All Are Welcome!
If there is a Pastoral Emergency, please call the office: 250-860-2447, as messages are checked regularly.
Reminder: Pastoral Care – pastoral care is available via telephone call, or outdoors, socially distanced. In the event of emergency or end of life situations, the Pastor can obtain permission to visit at KGH and Kelowna Hospice.
Also, please call the church if you would like to be added to or removed from the prayer list.
Online services will continue until further notice.
Services are pre-recorded to be posted early on Sunday morning.
Please continue to check this site for further developments.
To be notified when Sunday's service is available online, please follow instructions to "Sign Up For Blog Updates" here, or email/call the church office to be added.
Office hours are 9am to noon, Wednesday to Friday. Please knock or ring the doorbell when you arrive, and/or call in advance. Thank you!
Please take time to thank any health care or other essential workers, store clerks, restaurant staff, bus drivers, etc. that you may know or interact with in this stressful time. Wear a mask wherever you go, stay as safe as you can, and pray for our healthcare system and its staff, that it not get overwhelmed, putting us all at risk.
Blessings and Love to you and your “circle”!
Remember – Be kind, be calm, and stay safe!
Here at the church, we have been hard at work, putting together our Worship services. We appreciate the feedback we have been receiving, and we are very, very thankful for all who have been involved in reading, playing music, singing, filming and editing.
Basic Tech Info to Connect to Online Worship Services please click here:
Einfache "Tech-info" als anfaengliche Hilfe
Please do not hesitate to call or email the church office for assistance in accessing our online worship service on our YouTube channel!
There are people willing to help walk you through it, as well as a printed handout. You can also listen in over your phone – so please contact us!
If you have YouTube on your television, you can access the services and watch them that way.
Please take the time to sit down and enjoy these offerings from your Worship Committee and Associates. Also, if you are able, and have the technology, consider downloading a service or two onto your tablet or laptop, to take and share with someone in your “bubble” who does not have internet access.
Even after everything we have seen this past year, I am sure you are just as shaken as I am by the news reports coming from India — they are truly upsetting and the situation is urgent.
I'm writing today to ask you to stand with the people of India as they face a fight against COVID-19 that goes beyond anything the world has seen to date.
The number of cases of COVID-19 in India has surpassed 20 million and the death toll has passed 200,000. The deadly surge in infections is overwhelming health services across the country, leading to a lack of beds, healthcare personnel, and oxygen. The wave of critical illness, coupled with lockdowns and curfews, is having a serious impact on livelihoods and food security across the country.
Millions are grieving, and it's rapidly getting worse.
As the devastation brought on by the second wave of COVID-19 continues to unfold in India, CLWR is joining leading Canadian aid agencies – through the Humanitarian Coalition – in launching an appeal to raise funds and rush emergency assistance to people in need.
Humanitarian Coalition members are already actively responding to the crisis by supporting the healthcare system with oxygen, ventilators, field hospitals and PPE, promoting COVID vaccination and safe hygiene practices, and ensuring food security and basic survival for vulnerable families.
As a member of ACT Alliance, we have local partners in India who are prepared to respond immediately, but only with your help. You can make a difference — your donation will help provide emergency medical support to those forced to be sick at home, ensure access to vaccines and medical supplies for the most vulnerable, and support critical advocacy and public awareness efforts to keep as many people safe as possible.
Together, we have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering.
Will you give today? You can make a donation online now at clwr.org/India — it's immediate, convenient and secure, or by phone or mail (information to the right).
Thank you for responding with compassion, and for your partnership.
Executive Director, Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Donations can also be made by phoning the CLWR office at 1-800-661-2597 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT),
or by mailing a cheque to 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5,
or on their website:
Please remember to share these updates with your household, extended family members, friends, and especially those who do not have email.
If you are looking for things to read, we have back issues of the Canada Lutheran Magazine, as well as the church library, that you are welcome to come and borrow from!
Once a month the CELCW (Christ Ev. Lutheran Church Women) have a zoom bible study
on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pmh.
