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FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
February 21, 2021
Click here to join our zoom worship service at 10 AM
On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.
Today's readings, intercessions AND sharing communion texts can be found here.

Offered by the Synod -- a Zoom Workshop for Lay Leaders: Personal Wellness and Faithful Service
March 11, 2021, 7 - 9 PM

Since March 2020, the world community and we as individuals, families and communities have been struggling to cope with an unprecedented pandemic. Our media, economic and educational systems were ill-prepared for the radical changes that were required and that have touched nearly every area of our lives. Our church communities, likewise, have had to adjust substantially, and many parishioners report increased levels of strain (e.g., stress/anxiety, fatigue, grief, and isolation/loneliness) and also at times limitations in their personal and spiritual resources that contribute to personal wellness which is essential for ongoing service to our churches. This 2-hour workshop and dialogue session will explore psychologically and spiritually relevant themes for lay leaders. Our intention is to provide helpful information and to offer suggestions for ongoing self-care in the midst of the pandemic. The didactic portion of the workshop will be complimented with large/small group dialogue, in which we hope to open up a space for authentic sharing and engagement. Our ultimate hope is to move beyond mere coping with the challenges of the pandemic, to explore this time as an opportunity for personal and spiritual transformation and existential fulfillment.

To register, click here.

A couple of Shrove Tuesday photos...
Our very own Bernie attended worship last Sunday (you just never know who will show up!).
Don & Elaine shared this photo of a February marigold - a bit of colour on a cold day.  I'm happy to share your photos through CommUnity News -- so if you have something to share please send it in.
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