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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Every two years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) host a national gathering of youth and their leaders.
CLAY 2018 will take place on August 15-19, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2018, we invite you to join us in praying for the humility and discipline to use Earth’s resources wisely and responsibly.
We begin by praying the rule of Life, from Gospel-based Discipleship of Indigenous Ministries of th Anglican Church of Canada:
Creator God, we acknowledge and give thanks that:
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