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Happy Labour Day

Happy Labour Day to all our neighbours in Kitchener-Waterloo! To all students at University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier and Conestoga College, welcome to K-W if you are new and we hope your first week of studies goes well. If you would like a ride to Grace this Sunday or any Sunday we’d love to help […]

Easter

“Christ is arisen! He is arisen indeed! Alleluia.” Christians greet one another with these words during the festival of Easter, as we celebrate the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus three days after He was crucified and died. Jesus gained the victory over our last enemy, namely death, and because He is risen, we too shall […]

Lenten Mid-Week Sermon Series

A few weeks back I noticed a book with an intriguing title, “The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther Against the Idol of Me, Myself and I.”  The book is written by Michael Lockwood and published by Concordia Publishing House.  The back flap of the book notes that in the West we have not given enough thought […]

Advent, a time of waiting

Dear Reader, Advent is a season of waiting and preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ the Son of God and Saviour of the world. As such, advent is a counter-cultural event. These days society is not very good at waiting. I noticed this year in the retail sphere the “Black Friday” […]

Dealing with Anger

As I was going through my seminary notes today in preparation for Sunday’s sermon looking for some of my notes on the gift of the Holy Spirit by Rev. Dr. John Kleinig (a retired Lutheran professor from Australia who taught me for a semester in Canada) I found this small nugget of Dr. Kleinig’s on […]

House Blessing for New Victoria Common Neighbours

Dear New Neighbours, On behalf of Grace Lutheran Church welcome to the neighbourhood!  It’s great to see so many of you moving into your new town homes.  We’ve been praying for you and hope your move has been a smooth one.  If we haven’t got a chance to meet you yet we hope to do […]

A Pastoral Letter on Marriage for the Young

Dear Readers, The following is a beautiful pastoral letter on marriage meant for young adults from the bishop of our sister church in Germany, the Independent Evangelical Church in Germany.  Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt’s short letter (translated into English) is an encouragement for young people to marry and have a family.  It touches on other marriage-related subjects as […]