We gather for worship on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, who for millennia have lived, worked, and played upon these lands and paddled the waters of the Salish Sea. We give thanks for the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam peoples and their stewardship of these lands. With the Creator’s guidance we commit to caring for this earth in ways that bring respect, reconciliation, healing, and wholeness to the peoples, land, waters, air, vegetation, and all creatures.
We welcome people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. We welcome everyone regardless of social, economic or relationship status; and regardless of physical, mental, or spiritual condition. We are wheel-chair accessible and have single stall bathrooms. We are a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation and connected to Lutherans Concerned - North America.
September 30th 2023 is the third time Canada will mark a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It was chosen to fall on Orange Shirt Day, a grassroots commemoration marked by the wearing of Orange Shirts remembering the children forced to leave their families and attend residential schools. View the video below and listen to Phyliss Webstad's story to learn more of the meaning of this day and why it is important for us to commemorate it and lament the colonial legacy of residential schools in Canada.
In order to minimize transmission, we ask that you stay home if you feel unwell. We respect each person's decision regarding the wearing of masks. We continue to have sanitizing stations at the entrances to our building. We encourage everyone who qualifies to keep their COVID-19 vaccinations up to date. Vaccines, including boosters, remain the best way to protect against severe disease, hospitalization and death. They may also help prevent long-term complications from COVID-19 infection.
We have a large sanctuary space that provides enough space for everyone to spread out.