How big is Abraham’s Tent? Is there room for all creation??
Our Congregation is part of the World Council of Churches by belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada.
Every year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has a Season of Creation focus theme.
The theme for this year’s Season of Creation is A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.
Oikos is the Greek word for “home” or “household.” The Celebration Guide contains liturgical resources, prayers and meditations, and calls to action and advocacy, and can be used by individuals and congregations, to nurture faithful imagination to restore right, just, and sustainable relationships with the Earth and among all species. To download your Guide and for more information, please click here.
July Bible Book Club Resources Now Available
Join us in July as we continue with the Living our Faith initiative of reading the Bible by diving into the book of 1 Corinthians as part of the Bible Book Club.
Paul wrote this letter to the Corinthian church around 53–55 C.E., from Ephesus (see 16:8). In it he responds to a letter that some in the church have written to him (7:1). But he is also responding to an oral report from “Chloe’s people” (1:11; see 5:1), who have brought him disturbing news. The church is divided, and one of the points at issue seems to be Paul’s own authority. – reprinted with permission from 1517 Media.
Whether you form a Bible Book Club or participate on your own, we make it easy for you with all the resources provided including: an Introduction to Acts, Bible Book Club questions, and more!
For more information and to access these resources, please click here.
We’d love to hear your feedback on your participation in the 2020-21 Bible Book Club. Complete the brief survey here: https://form.jotform.com/ELCIC/BibleBookClub.
QUEEN’S HOUSE RETREAT AND RENEWAL CENTRE welcomes you! Our programming combines in-person and online events using Zoom. Please visit our webpage for a list of all upcoming programs and to register for all programs: http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=4399 Nourish Your Mind and Nurture Your Spirit at Queen’s House!
- CENTERING PRAYER – all are welcome to gather in-person at Queen’s House or virtually on Zoom on Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Fr. Paul Fachet, OMI will provide leadership and guidance for these gatherings, and additional insights regarding contemplation and centering prayer from the great teachers will be part of every evening. No fee – donations to Queen’s House welcome. Register online to receive the Zoom invitation/let us know that you will be coming in person. Call 306-242-1916 x222 for further information. PLEASE NOTE: NO CP ON JULY 26!
- GROWING IN WISDOM: SEEKING DEEPER GENERATIVITY – this two-year program beginning in September 2021 is an ecumenical program designed for those seeking to engage in their maturing years with wisdom and grace. This is a time in which we can be begin as elders to look back on the life we have lived and find openness to new or previously undeveloped inner vistas. It is a time to begin to come to terms with our own mortality and the grace we find in facing this time in our lives with wisdom and satisfaction. This program is a dynamic interplay between and among each participant, the Growing in Wisdom Community, and Divine Mystery, assisting in the inner transformation of participants as the journey unfolds. Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Deeper Generativity invites you to explore how you might commit yourself to giving both your life and your death to the world, in a way that both are the ultimate gift and blessing that you give to others. Featuring Fr. Ron Rolheiser, the faculty of the Oblate School of Theology, and Canadian presenters, this program will be offered on zoom with possible in-person gatherings beginning in 2022. For more information contact Nancy Phillips, program coordinator: email@example.com ; 204-470-9437
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: If you are interested in having a mentor and companion to accompany you on your spiritual journey contact Sr. Adeline Behm: 306-242-1916 x228 / email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=463 to see a list of our affiliated spiritual directors. In-person and online meetings are available.
Zion’s Youth Ministry leader, Dom Hall, is working on a spiritual growth opportunity for early summer. We are just starting to shape a “Prayer Walk” along Spadina Avenue through the trees that have been wrapped with orange ribbons in memory of the 215 children whose unmarked graves were found at the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C. You can read more about it here.
To read a summary of the ELCIC Convention that took place via Zoom June 4 & 5, click here
Parish Nurse Ministry Fundraiser Postponed!
The Walk-Bike-Skate-Board fundraiser planned for Saturday, June 18 has been postponed until September. We apologize for the inconvenience (and regret the lack of exercise!) but look forward to a less-restricted gathering in the early fall! Watch your email and the ICHM-SK website for upcoming details! www.ichm-sk.ca.