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Stained Glass Windows of St Peters Fellowship Hall

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 sweaters on the windows and I thought it was a great - and brightening - idea in what has been a very long and hard winter in Ottawa.”


Faith in Action:

Metamorphosis: The Changing Shape of the Eastern Synod

Over the last few years several changes have altered the framework of our synod, with some congregations closing and others merging together. Here’s some of what’s been happening:

St. James, Cambridge closed
Many members of the former St. James, Cambridge are now worshipping at St. Peter’s, Cambridge with Rev Janaki Bandara.

Faith, Deep River merged with St. John’s, Petawawa
Guided by Rev Bruce Thompson, Faith, Deep River merged with St. John’s, Petawawa.
The current pastor in Petawawa is Rev Albert Romkema.

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.

Faith in Action:

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.

Faith in Action:

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.