Grace Lutheran Church, ELCIC
"Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith,
you are welcome in this place."
We are a Christ-centred community, who gather together to worship, pray, study and grow in faith.
As disciples of Jesus, moved by the Holy Spirit, we are called to share God's unconditional love, to be in God's mission for others.
ALL ARE INVITED to join us on this spiritual journey, to find meaning and purpose in life through the free gift of God's grace.
WE are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, whose members are from many nations, races, cultures, and religious-theological backgrounds.
WE gather - and we welcome YOU - with acceptance of each other regardless of marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental health, social class or economic status.
WE are a Christ-centered community who gathers to worship, pray, study, and grow in faith.
WE invite YOU to a relationship and partnership to grow in God's grace as a community striving to live out the love of Jesus the Christ and to be in mission with others for God's sake in today's world.
Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith, YOU are welcome in this place!
"Everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another" ......John 13:34
"Everyone is Beloved; Everyone Belongs"
We are a Reconciling in Christ Congregation
WORSHIP IN SEPTEMBER
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Sept 3 PENTECOST +13 Holy Communion
Rev. David Lefsrud
Sept 10 PENTECOST +14 Holy Communion
Rev. Jim Hill Presiding
Rev. Lenora Grauer Preaching
Sept 17 PENTECOST +15 Holy Communion
Rev. Ed Chell
Sept 24 PENTECOST +16 Holy Communion
Presiding: Rev. Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Members of Lutheran Church of the Cross will be joining us for worship.
MUSIC IN MISSION EVENT with ELCIC Bishop Susan Johnson
2.30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3783 Cedar Hill Rd. in Saanich.
On Sunday September 24, Lutheran Church of the Cross and Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Bishop, Rev. Susan Johnson for a special event, Music in Mission, The purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of scholarships for students participating in schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
Lutherans around the world are observing the 500th anniversary of the reformation begun by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther on October 31, 1517. In addition to his work as a church reformer, Martin Luther was a composer of church music. He was also a strong supporter of education for all people
At 2:30 pm, Bishop Johnson will present a special program of music at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3783 Cedar Hill Rd. in Saanich.
“During my stay in BC, I will be doing an event called Music in Mission,” National Bishop Susan Johnson said. “Without giving too much away, it will be a combination of speaking and singing, surrounding the theme Liberated by God’s Grace.” Prior to becoming an ordained Lutheran pastor, Bishop Johnson was a voice and music teacher in Coquitlam, BC.
“I am really excited for this upcoming trip,” she added. “Sunday afternoon should be a combination of both entertainment and information. I hope that people are able to walk away having learned a little bit more, but also feeling good about our church and the reformation anniversary.”
Both facilities are handicapped accessible.
Free will offerings at both the worship and the Music in Mission event will help fund scholarships for youth in Jordan and the Holy Land.
For more information contact Rev. Lyle McKenzie at Lutheran Church of the Cross - 250-477-6222 or
Rev. David Lefsrud at Grace Lutheran Church -250-383-5256
Lutherans In Canada
The Lutheran Church as a movement within Christendom is traditionally dated from October 31, 1517, the day Martin Luther posted 95 theses in Wittenberg, Germany, questioning some of the practice in the church of his day, particularly the sale of indulgences. The term “Lutheran” was first applied in a derogatory way to the followers of the 16th century reformer. Luther objected to the name for a different reason. He wanted them to retain only the identification “Christian”, but “Lutheran” has stuck – for more than 470 years.
With Bible, Catechism and Hymnbook packed among their belongings, Lutherans formed and important tributary to the stream of immigrants which poured into the New World. The winter of 1619 found a group of Danes, under Captain Jens Munck and with Captain Rasmus Jensen, conducting Lutheran worship services on the shores of Hudson’s Bay.
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