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90th Anniversary Service

On Sunday, August 30, 2015 St. James Lutheran Church in Branch La Have, Nova Scotia celebrated 90 years of Praise and Worship. The day was spectacular weather wise, and members from the two other churches comprising the Northfield Parish (West Northfield and Upper Northfield) joined in our celebrations. The service was conducted by Pastor Catharine House, and our organist Ina Weldon led us in some old time hymns. Four members of our congregation, namely Barbara Kelly, Vivian Feindel, Alice Wile and Arthur Young, spoke to the congregation about what St.

Faith in Action:

Blankets and Teddies

St. James, Williamsford had a great deal to celebrate on Sept 27th.  The women of the congregation, with the help of St. Mark’s in Chesley made 34 afghans and quilts and 145 teddy bears which were given to  Canadian Lutheran World Relief  (CLWR). One woman, Mona Le Maitre made 95 teddy bears herself.  That is a lot of knitting! Jennifer Ardon, of CLWR said that the children in the refugee camps will absolutely love the teddy bears; they will hug them and give them names.

Faith in Action:

ELCIC National Bishop encourages members to challenge intolerance and respect the dignity of every human being

Dear members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada:

Grace and peace to you.

‘I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.’ (Matthew 25:25)

I am troubled by the recent tone of national debate regarding the right of Muslim women in Canada to choose to wear the niqab. At times the discourse, especially online, has been derogatory, prejudiced, and characterized by a suspicion or downright fear of the other in our midst. Such rhetoric has consequences.

Help us respond to the needs of Syrian refugees

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on Canadian Lutherans to make a donation to support Syrian refugees suffering and displaced by brutal violence in their country.

Donations made between September 12, 2015 and December 31, 2015 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Canadian government through their Syria Emergency Relief Fund.

How to donate:

Refugee sponsorship: responding to the refugee crisis in Syria and around the world

CLWR’s Development Manager for Refugee Resettlement, Fikre Tsehai, reflects on the refugee crisis in the world today, the Canadian Lutheran response, and highlights some ways congregations can help by sponsoring refugees.   

Refugee sponsorships by Canadian Lutheran World Relief are at a record high since the Kosovo crisis in the late 1990s. 

Canadian Lutherans respond to Syrian refugee crisis with sponsorship and aid

As the conflict enters into fifth year people growing increasingly desperate, need for assistance heightens

A heartbreaking photo of a little boy, Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when the boat he was on capsized off the coast of Turkey. Thousands of people desperately trying to find refuge in Europe. For many, these stories have been a renewed call-to-action to help Syrians fleeing violence and bloodshed in their country.

St. Timothy's Pembroke Installation

St. Timothy's. Pembroke officially welcomed their new pastor, Rev. Bruce Thompson at his installation this past Sunday.

Pictured here are, l-r, 
Rev. James Goos, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Alice 
Rev. David Metzger, retired 
Rev. Norine Gullons, St.. John’s Lutheran Church, Arnprior 
Rev. Bruce Thompson, St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Pembroke 
Rev. Doug Reble, Assistant to the Bishop, Eastern Synod 
Father Michael Read, Rector of St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Brockville.