Today, as we approach a week of remembrance, as we consider loved ones lost on this All Saints Sunday, we are presented with the Beatitudes in our Gospel. We are given a divine version of what makes a person powerful and worthy: not strength, and ambition, but humility, and peacemaking, and a willingness to lose … Continue reading Righteous Resisters
In 1894 a small group of Lutherans, under the leadership of Mr. August Boehmer, broke away from St. Paul's Lutheran Church to organize the first German Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Ottawa. The services of the Canada Synod were requested by this group.
The year 1995 was a special one for the people of St. John. This was the 100th anniversary of the church founding. One of the activities from that year was the production a book to commemorate this history, "Come Celebrate With Us". This book is not just about the history of St. John Evangelical Lutheran … Continue reading 100 years: A history of St. John