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Every Sunday at 11am in English or at 9:30am in German.
Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday, is a deliberate attempt to come to terms with our mortality, our sin, and the transitoriness of our lives and world. Most of us would rather forget the fact that we are dust. Perhaps by keeping busy we try to avoid thinking about it. Lent is a time to pause, a chance to remember who we are and be marked with the symbol of hope and new life, the cross.
In our Lenten Services on Wednesdays between now and Easter, we will gather around the cross for prayer, song, scripture and meditation, creating a space for encountering Jesus on the way to Jerusalem, the cross and the resurrection, and to experience ourselves as daughters and sons of God, beloved beyond life and death. It’s a chance for us to slow down, to “fast from fast living”, to let the dust of our whirlwind life settle, to “be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46).
Lenten Services run from Wednesday, March 12 until April 9th, for 20 minutes at 7 pm in the chancel of our sanctuary.
March 16, 12:45pm: “Truth and Reconciliation: What it means for all Canadians”
Trinity Lutheran Church Social Justice Committee invites you to
LUNCH AND LEARN
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR ALL CANADIANS
Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 12:45 to 3:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church (10014-81 Ave)
Featuring: The Blanket Exercise – an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians were never taught. An intergenerational event. Facilitator: Harold Roscher, Chaplain, Edmonton Native Healing Center
There were more residential schools in Alberta than in any other province. For 116 years, thousands of Aboriginal children in Alberta were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. Canada’s attempt to wipe out Aboriginal cultures failed. It left an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples and to create new relationships.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION HEARINGS
Alberta National Event March 27-30 Shaw Conference Centre
Be a witness. Participate in this historic event. Volunteer. Free to everyone.
For more information on the many events see the website: www.trc.ca/websites/alberta/index.php?p=766