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Newsletter & Calendar - March 2019







Pastor's Message- March 2019

Church Office Hours: (271-4721

“Look into the Face of Christ”

 

Dear Friends in Christ:

We are now entering the Season of Lent in the Church Year.   It will last for 6 weeks, during which time we will be led into the Word of God and by the Word of God, to prepare our hearts and minds for the soul-wrenching story of the culmination of God’s efforts to save us all through the life, death and resurrection of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ.  The story of salvation becomes real as we see Jesus being led, battered and beaten to the Cross of Calvary and then experience with the women and the disciples His glorious resurrection from the dead on the third day…the first Easter Sunday morning!  

 

Below is a very meaningful devotion by Tim Larson that I believe will help us in our Lenten journey with Jesus and His disciples this year.

 

Tim Larson, Executive Director, Outreach for Hope, Milwaukee, WI

 

“The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand.” (Amos 7:7)

 

“Construction workers use a plumb line to line up walls, corners, and sides in construction. If the plumb line is used as the building progresses it insures the builder of a true-line as he proceeds step by step.

Lent provides us with a plumb line for evaluating our life from day to day. Lent gives us the special opportunity to line up our life on the life of Christ as it was lived in daily experiences. Sacrifices, love, patience under trial, and compassion are all exemplified in the life of Christ. These set the standard for us.

 

We can compare our life to an automobile. They sometimes need a tune-up. Plugs may become fouled, brake pads become worn, pistons grow sluggish. Performance becomes poor. The car may be essentially good, but if it is to perform well it needs a tune-up from time to time.

 

If we are not as grateful to God for His mercies and blessings as we should be, or if our thinking has become clouded by material things – then we need a spiritual tune-up. Without a tune-up we cannot respond to the still, small voice of Him who speaks not in the whirlwind, but in the silence of our soul. Lent offers us a forty-day period for us to look at a new point of reference: to line up our lives and sharpen our direction. And to look into the face of Christ and find new hope and courage.”

 

Tim Larson, I believe picks up in a concise way, the way in which our life is impacted by the Lenten Season.  For it is a time for self-evaluation and introspection.   When we see our lives in the light of the events of the Lenten season in Jesus’ life, we are brought to sincere repentance as we realize our short-comings and our need for the Saviour in our lives.  But more importantly, as the author indicates, Lent forces us to look into the face of Christ and see once again, His suffering on our behalf, His death on the cross on our behalf, His resurrection as the first-fruits of us all.  For it is in Christ’s work that God gives us “new hope and courage” to face whatever future lies ahead for us.              



God bless you in this Lenten Season,    Rev. Bill Ney, Vacancy Pastor

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



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MARCH 2019 CALENDAR

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PHONE: 519-271-4721

 

FAX: 519-271-1188

 

EMAIL: office@stpeterstratford.ca

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

9:00am-1:00pm

Monday- Friday

 

 

 

 

 

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Transfiguration Sunday

 

8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class

 

10:00am: WORSHIP SERVICE

 

 

 

 

7:30pm: Al-Anon

 

 

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

9:00am: Quilting & Mat Weaving

10:00am Kiwanis Club

1:30pm Lively Lutherans

7:00 pm Everyone His Witness

 

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

 

6:30pm: Choir

 

7:30pm ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

 

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

 

1:00pm: Al-Anon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daylight Savings Time Begins

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11

12

13

14

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16

1st   Sunday in Lent

 

8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class

 

10:00am: WORSHIP SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

7:30pm: Al-Anon

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

9:00am: Quilting & Mat Weaving

10:00am Kiwanis Club

7:00 pm Everyone His Witness

 

 

6:30pm: Choir

 

7:30pm LENTEN VESPERS

 

 

9:00am Circuit Pastors’ (Winkel), Wartburg

 

1:00pm: Al-Anon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

18

19

20

21

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23

2nd Sunday in Lent

St. Patrick’s Day

8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class

 

10:00am: WORSHIP SERVICE

Social Hour Following (Seminary Student Josh Timm)

 

 

 

 

7:30pm: Al-Anon

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

9:00am: Quilting & Mat Weaving

10:00am Kiwanis Club

2:00pm Hillside Service

7:00 pm Everyone His Witness

 

1:00 pm LWML-C Meeting

6:30pm: Choir

 

7:30pm LENTEN VESPERS

 

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

1:00pm: Al-Anon

7:00pm: Church Council

 

 

 

Newsletter Deadline

 

 

 

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25

26

27

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30

3rd Sunday in Lent

 

8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class

 

10:00am: WORSHIP SERVICE

Baptism

 

HOLY WEEK…

 

7:30pm: Al-Anon

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

9:00am: Quilting & Mat Weaving

10:00am Kiwanis Club

7:00 pm Everyone His Witness

 

 

 

6:30pm: Choir

 

7:30pm LENTEN VESPERS

 

 

Rev.Ney in office

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

9:30am Mary-Martha

 

1:00pm: Al-Anon

 

 

 

 

31

4th Sunday in Lent

 

8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class

 

10:00am: WORSHIP SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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