This Wednesday, March 1, on Ash Wednesday, we invite you to join us for our annual sausage and pancake supper at Messiah. Instead of having the supper on Shrove Tuesday, it will take place on Ash Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm. There’s no cost but free will donations are appreciated. You are also invited to join us for our first Lenten service that same evening at 7pm. The services will then continue every Wednesday at 7pm this Lenten season.
The months leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017 afford our church the unique and timely opportunity to think about how best we might participate in God’s mission in our contemporary context. We can take some time to be a little introspective about how we are doing and how we might want to change or adapt to new realities. Ecclesia semper reformanda est. The church is ever reforming.
In March 215, the ELCIC National Church Council asked the Faith, Order and Doctrine Committee to work on the topic of Orders of Ministry. This project includes both a study guide for the whole church and a white paper of theological issues to be used as a guide for NCC reflection and decisions and in the ELCIC’s dialogue with ecumenical partners in the future. The white paper will be delivered to NCC in the fall of 2017 and will focus on the whole church’s diakonia with a special attention to diaconal ministry.
Congregations within the ELCIC have been invited to go through this study in the year leading up to our Reformation celebration. The material has been provided for and will be distributed to participants in the weeks before the study begins. Here at Messiah we will use four Wednesdays in January and February 2017 for the study, beginning on January 25th. Everyone is invited to join us. Through this study will will have an opportunity to explore and reflect on forms of ministry in the church, on how the church advances God’s mission in the world, and on diakonia, the baptismal vocation we all share.
January 19, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Prince Albert
“The Love Of Christ Compels Us.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-20
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation, the theme: “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) has been chosen. The materials for the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has two accents: reflection upon the main concerns of the churches marked by Martin Luther’s Reformation and secondly recognizing the pain of the subsequent deep divisions which afflicted the unity of the Church. In selecting this theme, it is viewed as an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation.
Come and join us for a night of prayer – all are welcome!
It’s that time of year again. Christmas is coming and with it all the joys of Christmas. It is a time of God showing his great love for us, a time of healing and renewed strength, when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.
Come and celebrate Christmas and New Year with us at Messiah. Services are as follow:
Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm.
Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion at 10:30am.
New Year’s Worship Service on January 1 with Holy Communion at 10:30am.
May the beautiful holiday lights, parties, shopping and the exhausting rush of these days not distract us from the true meaning of what Christmas really is — and can be.
Merry Christmas to all!
December is a month filled with songs, joy and lots of laughter in church. Here are a few pictures of children, youth and adults at various gatherings and services in the days leading up to Christmas.