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A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him. (Isaiah 11:1-2)
Each season of the church year invites us into a different part of the story of Jesus. The origin story of God's saving work in Jesus is told in Advent. Just like a master storyteller will do, the lectionary paints detailed images that draw our attention to the particularities of a scene. Isaiah paints the image of the stump of an ancient tree that has been hacked to the ground. A barren landscape forms the background and the wind cuts hard. But the storyteller draws us in to see that this stump is not lifeless, there is a new chute that is popping up. The ancient tree is reaching for the sun once again.
On Christmas Eve we gather as a community of faith to light candles in the darkness. Again, the grandness of God's salvation is made tangible to our senses as we attend to something small - the intimacy of a candle's warmth. "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it." This is how the hope of the world comes to us. Often in small ways. Gently disrupting our scheming with something richer and deeper than our modern bustling can fabricate.
Join us this season as we sing songs of hope and ponder the mystery that God is with us.
Have a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas!
Pastor Tim Wray
Second Sunday in Advent
Zoom Connection for this Worship Service. Click here to JOIN
Bulletin for Sunday December 4th, click HERE
Kid's Corner, click HERE (Bulletin & Activity Page) (sorry link is not working)
Weekly Fall Bible Study (cancelled until 2023)
Christmas Hamper donations - LCM is sponsoring a family of 7 this Advent season. We are collecting gift cards for food and gifts in a variety of denominations. Preferences are Superstore for food and Cross Iron or Walmart for gifts for the family members. Please contact Kathy Williams (403-863-8921) for details or see the list on the bulletin board at church.
This is a prayer that Pastor Tim shared with us a few weeks ago I thought is worth noting. It makes us refect on our own lives on what is really important, and what we have the power to change in order to know Christ better.
"Lord do not let us do more if in doing less we might do it better. Do not let us acquire more if in living with less we might know you better. Forgive us for equating quantity with quality, wealth with security and applause with popularity. Teach us to amend our ways, lest we miss the baby in the manger, the lad in the carpenters shop, the teacher on the hill side and the Christ on the cross."
Do you sometimes have difficulty with finding the right words when Praying. Here are some examples to guide you as you pray for individuals recovering from surgery, hospice care, undergoing treatment or testing, recent diagnosis, for those facing illness, and time of conflict and crisis. Click HERE for some examples.
The Russian military assault on Ukraine threatens peace in Europe and indeed the whole world. This urgent and evolving crisis requires the attention and solidarity of the global Christian community. Click HERE for full details.
- Make a designated offering donation for "Ukraine Appeal" through any ELCIC congregation.
- Call CLWR at 1-800-661-2597 to donate by credit card or go online here.
- Send a cheque payable to CLWR, mailing it to CLWR 600-177 Lombard Avenue Winnipeg MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to the "Ukraine Appeal".
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: Lcotmater@gmail.com for the form.
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Worship Team Schedule
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Pastor Tim Wray: 780-216-9729
Administration office: 403-948-3567