St. James – Elmira

Happy Anniversary St James, Elmira!!!!

A lovely article on Woolwich and Wellesley Townships Observer 05.09.2015 Volume 20.Issue 19St James

Celebration Service on Sunday 24 May 2015 at St James, Elmira

100 years ago, on May 9, 1915, St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira was set aside and consecrated as a house of God. At that service there were about 1000 people present and choirs from Waterloo, New Hamburg, St. Jacobs, and Elmira enhanced the worship service. On Sunday May 24 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon, St. James, Elmira will have a celebration service to mark the 100 years of Standing in Elmira. Bishop Michael Pryse will be present and share God’s word with us. You are invited to join us for this wonderful celebration as we mark this anniversary of our building.

Celebration and Song with Menno Singers on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m in St James, Elmira

The 100th Anniversary celebrations for St. James, Elmira continue. Join us for an afternoon of Celebration and Song with Menno Singers on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow – entrance by donation. Please bring a friend and come enjoy this wonderful choir.

TWO RIVERS MINISTRY AREA meeting on Wednesday, June 10th at 6pm at St John’s Waterloo

On Wednesday, June 10th at 6pm at St John’s Waterloo, Pastor André Lavergne, Assistant to the National Bishop, will be at the speaker our meeting. He will help us to prepare for this July’s ELCIC convention in Edmonton. All delegates are urged to take advantage of Pastor André’s generosity, but all members of our ministry area are encouraged to attend as we all need to be informed about the ministry of our national church and seek opportunities to support and participate in it. We have invited members of our neighbouring ministry areas, as well, to this gathering. It will a potluck! Please bring your favourite potluck dish to share with others!

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.

Elina

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!

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

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Please RSVP by March 9th – click here