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TWO RIVERS MINISTRY AREA meeting on Tuesday May 5th 7pm at St. Peters in Linwood (1046 Gordon Hain St, Linwood ON N0B 2A0)

TWO RIVERS MINISTRY AREA meeting on Tuesday May 5th 7pm at St. Peters in Linwood (1046 Gordon Hain St, Linwood ON N0B 2A0). Pastor Mark and members of St Peter’s are looking forward to meeting members of this Two Rivers family! Our agenda includes a presentation by Pastor Shirley Ruller. She will share information on how we (lay and clergy) can most effectively visit our members, who are living with dementia.


Two Rivers Ministry Area will meet at St Peters, Linwood on Tuesday May 5th at 7pm

The congregation of St Peters, Linwood and Pastor Mark invite members of Two Rivers Ministry Area on Tuesday May 5th 7pm to St. Peters in Linwood (1046 Gordon Hain St, Linwood ON N0B 2A0).

A tentative agenda is being developed. Pastor Shirley Ruller will be the main presenter, sharing information on how we (lay and clergy) can most effectively visit our members, who are living with dementia. This is, of course, a concern for all. There may be folks in your congregation, who would benefit from taking part. Please encourage them to attend. No further commitment is required, although aim is to involve as many as possible in our ministries.

Prayers Needed!

Dear friends,

A granddaughter of an active member of our Two Rivers Ministry Area is struggling with very serious health concerns. I have received a permission from the grandmother to share this with you. We are asking your prayers for this family – for this child who is in pain and suffers from many and various problems, for her mother who is patiently and faithfully looking after all the needs of her child as only she is able, for the father and sister of the this child who are trying to maintain some normalcy in their lives and at the same time be together as a family and for the grandmother, supporting her daughter and granddaughter with all strength and love that she has. Please remember them all in your private and public prayers. Please know that the family is appreciative of your prayers.


A SPRING SERIES OF TALKS in St John’s, Waterloo

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Two Rivers Ministry Area’s Lay and Clergy meeting on Tuesday March 17th at 7pm at Christ, Waterloo

Liberated from what? Liberated for what? These questions rise up in response to the Lutheran World Federation’s theme for 2015 “Salvation is Not for Sale” related to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Jackie Nunns will engage us all in interactive conversation, freeing up the answers within us. We will also learn about the ministry done by and through our host congregation, Christ, Waterloo. Please come and take part. Bring a carload or two! We will be meeting at Christ (445 Anndale Rd, Waterloo 519-885-4050) on March 17th at 7pm. Green coloured clothing optional!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Christ Lutheran

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Welcomes High-School Students to Complete their Volunteer Hours

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Please RSVP by March 9th – click here



Two Rivers Clergy visited by Bishop Pryse and Pastor Hepomäki Jan 21, 2015

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Bishop Pryse and Pastor Hepomäki visited the clergy of Two Rivers Ministry Area on Wednesday Jan 21st.

Our hopes as a church grow when we function as one body.  These visits by Bishop Mike and his assistants, Pastor Riitta and Pastor Doug, help close the distance between area congregations and our synod.  As we seek to work more cooperatively as congregation so do we seek that same unity of function with the Eastern Synod.  And the best part, as you can see, is that we have fun, learning and worshipping!  So, we say, yet again,  “Come and see!” Come and share in the good news of Jesus Christ!

Ministry Area Gathering at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Jan 20

A conversation with Professors from the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary started our unpacking of “Salvation Not for Sale.” This is the theme for 2015 chosen by the Lutheran World Federation in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Reformation in 2017. This conversation will continue in our next gathering and beyond. We are hoping to be an area active in our study and reflection, as well as our service/mission for others. #myELCIC


Christ Lutheran Waterloo now has an active Facebook presence

Many thanks to Andre Lavergne of our congregation. Andre has been actively updating and maintaining our page for the past several month. Sundays, and all events, are incomplete without his camera. Outstanding work Andre. How can we disappointed with ‘only’ 15 new photos added for this past Sunday. Click on the Facebook link to visit!