an encouraging, supportive, and humour/hope-filled meeting discussing theology, ministry and mission, partnership and Re-formation #myELCIC #ESynodELCIC

Our greeting and big thank you to Bishops’ Company for the collegial opportunity and time to reflect together #myELCIC #ESynodELCICscreen-shot-2016-10-18-at-3-46-05-pm