“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers & sisters of mine, you did for me”.—Jesus (Matt 25:40)
This Christmas what if, instead of more, routine presents under the tree, families in first-world countries were to focus on gifts for those in dire need of essentials? What an example we would set for our children to teach them how a $20 toy in Canada could, instead, be therapeutic food for 10 children suffering from malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. How a simple Hygiene Kit means the world to refugees and internally displaced people without basic toiletries and bandages. How $50 worth of seeds can help grow an entire garden so a family can support themselves & learn the essentials of crop rotation and soil conservation!
The Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s Gifts from the Heart catalog provides meaningful and tangible gifts that will share God’s love with the world. No matter which gift you choose, the gifts you give will save & change lives. Fund a project today!
1. Pick up a magazine in our foyer & select a project!
2. Give to a project by visiting: www.clwr.org/GFTH or calling 1.800.661.2597
Ladies, join us for a merry evening of revealing our secret prayer sisters and prepping our Congregational Christmas Card!
Ladies may bring gifts for the homeless (Mustard Seed) such as socks, mittens, toques, scarves, toiletries, sweaters etc. Please note more needed items listed on the bulletin board in the foyer.
“We will gladly take your donations of Christmas baking to share with the friends at Abby Road for whom baking is a challenge. We are aiming for 30 dozen Christmas cookies for December 9th to share. If you are willing to donate some baking, please contact me.” - Susan Cole
Please join us in ministering to our friends at Abby Road. Abby Road is a local co-operative for those with special care needs &
disabilities. We will be distributing our Christmas banking, enjoying carols & fellowship. This is a meaningful time for all involved and a great opportunity to share Christ’s love in a practical way this Christmas. Meet up at: 10950 - 82 Avenue, Edmonton.
Calling all-ages Youth & College & Career: Time to get our Christmas Cheer on!
Dress warm for a winter evening hangout!
- 5-6pm: Ice Skating, Hawrelak Park
- 6pm: Food Court Supper, South Gate Mall
- 7:30pm: STEVE BELL Concert, All Saints Anglican Church (*concert cost is $20)
For more info, contact our Director of Youth & Family Ministries, Jason Wiwad:
On November 11, Remembrance Day, observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of those who have fallen in the service of their country.
In light of Remembrance Day, both the LIME Training Session & Abby Road Service have been moved to 10:30am the following Saturday on November 18th.
Sun. Nov 5: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS & ALL SAINTS DAY
(fall back an hour, and so, we gain an hour! Hurray!)
This Sunday we will be celebrating “All saints - All souls.”
To this end there will be an opportunity to place a picture of a departed loved one on a table near the front and light a memorial candle in order to signify the hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus.
If you wish to take part in this, please bring along a picture with a standing frame.
Experience a traditional Scandinavian evening of delicious food, & great entertainment, all in support of Hastings!
Tickets: $45 for adults, $20 for kids 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the camp office: 780-662-2557 or www.hastingslake.com
Location: At the Ryley Hall in Ryley, AB. Doors open at 3:30 & Suppers at 4:30pm
This retreat is a chance to get together with our NALC churches for a fun weekend at Hastings. The cost is $50 and please let Jason Wiwad, our Director of Youth & Fam, know ASAP if you are planning to attend.
It is an All-Ages event and we will have activities for everyone.
Registration forms are on the foyer table. Keep posted to Jason's mailouts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
For those interested, Calvary is hosting the Pharmacy on 34 Clinic during the coffee time after the service. Flu shot vaccinations will be available in the upper auditorium. Please be sure to add your name to the foyer table list and bring your Alberta Health Card for verification.
Topic: Luther's Reformation: 500 Years Later, Why it Flunked & Needs to be Reformed
In celebrating the 500th year of the Reformation, St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church is holding a Reformation event on October 28 with an internationally acclaimed theologian and speaker, Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto, the author of several books including The Fabricated Luther and the Triumph of the Absurd: A reporter's love for the abandoned people of Vietnam.
On Saturday, October 28, at 9am we will meet with our speaker
beginning with worship and three sessions during morning and afternoon, closing with worship that afternoon. We invite all congregations and individuals in the area interested in the Lutheran Reformation and Martin Luther to come and join us for a wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Siemon-Netto in his charming manner and deeply informed style of presentation. There will be a freewill offering taken during worship.
