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January 16 – Second Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher: Pastor Ralph Carl

January 23 – Third Sunday after Epiphany
Service of the Word
Presider: Friedrich Brunzema
Preacher: Dawn Leger

January 30 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Service of the Word
Sermon: Virtual Neighbourhood Prayer Walk

February 6 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher: Pastor Ralph Carl

February 13 –Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher: TBA

February 20 – Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher: Pastor Ralph Carl 

February 27 – Transfiguration of our Lord
Service of the World
Presider and Preacher: TBA


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



Due to the increased risk of contagion of the Omicron variant of COVID19,
and a desire to protect our volunteers and staff, as well as the vulnerable,
First Lutheran will return to online worship until further notice. Church
Council will continue to monitor the situation and public health guidelines to
determine when a return to hybrid services will be possible.

Thank-you for your patience, kindness and understanding in this very unusual time.

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:

A Prayer for Kamloops Residential School Victims


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 .


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.


Click here for more information

The pandemic is both a material and spiritual challenge, as is any health crisis. We pray for those who have died, for the bereaved, for the caregivers, for researchers, for front-line workers and all who are affected by COVID 19 around the world.  If you are feeling isolated or lonely and would like to have a conversation with Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke, please use the contact information on the web site.


Although we can’t worship in the church building let’s continue to hold one another in prayer and practice our faith in our other ways. 

The World Council of Churches Spirituality Team provides a short outline for morning prayer in a time of COVID19 which is updated daily. Scroll down on this page

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

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