St. Johns – Waterloo

Wading in the Water – March 2017


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Faith – 4



St James, Elmira – 60

St John’s, Waterloo – 4

Faith, Fergus-Elora – 30





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Good News from St John’s, Waterloo!

To combat  global warming, World  Lutheran Federation is planting 50,000 trees worldwide  by 2017.

Tree Planting at St Johns WaterlooIn response our Two Rivers Ministry Area is planting 500 trees in the same time period.

St John’s planted 2 a few weeks ago — 498 to go. You will hear more about this project in the next fall as details are put together.

The picture is from St. John’s Waterloo planting the two trees near their Good Earth Garden on their Praise Appeal Sunday. The tree planting helped to emphasize the “Creation Not For Sale” theme. Pastor Fred Ludolph is holding the jar of water from our Two Rivers which was added as the trees were planted. The flower seeds were also planted at that time.  Rebekah Ludolph  (in the grey sweater and purple top) preached at the service and provided information on  CLWR and LWF projects relating to the theme. The trees were purchased by St. John’s as a gift to honour Pastor Fred’s 30th year of ordination. Happy Anniversary pastor Fred!

Check out this link and to see the project in Majengo Parish in Moshi, Tanzania:

You can also check out Gobal Young Reformers Network (GYRF)  for more information on what Lutheran Youth are doing around the world.

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.


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!