Sue will send out the zoom meeting information when it gets a little closer.
In January, we finish with the Gospel of Mark, and in February we begin studying the Psalms.
We(specifically Pastor Patricia and Pastor Brian) are in the Castanet News!
Conference Seeking Justice Together – a Gathering of Justice Minded Canadian Christians May 17-20 (sponsored by Citizens for Public Justice)
Link here: https://cpj.ca/seeking-justice-together/
Hear Me Out: Anti-Asian Racism and Identity, featuring 4 second-generation Chinese/Japanese Canadian Lutherans - May 23 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. MT
Religion and Thoughtful Activism – May 25-27 Online, hosted by Vancouver School of Theology. Click on the link for more information. https://vst.edu/inter-religious-studies-program/conference/
“Disruption and Grace – Learning Edges in Liminal Times” Canadian Lutheran-Anglican National Worship Conference - July 6 - 7, 2021 - online
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) https://www.lutheranworld.org/ has issued a call for small-scale climate justice projects initiated and led by young people.
"For LWF, climate justice points to the need for everybody to take responsibility for the care of creation. We see it as a matter of intergenerational justice." says Eva Christina Nilsson, Director of LWF's Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, announcing the new call for proposals.
The deadline for proposals is on May 16. Each project should be initiated and led by young people, aged 30 years or younger, and require endorsement by an LWF member church. Projects should run from July to October. Applications meeting the eligibility criteria must be sent to:
under the subject “Youth Climate Project”.
Thank you to all who continue to support our Food Bank!
Especially at this time of year as there are more in need. Thank you!
Donations can be made on the COFB website, and are always welcome.
Your help is very much appreciated!
ELCIC National and Synod Bishops invite prayers for all who are affected by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The National Church updates their news page here on the ELCIC website https://www.elcic.ca/
For accurate and up to date information on COVID-19 go to the Canadian Government's
or the US CDC site: https://www.cdc.gov/
Additionally, please see Pastor Patricia’s letter. Copies available on the door of church, or it can be read from our home page.
To stay updated with church events, please continue to check our website, blog, or our facebook page.
Please CLICK HERE to contact us to get on the weekly email list.
We are assessing the safety of in-house worship weekly as we move forward through this unprecedented time to determine when we will next gather together safely. The best way to stay up to date is to contact us to get on our weekly email list. You will then have the opportunity to register for in-house worship when it occurs.
If you would like to know who the helpers are each Sunday, they are mentioned on the individual Blog posts and YouTube video descriptions for each service.
It’s been great to hear your comments, suggestions, and offers of assistance with worship!
If you know of someone who may not be on our mailing list, or email list, please have them call or email the church office with their information if they wish to be included and updated.
Please share with your German speaking family and friends:
SUNDAY SERVICE – GERMAN TV on the Internet:
St. Mark’s Lutheran in Vancouver has invited us to join in with them for the summer. Here is the link to their website: http://www.stmarkschurch.ca/sermons.html and click on “Online Services” .
Auf Deutsch gibt es auch einige Möglichkeiten, z.B. bei
oder die regelmäßigen Gottendienste im ZDF, die auch später noch zu Verfügung stehen:
Shaw TV – Deutsche Welle – Sonntagsfrüh um 7Uhr.
To keep the church operational, we ask that you please continue with your offering. While we will do our best to cut costs, there are unfortunately certain expenses that are on-going and unchangeable. You may mail it in, call church office (Wednesday-Friday, 9am-noon) to confirm dropping it off, or if you would like to set up E-Transfer or Pre-Authorized giving, please let us know as we can assist you if needed.
We have also now registered with CanadaHelps.org as an alternative way to donate.
Thank you for your support!
Update from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR):
and you can follow CLWR on their Facebook page here:
Thank you for the donations thus far ~ the Landscaping Committee has filled in squares! There is now a sheet on that board for you to indicate the reason (memorial, commemoration, celebration, etc.) for your donations.
We look forward to welcoming you back at Christ Lutheran as soon as we are able!
Stay healthy. Blessings to you and yours!
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