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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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Upcoming Events
Mar
5
Tue
12:00 pm Christian Meditation Tuesday (on...
Christian Meditation Tuesday (on...
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
A joint initiative between Faith Lutheran Church and Julian of Norwich Anglican Church in west-end Ottawa, we pray in the contemplative tradition of Christian Meditation first taught by John Main and current director of the World Community for Christian Meditation,
Mar
6
Wed
2:00 pm Praying our Goodbyes: Life throu...
Praying our Goodbyes: Life throu...
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In a season of loss and rapid change in our lives, personally and in the church, we gather in person at Faith on Wednesdays from 2-3pm for five sessions, beginning on February 21. Through guided conversations and prayers, we will
5:00 pm Christian Meditation (onsite)
Christian Meditation (onsite)
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar
7
Thu
6:00 pm Midweek Lent Evening Prayer (hyb...
Midweek Lent Evening Prayer (hyb...
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us onsite and online for Holden Evening Prayer on Thursdays during Lent at 6pm. Check this site or contact the church office (faithottawasecretary@gmail.com) a week prior to each date for the link to the online platform (which will change
Mar
10
Sun
10:00 am Worship
Worship
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We welcome participants onsite and online at 10am on Sunday, for worship including Holy Communion. Every in-person service will be live-streamed and accessed via our website www.faithottawa.ca and our YouTube account for a few weeks thereafter.    
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