Monthly Archives: February 2011

A gift to Waterloo Seminary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC–our larger Lutheran family from Sault Saint Marie to Halifax. It is also St John’s 115th anniversary and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s 100th anniversary. A few years ago St … Continue reading

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A new school for Galai

Jesse Matthews has proposed an exciting new project to build a school house in the Liberian town of Galai (near Bong). Years of conflict have left Liberian children without access to education, and with little hope for the future in … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon

Matthew 5:21-37 (6th Sunday after Epiphany)    February 13, 2011 I have married quite a few people in my time as a pastor.  Some of them you just know will make it.  More than a few are on the fence.  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Sunday Preview

A preview of Joel’s sermon on February 13: Matthew 5:21-37 (6th Sunday after Epiphany) I have married quite a few people in my time as a pastor. Some of them I just know will make it. More than a few … Continue reading

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1150 reasons to be: the first 20 boxes

Gretha with 20 boxes of CLWR school kits. This is the first installment in St. John’s 115 annerversary project—assembling 1150 CLWR kits for shipment to Haiti.

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A call out of mediocrity

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 6, 2011–Matthew 5:13-20 This January, when he turned 50, The Globe and Mail ran a quote from Wayne Gretzky on the front page. I remember it because I read it to my sons at the … Continue reading

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