Hello everyone,  

This week Sunday School starts up again, and choir is back in rehearsal tonight.  Life is back to normal!  

For the next few weeks, let’s fill the Food Bank basket with things that warm the insides – soup, stew, oatmeal, hot chocolate mix, etc.  

Reminders: ·       

Potluck lunch on January 20th – bring something to share and enjoy the fellowship.

 Our weekly healing ministry will have a break during Epiphany. No Healing Ministry from Jan. 6 to March 3. The ministry will resume March 10th, the beginning of Lent.   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

REGIONAL NEWS

MORE MYSTICS course

Mystics are people with vivid experience of God who can inspire our own spiritual journey today. We will look at the Spanish nun Teresa of Avila, the English poet and parish priest George Herbert, hymn-writer Charles Wesley, and Evangelical Reformer Katherine Schuetz-Zell.

Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton

$10 suggested donation for supplies.

Please register at [email protected]

Offered on four Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. (January 21 to February 11) at St. Clement's Anglican Church, 3400 Institute Rd, North Vancouver; and four Tuesday mornings beginning January 8th. February 12, February 26 and March 5th at St. Martin’s Anglican Church. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lutherans Connect - https://lclivingourfaith.blogspot.com/

Lutherans Connect is a site that provides seasonal devotions and can be found on Facebook and also on the link that I have included above.  This particular series for Epiphany includes passages from Pr Don’s Praying the Catechism with comments from Bishop Susan. Here is the explanation of Epiphany’s theme copied from their site:

Many of us would love to spend more time in spiritual practice than we do, but often find it hard to make space for it in the day-to-day challenges of our lives. As the hectic holiday season subsides, a new year can offer us a chance to make changes and deepen our commitment to what matters most. In the spirit of our seasonal devotional projects, Lutherans Connect invites you to journey with us through January and the first weeks of the season of Epiphany. As always, we will combine scripture with prayer, images, reflection and music.

This Epiphany our theme is Living Our Faith. In collaboration with Bishop Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, we will explore ways to renew our spiritual practice while deepening our experience of what it means to be disciples of Jesus.

In our Sunday readings between Epiphany and Lent we hear the stories of the life and ministry of Jesus, the events that flow from his baptism to his transfiguration. How can we be like the first-century followers of Jesus responding to these events in our own twenty-first century world? How can the waters of the baptism of Jesus flow through our own lives in building the realm of God?

Working with a single chapter of Scripture over twelve days and accompanied by excerpts from Praying the Catechism by Donald W. Johnson, LC† Living Our Faith will help us find ways to live our faith anew as disciples in a modern world.

Join us for twelve days as we Pray, Read, Worship and Love. And may the light of Epiphany guide us in living our faith now and always.

Enjoy,   Lin