In this coming season of Lent, you see below listed numerous opportunities to deepen your faith in action and contemplation. The word, ‘Lent’, literally means ‘springtime’. It is the time when what is underneath the surface begins to germinate and receive the sun and water – gifts needed for growth. As with the earth, the same may happen as you explore areas of growth within your own life. This journey of transformation is not always easy – if you want to grow! But with one another in Christ’s footsteps we find we are not alone. And that we have everything we need for the journey, together.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: FLC’s AGM is this Sunday (Feb 23) after the service. The Annual Report and the Constitution & Bylaws documents were distributed previously. Please read them carefully and bring a print copy of the Constitution & Bylaws to the meeting.
PANCAKE “SHROVE” TUESDAY SUPPER: Tuesday, Feb 25 at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, starting at 5pm. Please contact Chuck Belaire at 613-913-4967 if you would like to help. All are invited.
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP: Wednesday, February 26, 7 pm, with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Join us for a contemplative start to the Lenten season.
PRAYER PAL, LENT EDITION: If you have a concern or know someone that would benefit from special daily prayers, join us after the service on March 1st. For more information, contact Rochelle Piske at email@example.com.
OPEN TABLE: If you would like to support university students in Ottawa, consider helping at this monthly meal ministry led by area Lutheran Churches. The next event is in the evening of Sunday, March 1st. For more information, please contact Marianne Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Thornton (email@example.com).
LENT BOOK STUDY: On Wednesday evenings throughout the Lenten season,people from Julian of Norwich Anglican Church and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will gather at 7 pm to study Canadian author Michael Frost’s book entitled, “Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People”.
- Week 1, March 4: at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church (Rossland at Merivale Rd)
- Week 2, March 11: at Faith Lutheran Church
- Week 3, March 18: at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church
- Week 4, March 25: at Faith Lutheran Church
- Week 5, April 1: at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church
In each session, we will consider in order one of Frost’s five missional habits (BELLS): Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, Sent. We will watch the short, corresponding video clip and, consider the questions for discussion in the relevant chapter. Consider practising these habits in the season of Lent.
You are invited to attend, even for just one session — or a combination thereof. To get your own copy of the book, you can order online (eg. Amazon) or obtain a copy from Pastor Martin ($10 payable to Faith Lutheran Church).
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Julian of Norwich invites you to a ‘World Day of Prayer’ service on Friday, March 6 at 10:30 am. The theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” and celebrates Zimbabwe. Please let Pam Middleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like to join their choir or be a reader for this service.
CARLINGTON COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY WORKSHOP: This annual event will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Faith Lutheran Church. Come and engage in conversation about the purpose, mission and partnerships dedicated to the Chaplaincy, which Faith has supported over the years.
This month, in the Eastern Synod’s Monthly Electronic Newsletter read Bishop Pryse’s summary of the 2018 Synod Assembly, learn about Black History Month and many notable black Canadians, much more at https://easternsynod.org/content/es-newsletter-february-2020
In the February 2020 ELCIC e-communique, at elcic.ca/Communique/default.cfm to: see a copy of Bishop Johnson’s letter to the Prime Minister of Canada on the American “Peace to Prosperity” plan for Israel and Palestine and lot’s more!