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Mount Zion Café in Waterloo opens its doors twice a month on Wednesdays at 10 am.
“It’s both good company and soup and bread,” say Karen Von Shilling and Esther Wilson laughing when asked why they like coming to the café.
   The Café ministry emerged from the congregation’s visioning process. “During the process we felt that one of our mission priorities should be reaching out to seniors in our community. The Health Council took up this task and started a café in May 2016”, says Mary Slethaug, a member of the Health Council.

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Food Truck Frenzy

On a warm summer night in July four food trucks, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, burritos, perogies, crepes and other such “fun food” drove into the parking lot to set up. Anticipation mounted. It was the first time Christ Church was venturing into the “food truck business” and no one knew exactly what to expect.

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Camp Sunday at St. John's, Arnprior

We had a great, relaxed time with the kids, big kids . . and puppets!! on Camp Sunday. Camp music and actions, with familiar songs like He’s Got the Whole World, I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, and Rise and Shine were enjoyed. At ‘sermon’ time, the big kids got together in groups to talk about Nicodemus and new life. A highlight of the service was puppet time. Maureen and Lorne Rueckwald were puppeteers, presenting a nervous camper Sophie and a sleepy, but reassuring, camp counsellor Cameron from lectern and pulpit.

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“Thanks For All You Do”

I suspect almost every museum, art gallery, school, and church in the world has a place where they store their lost and found items. I know the four congregations I was privileged to serve certainly did. I have often thought that the “lost and found” name is a complete misnomer. Nothing presently in that box has yet to be “found” certainly not by its true owner and nothing in that box may ever be found or claimed. Every item sits patiently and quietly, week after week, hopelessly separated from its rightful owner.

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St. Peter's Ottawa Serves Chili Lunch

Members and friends of St Peter's Ottawa hosted a chili lunch at a local downtown drop-in centre. This is a part of the ongoing ministry of St Peter's, a downtown congregation, that sees first-hand the devastating effects of poverty and homelessness. One of the lunch guests commented how wonderful it is to get a home cooked meal. Our small acts of kindness can create huge impact - not only in the lives of the recipients, but even more so by changing our perception of our
neighbours.

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Bishop's Visit to Williamsford

Bishop Pryse made his way to St. James, Williamsford where he joined the band, playing the guitar and the tambourine.
Every four months or so, the children of St. James preside over the entire service and they really enjoyed having him join in the fun.

Everyone left the service feeling like they were involved in praising and thanking God.

Hallelujah!

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Connecting Our Roots: A Day of Sharing

On Saturday, May 6, the Huronia Ministry Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) sponsored a day of sharing at the Huronia Museum, 549 Little Lake Park Rd. in Midland, Ontario.

More than forty people attended to hear Gertie Beaucage, an Ojibwe Elder from Nippising First Nation and a member of the Bear Clan, share insight, history and beliefs. The Churches who hosted the event were Westside Lutheran Church, Barrie, St. David's Anglican Lutheran Church, Orillia and St. Mark's Anglican Lutheran Church.

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I Was Hungry And…

On a Sunday morning the church door opens constantly. While the sanctuary upstairs is being prepared for the service of Holy Communion, early comers’ steps lead downstairs to the fellowship hall where there is another communion gathering, holy as well in its nature as it has been prepared with love and dedication.

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Meet Katie Ditschun

Katie grew up in Brantford, Ontario, where she was baptized, confirmed and married at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a very active member at Faith, says Katie “As a teen I would round up the kids around Christmas and Easter and would organize rehearsals, choose the music, and direct our little choir.” 
“Church felt like my family. We didn’t live near my extended family, so the members of Faith seemed to fill in that role. How wonderful to feel like you had multiple grandmothers!”

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