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WORSHIP 10:30 AM

November 27 – Advent 1
Preacher and Presider: Intern Victoria Featherston

November 30 Advent – Mid Week Service
In Person and Zoom: 10-11am
Contact Victoria Featherston via email for more info.

December 4 – Advent 2
In Person and Zoom: 10:30am 
Holy Communion
Preacher and Presider: Ralph Carl Wushke

December 7 – Advent 2 – Mid Week Service
In Person and Zoom: 10-11am
Contact Victoria Featherston via email for more info.

December 8 – Contemplative Pause 1
In Person and Zoom: 12:00-12:50pm

December 11 Advent 3 – Lessons and Carols
In Person and Zoom: 10:30am
Preacher: Andrew Blake, Presider: Victoria Featherston

December 11 – Mint Music Winter Recital
In-Person Only: 6:00pm at the Church

December 15 – Contemplative Pause 3
In Person and Zoom: 12:00-12:50pm

December 18 – Advent 4
In Person and Zoom: 10:30am 
Holy Communion
Preacher and Presider: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

December 20 – Caroling & Hot Chocolate with Sing@First (our choir) and Àbner Campos leading the choir.
In Person: 6:00pm

December 21 Advent  – Mid Week Service
In Person and Zoom: 10-11am
Contact Victoria Featherston via email for more info.

December 24 Christmas Eve
In Person and Zoom: 6:00pm
Presider and Preacher: Victoria Featherston

December 25 Christmas Day
Holy Communion
In Person and Zoom: 10:30am
Presider and Preacher: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

January 1, 2023 – First Sunday after Christmas
Holy Communion
In Person and Zoom: 10:30am
Preacher and Presider: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

Zoom Links for online worshiping: Please contact the Pastor via this form – this is to avoid potential online disruptions. Sorry for the inconvenience. You may also contact Victoria Featherston via email to get zoom links for specific events.R

LINKS TO RECORDED WORSHIP SERVICES

If you want to check-out what our ZOOM services are like, recordings can be found on this page.

 

HYBRID SERVICES

First Evangelical Lutheran Church offers hybrid (in-person at 116 Bond Street and on Zoom) worship. Unless otherwise noted you can attend in person or online. Please contact the pastor for the Zoom link.

The in-person/zoom services will take place Sundays at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

FAQ FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES

IS PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP?
While proof of vaccination is no longer required by the Province of Ontario we encourage the unvaccinated to attend online

IS MASKING REQUIRED?
We encourage in-person worshippers to wear a mask except when communing. Our Eastern Synod Bishop, Michael Pryse, has encouraged worshippers to wear masks in all Lutheran Congregations.

IS SINGING PERMITTED?
Yes. We encourage singing and verbal responses while masked.

HOW WILL HOLY COMMUNION BE DISTRIBUTED?
People who wish to commune will be invited to receive the bread and wine (in individual glasses) at a communion station.

IS SOCIAL DISTANCING IN EFFECT?
We encourage individual worshippers or family units to maintain the two metre distance from others during worship.

HOW CAN I ATTEND ON-LINE?
Please contact the pastor for the Zoom link to our Sunday service.

ONLINE HOLY COMMUNION

If you would like to participate in our online Holy Communion — first and third Sundays — you my wish to read Pastor Wushke’s discussion paper –  click here to read it .

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

During this time when it is impossible to meet in person and contribute in the offering plate, fixed expenses for our ministries continue, and we invite people to consider other ways of supporting First Lutheran Church financially at this time.  Thank you.

NEW MINISTRY! LITTLE PANTRY

Click here for more information.

SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE

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For spiritual resources and practical ways to support the people and churches in Ukraine, please go to the Lutheran World Federation site.

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

The ELCIC Council of Bishops has shared this prayer from the Lutheran World Federation which we commend to you: Lutheran World Federation Prayers during COVID-19 .

We lament the tragic deaths of Indigenous children now revealed at the Kamloops and Marieval Residential Schools, the many more such deaths yet to be exposed, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and all violence experienced by First Nations peoples. Let us live into Truth and Reconciliation.

Statement from the ELCIC bishops:
https://mailchi.mp/842aeb34aa15/a-renewed-call-to-reconciliation?e=5095907467

A Prayer for Kamloops Residential School Victims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syRKJAZ-Hxo

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