Faith in Action Locally

Our small village church in Williamsford has been able to assist the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) in a big way. At a worship service yesterday they blessed and then boxed up for shipping 584 knitted teddy bears, 86 quilts, blankets and afghans and 26 baby and children’s knitted hats and... full story »

What happens when a congregation reflects on the question “Who is welcome?”

The congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Leamington, ON did just that and in doing so have changed their very identity.
   Rev Sylvia Swiatoschik used to hear “Oh, you are from the German church on... full story »

Imagine a week of intentional Christian community in a beautiful outdoor setting for the confirmation and high school youth of your congregation.
When Edgewood closed, the group that used to be called Contract Confirmation Camp found a new location to gather – Camp Kintail, which is a... full story »

Imagine a week of intentional Christian community in a beautiful outdoor setting for the confirmation and high school youth of your congregation.
   When Edgewood closed, the group that used to be called Contract Confirmation Camp found a new location to gather – Camp Kintail, which is a... full story »

“I am looking forward to this weekend,” I said to my husband back in late May. Before he got a chance to ask the question I read on his face – or at least I thought I did – I answered: “These events are well planned, I want to be with other women, and I like the theme of the retreat.”
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On a sunny Sunday morning in August, Grace church on Green Lake Road hosted an outdoor service and picnic.  Notices had been placed in mail boxes across the community to invite families in the neighbourhood to join in on a special gathering.
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The Eastern Synod Mission committee meets twice a year under the leadership of Bishop Michael Pryse. At their fall meeting, the committee reviews grant applications and decides which ministries will get financial support for the following year. This year over $300,000. has been granted to... full story »

“We have new people almost every Sunday in the worship service. Some of them start coming regularly, some occasionally and some may come only once,” says Hilla Lahtinen, who serves the congregation together with her husband Ronnie Smith as a ministry team.
   One of our growing... full story »

Eastern Synod Council member Bonnie Weppler took these pictures of the baby sweaters that the women of St. Peter’s Lutheran in Ottawa made for the baby bundles which will be packed up on Mothers’ Day for CLWR distribution.
“This is the first time that I have seen the women hang the... full story »

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener gathers around 70 school children for breakfast every school day. The breakfast program began eleven years ago when Karin Meilke, a member of St. Luke’s heard of the community program offered to schools by an organization called Nutrition for Learning. The... full story »

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