Hello Everyone    

Pastor Matthew Senf is available for pastoral care emergencies while Pastor Vida is away over the next few days until Nov. 19.  

In the event of an emergency, please contact the office or a member of the Church Council (if the office is closed) if you need to get in touch with Pastor Matthew.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

December 1st – First Sunday in Advent. Groovin’ Grandmas perform following the service.    

Save the date: Our next potluck and birthday celebration for those born in November and December will be on December 8th.  We will have a special Advent Service consisting of hymns and readings (no sermon) followed by a potluck lunch where we will celebrate the November and December birthdays. There will also be an advent craft for everyone to make.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   "We would like to post a few pictures of Pastor Larry's Recognition Tea on the Church's webpage and/or Facebook. Please email Shelley at the office if you do not want your picture posted."   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Pandora’s Vox and Espiritu welcome you to join us at a very special 30th Anniversary Christmas Concert. , “ Only Joy Aloud “

There are 3 performances, Friday December 6th @ 8pm , Saturday Dec 7th matinee @ 2pm and evening @7:30pm. Tickets are 38$ for Adults and 18$ for children 12 and under. You may purchase tickets online from the Kay Meek Box Office or directly from Dawn Saunders 604-929-2432 / email [email protected] .

Hope to see you at the show!  Thanks, Dawn  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ NEWS FROM November E-Communique Living Our Faith 

You are invited to join ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson in a new four-year emphasis on Living our Faith, as together we pray, read, worship and love. This year we focus on prayer. Since the beginning of September, the ELCIC has been posting weekly prayer reflections on social media from individuals across on the church. Once a month an in-depth reflection is also shared. September's in-depth reflection featured Deacon Dr. Faith Nostbakken (praying with Scripture using imagination), while October features Sherry Coman (praying together online). These reflections can be found here.

KAIROS    

KAIROS’ priorities for Canada’s 43rd Parliament Canadians have elected a minority government. Collaboration is critical for the survival of Canada’s 43rd Parliament and is urgently needed to appropriately address mounting and systemic issues. Indigenous rights and wellbeing, the climate crisis, migrant justice, and support and protection for women peace builders and human rights defenders are pressing issues that are not going away. Action is required now more than ever. KAIROS urges all elected officials to work together to address these matters and recognize where and how they intersect.   

Canadian Lutheran World Relief Gifts from the Heart

CLWR's annual gift catalogue is available now. Gifts from the Heart is full of thoughtful and creative gifts that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Bring joy to your loved ones and change the lives of people around the world this Christmas. Watch for a copy soon at church or in your mailbox, or start spreading joy today by visiting CLWR online!

Reconciled Relationships "Refugees Welcome" public opinion campaign T

his social media initiative seeks to promote respect for the dignity of refugees and vulnerable migrants, to encourage thoughtful discussion on complex issues related to migration, and to recognize that there are many legitimate perspectives. More information can be found here. #RefugeesWelcome +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++    

See you on Sunday  

Peace, Lin