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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.

Northern Area Spring Event

St. Timothy’s Copper Cliff was the place to be when young members of a church choir from St. Stephen’s in Bloomingdale, Minnesota put on a wonderful performance of Joseph and the Technicolored Dreamcoat. On June 12, this talented group of kids from grade 7 through 12 put on a show that delighted the audience. 

Faith in Action:

Glass Crosses

Gayle Thompson has found a way to use her love of glass to benefit her congregation.

Gayle has been making stained glass for 35 years and for the last decade has also been kiln fusing glass.  A few years ago she started making crosses for church fund raising. The crosses were popular at the church so this year, with Bishop Pryse’s permission, she took some to the Bishop’s Retreat. The response was very positive, with several people asking how they could get some for their church as confirmation gifts as well as for themselves.

Faith in Action:

Camp Edgewood Fundraising Update from St. James, New Dundee

A few months ago, Kelly, a member of St. James and I had a brief conversation while shaking hands at the back of church about Edgewood and the financial burdens that Edgewood was facing and Kelly’s first reaction was “We should do a fundraiser”.  Those five words lifted my spirit exponentially and within an hour a plan was already being hatched.  Kelly called me and asked me how much Edgewood needed and I said right now - $10,000.00 would solve a lot of problems to which she responded – okay – that’s our goal. 

Faith in Action:

Trinity opening hearts and wallets for family arriving in June from Burmese refugee camp

Moving to Canada from a refugee camp means huge uncertainty and carving out a new life without a home, a job or language skills.

But for one family, there will at least be a group of new neighbours in New Hamburg who are keen to help them feel welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Church has committed to sponsor a Burmese family of three. Now, members of that New Hamburg church are excitedly waiting for word that the trio have boarded a plane for their new home in Ontario.