The Messenger

We're a Community. 

Christian Fellowship is important as we gather and enjoy the company of fellow believers in Christ. If you are looking for a Christian community, these events are good introduction to the wonderful folks who make up our church family. You are always welcome to contact the church office for more information. Each week we publish The Messenger, a newsletter full of coming events, community activities and special requests for our church community. You can download a copy of this week's Messenger here

Archived Messengers

September 10, 2017

September 17, 2017 

    

This Week's "Messenger" Highlights ... 

500 Years of Blessing!

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.  In thankfulness to God for five centuries of His blessings, we are undertaking to perform at least 500 acts of mercy in His name during 2017. Our Local Relief Committee has identified Cyrus Centre (the Chilliwack youth outreach program and shelter) as our focus for local support during this anniversary. Cyrus Centre has provided us with a “shopping list” of needed items. Each month we hope to collect at least 50 of one of the items on the list. Some months it will be something relatively small and other months it will be a larger need. In September we are collecting underwear for males and females (ladies' size small; men's size small boxers please). Bring your contribution to the church anytime during the month and place them in the Donation Box under the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. You may also contribute with a monetary donation to our Local Relief Fund. 

Welcome home churches

When you can't get to church in person you can still join us for worship online. Beginning September 3 we will be live streaming our second service (Praise! at 10:45 am). You will find the link at Church Online.  

A new education year begins

On September 10 we will launch our new education year. Sunday School will resume during the second service - Praise! at 10:45 am. Children from age 3 to Grade 6 will join their parents for the start of the service and will be dismissed for Sunday School just prior to the sermon. Most of our adult Bible studies also resume this week. Check out the entire education program here

Please pray for ...

  • Those affected by flooding in the southern United States.
  • Those affected by the wildfires throughout BC.
  • Our congregation as we discuss the opportunity and responsibilities of refugee sponsorship.
  • Lutheran Bible Translators Mike and Kara Kuhn and their children who have returned to Galim, Cameroon to continue translating the Bible into the Nizaa language ... And for Martin and Joan Weber who will soon return to Cameroon to continue working with the Kwanja people.
  • Our missionaries in Cartago, Costa Rica. We are supporting their work this year by providing donations for educational resources. missionary stipends and a feeding program for children in that impoverished area of Costa Rica.
  • The unrest and upheaval throughout the world - especially for the victims of terrorism