Hanging of the Green – December 2

This Sunday, December 2, we begin our Advent preparation for Christmas with a very special service called “The Hanging of the Green.” We will decorate the church with various Christmas decorations and reflect on how they can remind us of the true message of Christmas. People in our congregation will read scripture readings and also tell the story behind different decorations that we see everywhere during the Christmas season. Children and youth will help decorate the church and everyone is invited to bring ornaments for the Christmas tree. All the hymns in the service are in some way a reminder of the message of each ornament or decoration.

This service marks a wonderful beginning to Advent and hopefully gives us the spiritual encouragement we need to begin our preparation for Christmas. All are welcome!

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Lay Academy, November 17 and 24 – Pathways to Prayer

Dr. Faith Nostbakken

PATHWAYS TO PRAYER: Series One
November 17 and 24, 10:30 to 1pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, Prince Albert or join from home!

In our busy lives these days sometimes prayer can get pushed aside. But prayer is our calling to relationship with God. It is God’s gift to us and our response to God. We long for it.

We may wonder how should I pray? How can I stay faithful to it? What are its benefits? How can I know God really has heard my prayers?

Join Dr. Faith Nostbakken in-person and online from Edmonton for a guided tour to PATHWAYS TO PRAYER, Series 1.

We’ll look at what it means to meet God in prayer, how our personalities may influence the way we pray, what Scripture says about prayer, and above all, how we might spend time together in prayer itself.

We will also consider the treasure of the Psalms as the earliest prayer book of our tradition, one that can still be a rich guide and source of prayer for us today in its broad range of emotions from praise to lament.

Together let us grow in experiencing afresh out relationship with God.

Share in the journey of travelling PATHWAYS TO PRAYER.

FACILITATORS: Rev. Cam Harder (Nov. 17) Rev. Paul Sartison (Nov. 24)

For more information, online Registration and Payment see:

https://layacademy5.wixsite.com/elcicwla/prayer1

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! (click link)

Registration fees are $25 per session or $45 for the 2 dates.

10% discount for home attendees.

[For connection from your own home (limit of 30) all that is needed is wired internet connection, computer, speakers and microphone or phone. Instructions will be provided.]

Registration and payment at the door will also be available.

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Remembrance Day Supper, November 11, @ 4-6pm

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Messiah Women’s Fall Faire, October 27 @ 2-4pm

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CLAY Youth Service October 14

Messiah youth and leaders at Kakabeka Falls near Thunder Bay, ON.

Please join us and our youth at youth service on October 14. This past summer, 12 youth and 3 leaders from Messiah Lutheran Church went to Thunder Bay, Ontario, for a CLAY youth gathering (Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth). We travelled from Saskatoon to Thunder Bay on a bus, with stops in various interesting places. Then we spent 5 days in Thunder Bay with 800 other youth and leaders from all over Canada.

Come join us for worship on Sunday October 14 at 10:30am and hear all about the trip from our youth!

More information on the CLAY gathering and our worship service:

The theme of CLAY this year was THREADS. It pointed to the fact that stories are the diverse threads that God weaves together to form the tapestry of our lives. They can be ancient, personal, intimate, and can help us find meaning and purpose. We gather stories from each other and from our surroundings. At CLAY 2018, about 800 youth from across Canada came together at threads, where they learned how to discern their God-given stories.

In our CLAY youth service we will use the same theme as at the gathering; Threads, and listen to storytelling from the Bible and also each other. Our hope is that you get a little glimpse at what our youth experienced at CLAY and how the threads of stories they heard have been woven into the tapestry of their own story.

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