All Are Welcome!
If there is a Pastoral Emergency, please call the office: 250-860-2447, as messages are checked regularly.
Reminder: 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.
Our worship time is at 10:00am until further notice.
Please see schedule below.
Please note, as we transition to worshipping together:
- We ask that you continue to wear a mask, as not everyone is fully vaccinated.
- Registration is not required, but we still ask that waivers for worship (valid from June 1-December 31, 2021) be completed and signed by each attendee.
- The Waiver Form and letter from our Covid-19 Safety Committee are available to read and download from the links below.
- If you need a printed hard copy, they are in the envelope on the door of the church.
All Saints Sunday Services
Sunday, November 7th in English - 10:00 a.m.
Gedenktag der Entschlafenen
Sunday, November 14th in German - 10Uhr
(Für die Übertragung oder das Video bitte HIER klicken)
Sunday, November 21st 10:00 Reign of Christ – in English
Sunday, November 28th 10Uhr 1. Advent – in German
Sunday, December 5th 10:00 – Advent 2 – in English
Sunday, December 12th 10:00 – 3. Advent – in German
Sunday, December 19th 10:00 – Advent 4 – in English
Online services will continue if we have a film crew, and are either recorded to be posted on our YouTube channel, or live streamed Sunday morning.
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!
Blessings and Love to you and your “circle”! Remember – Be kind, be calm, and stay safe!
Learning Day - Nov. 18th & BC Synod Convention Lay Delegate Report
Highly recommended for all church members:
November 18th, 7:00-8:30pm -
Learning Day Follow Up for those who missed it or want to further explore the ‘Liminal Season’ we are in as a church community in transition, and what it means for us as a church moving forward.
Sue Palmer, our Lay Delegate, has written a convention report, which includes The Learning Day:
How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going (on pg.9); Sue's report (pdf file) can be found HERE.
The BC Synod Convention was recorded, those videos are accessible via the BC Synod YouTube Channel HERE.
The Bulletin of Reports and list of elected BC Synod Council Members can be found HERE.
Tuesday, November 9 - Gospel Mission Lunch Preparation –we have enough for this month, thank you!
Upcoming dates: Tuesday, December 7 and Tuesday, January 11; please contact the church if you would like to be on rotation for either one of those.
Tuesday, November 9 – 7:00 p.m. - CELC Women (formerly WCL) BIBLE STUDY and Business Meeting.
We will be meeting in the worship space to allow more space for distancing. If you wish to join via zoom, please contact the church for the link.
Thursday, November 11th – no formal Remembrance Day parades being held; please remember to pause at 11:00 a.m. to honour and reflect.
We appreciate you letting us know if you wish to renew your subscription, start, or cancel. Price including tax is $19.50 – with our Congregational rate; this is a savings of $13.50!
The deadline is December 5th. Please make your cheque out to Christ Lutheran Church.
More information here: https://canadalutheran.ca/
Adventsfeier: An Adventsfeier is tentatively being planned for Sunday, December 12th in the afternoon, Covid regulations permitting. If you would like to be part of the planning or would like to participate, please speak to Pastor Patricia.
We will have a cookie sale after church on Sunday, November 28th (German) and Sunday, December 5th (English) to raise funds for new window coverings in the Board Room and Narthex. If you would like to bake, or help out, please contact the church office.
The 2022 Inspirational Calendars have arrived and are available at the church office during office hours, or at our next in-house worship.
Consider giving a gift that does not need to be shipped, picked up or wrapped through CLWR Gifts from the Heart – ranging in size and amount from flocks of chickens and pairs of goats, to seed packets and tools for a garden, technical training, solar panels and much, much more.
See the following for details:
Pastoral Care while you are in hospital – Please note that restrictions on pastoral visiting at KGH have been eased. If you are in hospital, it is permissible for Pastor Patricia to visit you – Provided you or someone you designate lets her know that you are in and would like a visit, and the sooner you call, the better.
TO: All members of BC Synod Council, all Rostered Ministers, all Congregations
FROM: The Secretary of the BC Synod
DATE: October 20, 2021
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021
As required by the Bylaws (please refer below to the quoted text), the Synod Council calls the Annual General Meeting of the BC Synod for 2021.
It will be held Saturday November 27, 2021 at 10AM on the Zoom online platform.
Anyone who holds membership in a congregation of the BC Synod may vote.
For the Love of Creation (https://fortheloveofcreation.ca/) has released a new resource called Self-Care as Creation Care.
It takes the form of a contemplative journal. It is written and compiled by Anna Bigland-Pritchard, who is a vocal artist, pedagogue, arts administrator, and expressive arts therapy student.
Stronger Together Youth Leadership On-Line Conference
November 18-20, 2021
Join in and hear the voices of our young people and youth leaders.
There is no cost to this event.
Sign up HERE:
Please note - Registration, at this time, is no longer required, but we continue to collect waivers for worship (valid from June 1-December 31, 2021), which must be completed and signed by each attendee. If you need a printed hard copy, they are in the envelope on the door of the church.
The form is available to read and download on our website here:
- We will continue to need volunteers every Sunday for: ushers, sound people, assistants, lectors, bell ringers, etc.
- And if we are to film and post the services, we will need people for: PowerPoint, camera, technical, transportation of equipment, etc.
- Training is provided, and people can assist as much or as little as they are available.
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.
Please remember to share these updates with your household, extended family members, friends, and especially those who do not have email.
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.
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.
We(specifically Pastor Patricia and Pastor Brian) are in the Castanet News!
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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