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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.

Faith in Action:

Bishop Michael Pryse re-elected on first ballot

Congratulations Bishop Michael Pryse!

Ordained on June 7, 1985, he served in Mildmay, Neustadt and Burlington before becoming an Assistant to the Bishop in 1990.This year marks the 20th anniversary of his election as Bishop of the Eastern Synod. Collecting countless frequent flyer miles along the way, he continues to be committed to the cause of Christian unity and is a strong advocate for multi faith co-operation. He and his wife Lois have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

 

 

 

A letter to the church on World Refugee Day

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church on World Refugee Day 2018.

Download a pdf of the letter here: http://elcic.ca/documents/201806worldrefugeedaylettertothechurch.pdf

A text version of the letter follows:

Dear friends,

Today I am in Waterloo, Ont. taking part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) World Refugee Day Prayer Breakfast.

I Was Lonely And.......

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.

Faith in Action:

Report from Guyana

A delegation from the Eastern Synod, including Bishop Pryse, Laurie Knott and Rev Riitta Hepomaki visited the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana, our companion church. This year marks the 275th anniversary of the ELCG.
Here is the report of the trip:

 

 

 

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