A Friendly Reminder that the Food Bank bin in the narthex is awaiting your contributions of non-perishable food and personal care items.
Of particular need at this time are:
Boost, Canned Fish/Meats (e.g. tuna, ham, turkey), Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, Canned or Dry Soups, Mac & Cheese, Meals in a Can (e.g. Pork n’ Beans or Stew), Pasta Sauces, Pasta/Rice/Dried Beans, Baby Basics – Formula, Baby Food, Diapers & Wipes, new unwrapped gifts and toys, new back packs, school supplies, hygiene items & toiletries.
Donations via your envelope or the COFB website are always welcome.
Your help is very much appreciated!
FRIENDS starts up date is THIS Friday, September 13th, at 6:30pm, please contact the church for location and more information. Newcomers welcome!
NEW HORIZONS SENIORS will not meet this Wednesday; their next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, October 23rd – the fourth Thursday of the month.
We welcome Pastor Brian Krushel, newly arrived from Barriere-Clearwater. Pastor Brian’s installation will be held at Faith Lutheran, 250 Gibbs Road W., on Friday, September 20th, at 7:00 p.m.
All are invited to attend!
Good Samaritan Society - Spirituality & Wholeness Workshop:
“Restoration for the Restorers - Caring for Those who Care” with Anna Madsen, PhD
Friday, September 20, 8:30am- 3:30pm at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road
International Day of Prayer for Peace - Annually on September 21, the World Council of Churches calls people to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. Established by the United Nations in 1981, “Peace Day” is an opportunity for everyone to promote peace personally, politically, and communally. Take a moment that day to pray for world peace.
Calling on artists of all ages…Do you like to draw?
We are looking for individuals who would like to submit drawings that reflect their faith or their interpretation of Bible texts to be used as bulletin covers for the coming year. Please contact the church office.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY – Monday, September 30th
As you may be aware, Indigenous children were removed from their homes and families for over one hundred years and sent to residential schools where they were not allowed to speak their languages or take part in any of their cultural activities. The children suffered hunger, physical, mental and sexual abuse, and and even death. The last school closed in 1996 yet the effects these schools had will be felt for many generations by survivors and their families. In solidarity with this reality, Canadians are invited to wear orange on September 30th. More information is on the bulletin board, and in the BC Teachers’ Federation educational booklet found at: https://bctf.ca/HiddenHistory/eBook.pdf
‘Veggie Potluck’ – Monday, September 30th from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Please bring an item to share: whole foods plant-based, oil and nut-free if possible, or please label clearly. Mixed greens and fresh fruit are always welcome if you are new at this.
CHIP Info Session Sunday, September 22 at 7pm and Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm, at Kelowna Lifestyle Center, 1130 Springfield Rd. for more information please see the window by the office or call 250-764-8638
Nametags – are welcoming to guests, a reminder of who they spoke to, as well as helpful to those of us who are name-challenged.
Please sign up on the sheet by the little church, and please place $10 into your offering envelope marking “nametag” on the special line.
Did you or someone you know come to Canada sponsored by CLWR?
The Rev. Dr. Karen Achtelstetter, Executive Director of CLWR will be visiting Kelowna on Wednesday, October 16th and would like to meet you over lunch at Christ Lutheran.
Please RSVP at the Church Office.
Welcome to worship this Sunday!
Thank you for sharing your Sunday morning with us!
A special welcome to our visitors! You are all invited to share in Holy Communion. There are wafers, (wheat or rice), and wine in the common cup or individual glasses. There is white grape juice in individual glasses as well. You may stand or kneel at the altar rail, as you prefer. If you seek a blessing only, please indicate by crossing your hands on your chest. Kindly return to your seat by the side aisle. Thank you! “All who seek God and are drawn to Christ are welcome to receive communion. All are welcome, no one is excluded. All are welcome, no one is obligated."
Einen gesegneten Sonntag!
Herzlich Willkommen zu unserem Gottesdienst, und an alle, die uns heute besuchen. Schreiben Sie sich bitte in unser Gästebuch ein! Wir feiern heute das Heilige Abendmahl – alle sind dazu herzlich eingeladen. Es gibt auch weissen Traubensaft in einigen der kleinen Gläser, für diejenigen, die den Wein nicht vertragen. “Alle sind eingeladen, niemand soll ausgeschlossen sein. Alle sind eingeladen, niemand soll gezwungen sein.“
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2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3J2
In case of Pastoral Emergency, please call the church office and leave a message. Thank you!
Afternoon appointments can be made by contacting the church.
The office will be closed Tuesdays through the summer, starting June 25th.