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Breakfast is Ready

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 people of St. Luke’s decided to respond to the need of the community and started the program in partnership with a neighbouring school and Nutrition for Learning.

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Working with the community for the community

When the Rhenish church began in the mid 1980’s, it focused heavily on new settlers. Then during the 90’s they broadened their mission to include campus ministry, focusing on students in the community. By the mid 2000’s they turned to helping families, providing programs such as marriage and parenting courses as well as toddler play groups.
   At this time they also moved to their new permanent location in Markham, ON. The move was funded in part with the help of the Eastern Synod who were able to access Canadian Mission funding.

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Former Camp Edgewood- GARAGE SALE

Re-Cycle & Re-Purpose former Camp Edgewood....... for the new Edgewood Trails Initiative!
GARAGE SALE!! May 4th- 8am - noon
Former Camp Edgewood, 49 Memorial St., Eden Mills, ON
Tables, chairs, tools, electronics, arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment, benches, shelving units, kitchen equipment, outdoor grills, appliances, outdoor furniture, and so much more.
Dishes, art work and frames! Pellet stove... many other large items.
Email for more info edgewoodtrails@gmail.com or pre-sale opportunities.


Building Bridges Across Age and Cognitive Barriers Through Art

For those with dementia in Long Term Care, choices are often made for them – when they get up, what they eat, what they wear. With the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program at Trinity Village Care Center, Kitchener, they can again make their own choices – where they place the paint on the paper, what colours they choose and what they name their art work. This creates autonomy and dignity through creative expression for those with dementia.

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ELCIC Members Encouraged to Respond Through Prayers and Financial Support Following the Devastation of Cyclone Idai

**UPDATE as of April 1, 2019: The Government of Canada has announced that donations designated to Cyclone Idai will be matched until April 14.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), through our partner Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), calls on its members to respond through prayer and financial aid in support of relief efforts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi following the devastation of Cyclone Idai. The powerful storm, which made landfall in Mozambique on March 15, killed at least 750 people and has left hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.

Rev. Hilla Lahtinen, newly appointed Director of Worship Ministries

Rev. Hilla Lahtinen was appointed as the Director of Worship Ministries for the Eastern Synod. She will serve as a resource person and consultant to the congregations and Ministry Areas and serve as coordinator for synodically sponsored services of worship. She succeeds Debbie-Lou Ludolph who has served in this role, with great distinction, since 2008,

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