Sunday Sermon: 1,150 Reasons to be

Sunday, September 12, 2010: The church exists to put pencils and paper in the hands of disadvantaged children so they can learn, so they can grow up to change the world for the better. Feel proud of that. After 115 years, we still have our priorities right – we are still honouring the gospel. We are not hiding in that cozy – and frankly, too often stagnant -- flock; we are following Jesus to help out the lost sheep. We have chosen 1,150 Reasons to Be.

A pastoral letter to our church and to the Rev. Terry Jones.

On September 9, 2001. On Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National and Synod Bishops issued a pastoral letter to the church and to the Rev. Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Centre, Gainesville, Florida. In the text of their letter the Bishops urged that, "anyone who would contemplate such actions as would be hurtful and painful to people of other faiths, and which would call into question our own pledge to love our neighbours as ourselves, to seek a more excellent way as we engage people of other faiths." The following is the text from the letter.

“1,150 Reasons to Be”: Sept. 12, 2010

Sunday’s message challenges us to take up the notion “Go Big or Stay Home.” It pushes us to reach out in a big way in mission for others who live way beyond the traditional and comfortable boundaries of our own church family. Join us at St. John on Sept. 12 to find out how you … Continue reading “1,150 Reasons to Be”: Sept. 12, 2010