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EPIPHANY – Devotion for January 6, 2021

Devotion for Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Lectionary Readings for the Epiphany of our Lord:     Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-15 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Collect: O God, by the leading of a star You made known Your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles. Lead us, who know You by faith, to enjoy in heaven the fullness of Your divine…

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Devotion for Thursday, December 31, 2020 Lectionary Readings for New Year’s Eve:        Isaiah 30:8-14 Psalm 90:1-12 Romans 8:31-39 Luke 12:35-40 Collect: Eternal God, we commit to Your mercy and forgiveness the year now ending and commend to Your blessing and love the times yet to come. In the new year, abide among us with Your Holy…

ADVENT 3 – Devotion for December 17, 2020

Here is the third and final Advent Devotion this year as next week you’ll be getting the sermons for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in your emails. This one is on a lesser sung hymn in our Advent section, “What Hope! An Eden Prophesied!” LSB 342. It reminds us that God’s plan for our…

ADVENT 2 – Devotion for December 10, 2020

A blessed second week of Advent to you all. I pray that my last devotion was helped you in your Advent preparation. As I mentioned last week, Advent is about preparing for the arrival of Jesus, and that preparation is twofold, preparing for his birth which we celebrate at Christmas, and also preparing for his…

Mission of the Month for DECEMBER 2020: Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada (LBTC)

Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada Inc. (LBTC) strives to spread God’s Word and grow His kingdom by identifying, recruiting, training, equipping, supporting and sustaining missionaries.  They work with local partners to translate God’s Word and make it accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts—their mother tongue. For…

ADVENT 1 – Devotion for December 3, 2020

A blessed Advent to all of you this first Thursday of Advent. I hope that this email finds you all well. The devotions this Advent season are going to be based on Advent hymns. The one below is based off of Hymn 348 in our Lutheran Service Book: “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns.”…

Mission of the Month for NOVEMBER 2020: Community Cupboard at Historic St. Paul’s

This program was established in response to increased visits from neighbours seeking assistance to meet their basic needs. Poverty continues to be a significant challenge in downtown Kitchener. Neighbourhood access to free food and warm clothing is key, since transportation is a major hurdle for low-income residents. The goal of the Community Cupboard at Historic…

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Devotion for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Lectionary Readings for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost:       Ezekiel 33:7-9 Psalm 32:1-7 Romans 13:1-10 Matthew 18:1-20 Collect: O God, from whom all good proceeds, grant to us, Your humble servants, Your holy inspiration, that we may set our minds on the tings that are right and, by Your merciful guiding,…