Ecumenical Prayer Service – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

UnityEcumenical Prayer Service in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 19, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Prince Albert
at 7pm. 

Reconciliation:
“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!

 

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Christmas and New Year at Messiah

Christmas play with children and youth in church in December 2016

Christmas play with children and youth in church in December 2016

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!

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Pictures from Messiah in December

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.

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Youth Christmas Party – the making of a Snowman

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Youth Christmas Party – the making of a Snowman

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Youth Christmas Party – the making of a Snowman

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Youth Christmas Party – the making of a Snowman

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Youth Christmas Party – the making of a Reindeer

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Youth Christmas Party – the making of a Reindeer

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Messiah Lutheran Women’s Christmas Party

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Messiah Lutheran Women’s Christmas Party

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Messiah Lutheran Women’s Christmas Party

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Messiah Lutheran Women’s Christmas Party

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Christmas play with children and youth in church

Christmas play with children and youth in church in December 2016

Christmas play with children and youth in church in December 2016

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Christmas play with children and youth in church

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Christmas play with children and youth in church

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Bible presentation to 3rd graders

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Children’s story

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Fourth Sunday in Advent – Sunday School Christmas Play

From last year's Christmas play

From last year’s Christmas play

You are invited to join us in church this last Sunday of Advent, December 18. The Sunday School children, with the assistance of youth, will do a Christmas play, and the rest of the service will follow the theme of Peace.

Come and celebrate Advent with us!

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Welcome to Canada!

We have wonderful news! The refugee family that we have been preparing to receive for a while now, is here! A family of 5 has arrived safely in Prince Albert and moved into the apartment that has been rented and prepared for them. Heartfelt thanks to the refugee committee who have worked hard to make everything ready in time, and also to everyone out there for their financial support, prayers and the giving of material items.

For over a year, congregations within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have been engaged in the ELCIC Reformation Challenge as one of the ways to mark the 2015-17 emphasis the church has been lifting up around the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The goal to sponsor 500 refugees has been achieved and we at Messiah are very happy to be a part of that achievement.

We welcome the Syrian family into our community – please remember them in your prayers as they start a new chapter in their lives.

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