Dear fellow members,
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42 NIV) .
For the past two months, our church has not held worship services open to our members and to the public. Thank you for taking these extraordinary measures to protect the lives and health of others. As announced earlier this week, our province will enter Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. This category allows for religious services to be held at 15% of our seating capacity.
Together with the Elders, I am pleased to invite you back to in-person worship starting this Sunday, June 13 at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. As before, respecting government restrictions, we ask you to keep at least 2 meters from those of other households, as indicated by the markings on the floor, sanitize your hands, and ask that you wear a mask (provided) during the service. If you have the hymnal, Lutheran Service Book , please bring it with you for your use. If you have your own face mask, feel free to wear it. Holy Communion will also to offered to communicant members who desire it. Pastor will wear a mask to serve Communion.
Unfortunately at this time, Sunday school and Bible study will not be held. Please register children for Vacation Bible School. Like last year, this will be offered virtually.
There are many reasons during these troubled times that may lead you to choose not to return to public worship. Continue to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest God’s Word, the Bible which is the very bread of life, in your home devotions. During this season, we grow in Jesus, for He promises, “These are the Scriptures that testify about Me” (St. John 5:39). You may also participate in the service as it will continue to be recorded each week and posted to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7j_lOjcsltfkdBGL09MzPA
Peace in Christ,
Ways to Donate
Would you prayerfully consider one of the following methods to financially support our church as God has blessed you?
Mail or drop off offering envelope (cheques only) to the church. If you wish to drop off your donation in person, please call ahead to the church office at 519-794-3795 to make sure church is open.
Use online banking to make e-transfer using Gmail account. Contact treasurer for details.
Use electronic donation method. A form needs to be completed and returned. A fixed amount would be withdrawn from your bank account on the 15th of each month. Contact treasurer for more details.
LUTHERAN CHURCH CANADA
Pastor will continue to be available by phone at the office and at the parsonage. Please call ahead if you plan to visit him or would like him to visit you. He will continue to intercede in daily prayers before our gracious Lord for the needs of family, church and global community.
“Cast all your anxiety on [God] because He cares for you... standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings” (I Peter 5:7, 9).
Faith Lutheran Church has a new email address:
Faith Lutheran Church Desboro
Please contact treasurer, Ruth Anne Kuhl at email@example.com or 519-934-3307 if you have questions or need more information
As you enter the church, you are embraced by traditional Christian worship. Instead of experimenting and inventing new styles of worship, we are faithful to the worship of the early Christian Church, and the teachings of God that it confesses.
Worship is also liturgical. This means that we follow a set order of worship or liturgy that varies only according to the Christian year. Liturgical worship also makes full use of the space inside the church, various colours, as well as historic church garments to show the love of Jesus for His people, the Church.
Worship is also sacramental. In a unique way, God comes to us through visible means called Sacraments. God himself makes us a part of His Church by washing our souls clean of all guilt in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Those baptized members who are properly instructed and prepared receive the Lord's further strengthening and power through the Sacrament of the Altar, offered every Sunday. In these ways our Lord serves us with the life He gives so that we are able to serve others.
Martin Luther has some useful directions here for us going through this time. Please find document by clicking on Martin Luther button.