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“12 neighbours” Midweek Lenten Conversations

Hello friends of Faith, Every Lenten season (the seven weeks before Easter), the church has traditionally observed, collectively, an ‘extra’ discipline in addition to its regular Sunday worship. Some years ago, this took the form of a midweek worship service;

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Sundays in Lent sermon series – The Gospel in Action

Hello friends of Faith, In a little over a week from now the church enters the Lenten season. Lent is the 7 weeks leading to Easter. During this time, the church does a house-cleaning of sorts, a springtime cleansing. Because

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Christmas Worship

Christmas is a special time for Christians to celebrate the coming of Jesus into this world. We recall the first Christmas in Bethlehem and we announce that the Light of the world has come to us today! For Lutherans especially,

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In-Person Pre-registration Lifted

Hello friends of Faith, Beginning this Sunday, October 24, you will no longer need to pre-register online to attend Sunday worship services. If you would like to attend in-person on Sunday morning at 10am we hope you can arrive a

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Online Worship includes Holy Communion

Hello friends of Faith, Starting this Sunday, September 12, the online service will include the celebration of the sacrament, Holy Communion. Those who have participated, since late last year, in a weekly Communion service online via Zoom, found this practice

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The Art of Christmas

The bulletin board appears incomplete. It looks empty, now. It looks like it still needs to be filled. That’s because, during Advent it’s up to you to fill this bulletin board. During the month of December whenever you come to

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5:00 pm Christian Meditation (online)
Christian Meditation (online)
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We normally
7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Church Council Meeting
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
These meetings are currently held online via Zoom. Please contact Brian Wirth, chairperson, for more information.
10:00 am Worship
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We welcome participants onsite and online at 10am on Sundays. Every in person will be live-streamed and accessed by our website    
2:00 pm Confirmation service – Affirmati...
Confirmation service – Affirmati...
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This year’s confirmation service will be onsite at Martin Luther Church (933 Smyth Rd) Ottawa. You are welcome to join us in celebrating the affirmation of baptism of six youth. Pastor Judith Kierschke and Pastor Martin Malina will lead the
12:00 pm Lectionary study (online)
Lectionary study (online)
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We read a scripture assigned to the following Sunday, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. If you would like to know the precise scripture reference for the coming session, or would like to join the online group, please contact Pastor Martin. ( In
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