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Ottawa School of Theology & Spirituality 2021/2022 courses

Ottawa School of Theology & Spirituality: Connecting People on the Path of Faith and Learning OSTS will offer another year (2021/2022) of amazing courses! Courses are available in both the fall and winter terms, and are held on Monday evenings starting

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Resumption of In-Person Worship

Dear Members and Friends of Faith Congregation: Good News! The Congregational Council would like to announce the resumption of in-person worship in our sanctuary beginning Sunday, September 19th at 10 a.m. As before, this resuming of worship at the Church

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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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Holy Week Devotions and Services

Hello friends of Faith, I invite you to join with me in observing Holy Week, starting this Sunday (Palm/Passion Sunday), using these devotions focused on the Stations of the Cross. There are fourteen in total, so you may reflect on

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Worship Update

Starting 14 March 2021, worship will be live-streamed from the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran Church beginning at 10am Sunday mornings. This is a Service of the Word, and can be accessed from the Online Services page. Immediately following worhsip will

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Eastern Synod-Wide Livestreamed Ash Wednesday Worship

On Ash Wednesday, Bishop Michael and his Assistants invite you to gather for a Synod-Wide Live-Streamed Worship Service at 6:30pm EST (7:30pm AST). Those gathered for this unique Synod-Wide worship opportunity will be invited to impose their own ashes, or

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Lenten Book Club

Hello friends of Faith, This book study is an exploration of a fictional work that touches on Lenten themes such as loss, death, relationship, God, church, and grace – themes especially pertinent this year in COVID times. The genre is

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Pandemic update

On January 12, 2021 the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced a second State of Emergency for the Province of Ontario with accompanying Stay-At-Home Orders to begin at 12:01am on Thursday, January 14, 2021. As such, the building at Faith Lutheran

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Christmas services at Faith

Hello friends of Faith, We approach a most holy time in the life of Christians worldwide: the Nativity of our Lord. And there are opportunities of worship this season at Faith online: Christmas Eve at 7pm. Please pay extra attention

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Advent-Christmas worship at Faith

Dear members and friends of Faith, Worship this Advent and Christmas season will look and feel quite different from years past. This change will be challenging for us who normally associate Christmas with holding lighted candles and singing carols at

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Upcoming Events
Sep
25
Sat
1:00 pm Confirmation group
Confirmation group
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A shared ministry between Faith Lutheran Church and Martin Luther German Church in Ottawa. Please contact Pastor Martin Malina (prmartinmalina@gmail.com) or Pastor Judith Kierschke (pastorkierschke@gmail.com) for more information. September 2021 meeting at Martin Luther Church — a garden visit. Please
Sep
27
Mon
12:00 pm Lectionary study (online)
Lectionary study (online)
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
We are now reading scripture texts from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. 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. (prmartinmalina@gmail.com). In the
Sep
29
Wed
5:00 pm Christian Meditation (online)
Christian Meditation (online)
Sep 29 @ 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
Oct
4
Mon
12:00 pm Lectionary study (online)
Lectionary study (online)
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
We are now reading scripture texts from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. 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. (prmartinmalina@gmail.com). In the
Oct
6
Wed
5:00 pm Christian Meditation (online)
Christian Meditation (online)
Oct 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
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