LEAD Team News -  March 13, 2022

    Our LEAD Team is inviting your participation in a congregational listening project.  To start, there are two activities.  Any and all are invited to share their experiences. 

    1) The first is a multiple choice "Congregational Assessment".  Your answers are anonymous, but the survey results will categorize answers based on the demographic information you provide.  It takes about 15 minutes.  Click on this link:https://waytolead.org/take-lead-congregational-assessment/You will be required to input this case sensitive password: Assessment-cong

    2) The second tool we are using gives you the chance to reflect on our ministry by answering three questions with written answers.  You can choose if wish to submit an anonymously or under you name.  No password required.  Click on this link and type away.  https://forms.gle/A51eTtkqZySm99Yz7

    For those who are not computer savvy, we will make paper copies available at the church or sit down at the computer and put answers in together.

    Secret Sisters

    Mark your calendar as it’s time for the Secret Sister’s Tea, Saturday, January 29th at 2:00pm. It will be virtual, same as last year and will have a Garden Tea Party theme.  So get festive and creative with that theme in mind as you join us with your favourite cuppa from the comfort of your home (fancy hats strongly encouraged).

    This is a ministry to glorify the Lord by lifting up your Sister in Christ. It’s not about material things but a way to show love toward your Sister in Christ with a prayer, a card or sometimes just a letter or note to let her know she is being thought of.  We are to lift up our Secret Sister up spiritually and mentally. Dates to remember is her birthday, anniversary and other special days, and shower her with payers and love throughout the year.

    If you’ve joined us in the past you know the drill, everyone needs to complete the attached form.  This information will be shared with the group giving everyone an opportunity to know you better.  If you are unable to print no worries we have blank copies at the church.  If you are unable to pick one us let me know and someone will bring one to you.  Please send the completed copies back to me at kjkeats1@gmail.com or leave in the basket at the church no later than  12:30pm Sunday January 30th.  

    Secondly, at the round table you will have an opportunity to share one of your passions.  It may be a hobby or favourite pastime, (knitting, scrapbooking, a favourite book, vacation, sport, favourite recipes).  Be prepared to show sample pictures or products.

    This email is being sent to all the ladies that participated last year, ladies that have joined in the prior years and newer members.  I look forward to receiving your RSVP’s.

    Karen Keating / Parish Life

    Airdrie Community Choir

    Hosted by Calgary and Area Lutheran Churches, online through Zoom  ZOOM and YouTube .  Time is 7:00 pm December 21st.  

    While Advent is a season of hope and Chritmas is a season on joy, not everyone feels hopeful or like celebrating.  Grief, illness, aging depression, loneliness, unemployment, and loss are magnified.  Even those who are not struggling with losses may feel the stress of prepartions and expactations around Christmas time.  In this disconnected time fo COVID pandemic, many are feeling isolated from friends and family.

    The longest Night service provides a time and place of solace.  We come together seeking healing and room to share grief, sadness, loneliness, or confusion when these emotions often feel out of place during the holidays.  Within this service the text of the hymn "lost in the night" (ELW 243) gives us words to express our deepest pleas for God's mercy and salvation.  Together we cry out "Christ is coming soon!  Come and save us soon!"