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.

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This Week's "Messenger" Highlights ...   

Operation Christmas Child - This is 90 shoeboxes!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the filling of 90 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. This is an outstanding effort in a difficult year and your gifts of love will be very much appreciated by the children who receive them. These shoeboxes are now on their way to disadvantaged children in some of the world's most impoverished countries.

If you did not have an opportunity to participate and would still like to support the work of Operation Christmas Child, you may donate funds online and a box will be packed for you. Or, you may donate funds for the shipping of boxes already packed. To learn more about opportunities to support Operation Christmas Child, go to their website at https://packabox.samaritanspurse.ca/?_ga=2.39756131.1784248026.1605549735-1285002437.1601410309

 Warming Hearts, Warming Hands

Each Advent/Christmas season we plan both an international and a local Servant Event to remind us about the importance of blessing others as we have been blessed by God. Operation Christmas Child was our international program …. Cyrus Center is our local project. This is a desperately needed resource program and emergency shelter for disadvantaged youth in the Chilliwack area. To help with this mission, we will be collecting warm socks, hats, gloves, etc. as well as individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars. Your gifts may be brought to the church anytime during office hours, or on Sunday morning. You may also support this project by making a donation to our Local Relief fund.

Thank you for your continued financial support 

These are financially challenging times for many individual and organizations, including churches. We have appreciated all those who have continued to support the work of this congregation through difficult times. There are several ways to contribute:

  • Etransfer your gift to info@chilliwacklutheran.com  You may designate some of your offering for special projects by indicating your wishes in the Message section of the transfer screen. We are set up for auto deposit so you will not need to provide us with a password. If this is your first gift to us, and you would like a charitable receipt, please include your full name and mailing address in the Message section of the transfer.
  • Mail cheques to the church at 8871 School St. Chilliwack, BC  V2P 4L5. Please do not send cash through the mail. 
  • Put your cash or cheques in an envelope and put through the mail slot at the front door of the church. The gates are open so you may access the building from 10 am-2 pm Monday to Thursday. Please include your full name, and your mailing address if this is your first gift to us.

 

Please pray for ... 

  • Those affected by the COVID pandemic around the world, especially those working in health care and other essential services. 
  • Lutheran Bible Translators Mike and Kara Kuhn and their children who have returned to the mission field... And for Martin and Joan Weber who will soon be finishing their work with the Kwanja people and preparing for their upcoming retirement.
  • Pastors, missionaries and teachers who are still working tirelessly to bring the Word of God to a world that is broken and afraid.