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This Week at Faith September 18 – September 25 2016

Luther Village Fall Retreats

Personal Retreat, September 16-25

Photography in the Woods, September 23-25

For more information see the posters on the bulletin board in the entry or on the Luther Village website http://luthervillage.ca/retreats.html.

Art From The Attic sale Sunday Sept 18 from 11 am to 4 pm, Corydon Community Centre, 1170 Corydon Ave. Free Admission. This
is a fundraiser of Grands ‘N’ More Winnipeg in support of
grandmothers in sub Saharan Africa caring for the millions of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

MNO Lay Academy of Preaching

Have you been asked to prepare a sermon and been reluctant because you did not know how to begin? Have you preached before but wonder if you have anything fresh to say? Your MNO Synod has created a series of courses to help you plan for specific services from Thanksgiving to Advent 2. Courses are taught on-line and work step by step over four weeks for specific Sundays. You only work on the lesson for the Sunday you are assigned. Your Pastor has specific information about class times and dates, as well as an orientation to on-line learning. Register now. Classes begin in two weeks! You can pick up a brochure on the bulletin board in the entry.

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.

September Special Appeal: Jocelyn House

Blessing of the Beasts

On October 2 during worship we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis had a spirit of gratitude for all of God’s creation! We too give thanks, especially for our beloved pets. We invite you to bring a photograph of your pet and mount it on the photoboard before worship. A special blessing for our beloved “beasts” will be offered during the service.

Come for Lunch!

We are having a fundraising lunch in support of the Urban following worship on Sunday, October 2. 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!

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