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This Week At Faith January 15 – January 22 2017

January Special Appeal: Lutheran Theological Seminary

2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in
the narthex area. Please note that your offering envelope number has changed. If we missed you with issuing a box of envelopes or have never had envelopes and would like a box, please contact the office.  Also, if there is an error in spelling, please contact the office and we will ensure that correction is updated in the system.

2017 Luther Village Brochures are now available in the Narthex. Please pick one up and see what’s happening during their 53rd year of Outdoor Ministry!

Saturday Services suspended

Church Council has decided to suspend Saturday Services until further notice. Attendance numbers for Saturday Services have been declining with an average of 17 people attending over 8 sessions last Fall (including the Minister and musicians). While we recognize this decision impacts the families/individuals who have been attending services on Saturday, we hope you will be able to join us at worship on Sunday mornings.

WEEK OF PRAYER 2017: January 18 – 25, 2017 will we celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity here in Winnipeg. The theme for 2017 is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20). A City-wide Ecumenical Worship Celebration will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg. All are cordially invited to this celebration and to participate in the other various gatherings that will be held throughout the Week of Prayer, i.e. both prior and following the larger city-wide service. For more information, please see the Week of Prayer companion posters on the church bulletin board.

Memory Tree Ornaments

If you placed an ornament on the memory tree during Advent please pick it up on the table in the Narthex.

60th Anniversary Pictorial Directory Update

To all who booked January appointments for the pictorial directory: We have 2 free pages for “small group” photos valued at $200 each because of you! Thank you! If you have not booked an appointment yet please contact Shirley at 204-688-1259.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held February 12 at 11:15 AM.  The 2016 Annual Report will be available on January 29.

ECUMENICAL CHOIR FOR CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION An ecumenical choir is being formed to lead music at the forthcoming celebration on January 22nd during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. No audition is required. Anyone who can carry a tune and wishes to sing in the choir is welcome! A rehearsal will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017. A short final rehearsal will be held immediately before the Ecumenical Worship Service on Sunday, January 22, 2017. For further information, you may call Michele Barr at 204-453-5016 or contact her via email: mbarr41@shaw.ca

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