9:15am Morning Prayer
10am Session One "A Blessing in the Past"
11:15am Session Two
"Betrayed by Modernity and Post-Modernity"
2:15pm Session Three
"A Unique Promise for Today and Tomorrow"
4:30pm Closing of event and farewell to our speaker
Bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas with a gift-filled shoe box and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Boxes are at the back of church on the foyer table. Take a brochure as it tells you how to pack a shoe box gift with a Label to attach to box specifying “boy” or “girl” and what age- range. Use the envelope in the brochure to place your cheque of $7.00 to help cover project costs of shipping.
Please return boxes by Sun, Nov. 19
As you are packing your box, pray for the child who will receive your special gift. If you have any questions contact Ileen Brower, 780 484 5258.
"A sign-up sheet with needed menu items is now available. Please think about volunteering. This is our opportunity as a body of believers to serve those in need in our community. We have had bigger crowds than we used to have. I find preparing food, serving and visiting with those less-fortunate than us very rewarding. The supper is at 6pm at Trinity Evangelical Luthran Church so we should be there by 5-5:15pm to prepare the food. Any questions, please see me.” - Laura Turcotte
Feel like you're just scratching the surface with the Bible? Monday Nights at 7pm dig deeper into the context and culture in which old and new Biblical texts were written. Join us and Pastor Karl in the boardroom for an exciting excavation of God's Word!
Special Speaker: Darcy Albers. Join us in welcoming Darcy, Laura & their children back from their ministry in Pakistan.
Gifts Donated to:
Canadian Lutheran Bible Institution
Hastings Lake Lutheran Bible Camp
World Mission Prayer League
Mustard Seed Ministry (Neighbour Centre)
JR/SR High Sunday School:
“We will be starting our JR/SR High Sunday School on Sunday, October 15th where we will start to look at the Foundations of Christian Doctrine. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!”
– Jason Wiwad, Director of Youth & Family Ministries
Dr. Archie Durward Marzolf
Feb 6, 1926 – Oct 6, 2017
Sat. October 14, 2pm at Calvary
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Archie of Edmonton Alberta, passed away on Oct 7th after a brief battle with cancer.
Archie Durward Marzolf is described as a kind and most gentle man, who was active in his church and the community. He was born son of Amye and Michael in Central Butte Saskatchewan. At 17 years of age Archie began teaching and became appointed principal at the early age of 20.
The majority of Archie’s 28 teaching years were with the Edmonton Public School System. He was on the board of many organizations including: Calvary Lutheran Church, the Good Samaritan Society, Teachers Credit Union, Camrose Lutheran College, etc.
After retiring from teaching, Archie joined the Alberta Government Department of Education, taught university courses at the Camrose Lutheran College and then served as an Educational Consultant in Singapore. (A career of 48 years in the education field.)
Archie leaves behind his wife Evelyn of 64 years; children Lorna Gaunt (Beau & Tove, Melissa, Luke); Doreen Babin husband Mark (Tasha & Adam, Jayd, Syriess & Austin, Mitch, Eric & Pam, Scott & Kayla); Dale Marzolf wife Elaine (Louise & Darby, (great grandson Branson Ritchie), Brock, Thomas); Debbie Lenton husband Peter; his sister Gorda Seymore; his sisters in law Dorothy and Irene Marzolf and numerous nieces andnephews.
A quick wit and quiet, good natured humour brightened all of our lives and many pleasant and happy memories will always be cherished and revisited. He put others before himself and was always the pillar of any community he was associated with.
There will be grave side internment at the Brooks Cemetery, on Monday Oct 16th at 11:00. John Theiss officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to CLBI or the Unviersity of Alberta Augustana Campus. Thank you to Dr. Dhunnoo and all the staff at Riverbend Revera.
Dr. Archie Durward Marzolf
Feb 6, 1926 – Oct 6, 2017
Visitation: Fri. October 13, 7pm at Calvary
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to CLBI or UofA Augustana Campus. Thank you to Dr. Dhunnoo and all the staff at Riverbend Revera.*Please enter church parking lot from 108 St. as 76 Ave. is closed for construction*
Calvary Jr/Sr High Youth and College&Careers are invited to the Edmonton Corn Maze with Barrhead and other NALC churches.
Cost will be $10 per person and we will meet at Calvary at 6pm and head to the maze. If you are interested in going please let Jason know: email@example.com