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This Week At Faith October 2 –October 9 2016

MNO Synod’s Reformation Commemoration KickOff:  

“Martin Luther” Bus Trip to Minneapolis, November 10-13 
Can’t travel to Wittenberg Germany to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses on the church door?
…. then join Bishop Elaine and other fellow Lutherans for a Bus Trip to Minneapolis to visit the Exhibit of Martin Luther artifacts that have traveled from Germany to North America for the first time ever!

see: http://new.artsmia.org/luther. For more information about the exhibit and other activities planned, and to register, call Debbie at the synod office at 204-889-3760 or emaildbeyer@elcic.ca.  Firm deadline to register is Oct 5. See Cathy in the office for an itinerary and registration form.

Wool Required

The Wednesday Fellowship Group is in need of wool for the making of quilts. Donations can be dropped off in the Blue Room. Thank you.

Back Door Locked

For security reasons and the well being of the members, it has been decided that effective immediately, the north outside office door and the office administrators door will be locked during Sunday Services.

October Special Appeal: MNO Benevolence

Come for Lunch Sunday!

We are having a fundraising lunch in support of the Urban following worship Sunday. The Manitoba Pork Community Barbeque team will be providing their delicious Pork on a Bun sandwich! Our special guest speaker at the luncheon will be Rhonda Gorham, the new Ministry Manager of the Urban. Tickets for the lunch (to cover the costs) will be $5 per person. But this is a Fundraiser! Donations are very much appreciated. Offering envelopes will be available and receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. Come join us!


We are starting to plan for Faith’s 2016 Hamper Drive.


If your family or a family that you know would benefit from a hamper this Christmas, please contact Deacon Kris at

204.253.1491 ext.23 or deaconkris@faithlc.ca (in complete confidence) ASAP.

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Francis of Assisi, a renewer of the church.  Born in the 12th century into the family of a wealthy merchant, Francis gave up his inheritance to serve the poor. He formed the Order of Friars Minor (called Franciscans), who took on poverty and the task of preaching “using words if necessary.” Francis had a spirit of gratitude for all of God’s creation, calling all creatures his “brothers” and “sisters”. And so, a tradition has developed to include a blessing of pets and animals on this Sunday. We invite you to bring a photograph of your pet and mount it on the photo board before worship.

Cathy Zimmerman - Office Administrator
Cathy Zimmerman - Office Administrator
Our full time Church Administrator works to manage the day-to-day administration of the congregation; keeps records; provides hospitality to members and visitors; manages the finances of the congregation; and optimizes communication through weekly bulletins, the church website, and the monthly newsletter. Cathy Zimmerman is currently serving as our Church Administrator. She can be reached via email at officeadmin@faithlc.ca, or phone (204) 253-1491 ext. 20