"There will be signs - in the moon and the stars" Luke 21-25

    "There will be signs - in the moon and the stars" Luke 21-25

    Welcome to the Lutheran Church of the Master


    What are you waiting for?

    Amidst the bustle of the pre-Christmas activities that fill our December calendars, the observance of Advent is meant to create space for meditation and self-reflection. The blue banners of Advent adorn our sanctuary in these four Sunday's leading up to Christmas.  We count down the weeks by lighting candles on our dinner table and noticing the ever-shortening days.  Many people adopt a spiritual practice, be it regular worship attendance, daily prayer and scripture reading, special gifts to charities and attentiveness to the poor and lonely.

    I had several people tell me last year that the Advent and Christmas season were among the most meaningful of their lives, because of the slower pace imposed on them by Covid restrictions.  At the same time, I know that as we approach our second Covid Christmas many people are languishing under the cumulative strain of isolation and unending precautions.  Homes are meant to be a sanctuary, but for some of us they are feeling like a pressure cooker in need of an outlet.  One invitation of Advent is to ask, how can we alleviate the pressure in our lives to make room for God's lighter yoke?   While we are at it, can we lighten someone else's load too?

    It takes courage to walk in the dark on an uncertain path.  As our Church calendar guides us towards Bethlehem we are accompanied by ancient promises and encouraged that God is with us and shaping our days.  Come and join us as we prepare for whatever new thing God is preparing us for.

    Have a blessed Advent season.

    Pastor Tim Wray



     

    Sunday Worship Service

    First Sunday in Advent

    November 28th
    11:00 AM

    (New Worship Time)

    216 Main Street, Airdrie

    Zoom Connection to Sunday Service.  Click here to JOIN

    Bulletin for Sunday November 28th click HERE

    Kid's Corner, click HERE for the 1st Sunday in Advent coloring page.

    It's time to trim the Christmas Tree! Sunday November 28th after service all youth and children are invited to decorate the tree.

    Advent is the season of darkness, of waiting and anticipation, of preparing for the celebration of Christ's first coming, and of readying our hearts for Christ's coming again.  The Worship and the Arts Ministry Team invites you to participate in a paint night where you will be guided in the creation of a painting of the Nativity.  Join with others across the Synod to wait, anticipate, and prepare by creating a Nativity painting for your own home, or as a gift.  All skill levels are welcome.  This free event will take place Sunday, December 5th, 2021, from 3:00-4:30pm.  For more information and to register, click HERE

    Provincial Public Health Regulations. Masks are required.  Our building is a public space, so masks are once again part of our indoor gatherings.  We are allowed 1/3 of our capacity which is around 60 people. 

    Offering We are grateful for the continued financial support for our ministry.  
    Checks can be mailed or dropped off in the black box by the administration office.  
    Pre-authorized payments are also available. 
    Email: Lcmotmater@gmail.com for the form.

    CLWR appeal for BC Flooding.  Click HERE to donate.  

    Online through Canada Helps Click here to DONATE ONLINE

    Haiti disaster appeal
    In response to the earthquake disaster in Haiti, CLWR has organized an aid campaign.  You can give directly through their website.  CLWR.org

     

    Worship Team Schedule
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    Fall Maintenance Request for Action.
    Clink HERE for the jobs and schedule.


    Contact information:
    Website: lcmairdrie.com
    Email: lcotmaster@gmail.com
    Pastor Tim Wray: 780-216-9729
    Administration office: 403-948-3567

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