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St. Luke's Zion Lutheran Church
2903 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Phone: (204) 339-0412
Fax: (204) 339-0412
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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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Inspired by the congregational pledge made in the service of Holy Baptism (see page 228, EvLW), we will be including names of those baptized at St. Luke's Zion in our monthly newsletters. 

We hope this will be a reminder to lift them up in prayer, wherever they may be in their faith-walk. 

The following were baptized in the month of February in previous years: 

Madison T.

Madison S.

Tyson C.  

Ben S.

Brendyn K.           

Neveah T.



Please remember in your prayers our shut-in’s in long term care:

Phyllis A. – Concordia Place

Helen B. – Holy Family Nursing Home

Laura G. - Red River Place, Selkirk

Agnes J. – Middlechurch Home

Irene K. - River Park Gardens

Anna M. – Fred Douglas Lodge

Mary M. – Luther Home

Elfrieda S. - Luther Home

Doreen S. - Luther Home

Alice V. – Middlechurch Home 


OUR SYMPATHIES AND PRAYERS are with the Magnuson family & friends as they mourn the loss of Richard Magnuson who passed away on January 27, 2018, in Surrey, B.C.

Plans for a memorial service in Winnipeg for Ingrid Magnuson scheduled for Feb. 8th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church has been rescheduled.  
A memorial service for Ingrid and Richard Magnuson will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (637 Buckingham Rd.)  on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.




Will fall on February 14th this year; the worship service will be held at Abundant Life Lutheran Church (3486 Raleigh St., E. St. Paul, MB)

at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!



Wednesdays include a soup & bread supper at

6:00 p.m. with a guest speaker, followed by Holden Evening Prayer at approximately 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Meeting Our Neighbours”.

(February 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st)



This year, we will have our Maundy Thursday service at St. Francis Anglican Church (253 Burrin Ave.).  We will be joining the congregations from St. Francis Anglican, St. John’s Presbyterian and Kildonan United churches.



March 29th – Maundy Thursday

March 30th – Good Friday

April 1st – Easter Sunday

*More details to follow



The annual general meeting for St. Luke’s Zion will be held on Sunday, February 25th following worship and lunch (cold pot-luck). Everyone is welcome to attend!

Annual reports will be available Sunday, February 11th.



2018 St. Luke’s Got Talent & Pancake Lunch:

Scheduled for ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­March 11th


The Sunday School & Youth will be working together on March 11th following Worship.

The Youth will host a Pancake Lunch Fundraiser and the Sunday School will be hosting the annual

St. Luke’s Zion’s Got Talent – Ice Cream Social.

We invite you all to join us for Lunch!

Following lunch you are all invited to stay and support our talented performers as they share their gifts with us.

Everyone is welcome to come on out & cheer or. . . Sign-up yourself and share your talent with us...

singing, playing a musical instrument, writing/reciting poetry or even tell us your own stories, crafts, cooking, baking, photography etc. 

Possibilities are endless!!!

**Great Fellowship, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Photo Booth, Great FUN for everyone…

help us make this event successful…join us!!!!

Donations are welcomed and appreciated:

We are accepting any donations you may have for the silent auction & door prizes.

Please see Joanne Janzen, Sharon Appler or Betty Gunn for more information and to answer any questions you may have. Thank You! SLZ Sunday School.

A BIG Thank You to those who have been donating items throughout the year for our silent auction.


Sunday School Easter Message:

Scheduled for April 15th and will be presented during Worship with a Luncheon or Buffet following.

Hosted by the Sunday School. Watch for details! 



Feb. 3rd to 4th – Curling Funspiel retreat in Starbuck

Feb. 6th – 6:30-8:00 p.m.-Confirmation Funday/SPLC February 11th - Pancake Lunch at SPLC

Feb.18th – 5:00 p.m. – Pancake Church at ALLC

Feb.22nd - Feb. 25th - CLAY - theme development weekend hosted at SPLC February 25th - CLAY sneak pre-view  Service at SPLC



The Youth will be traveling to Starbuck, MB next weekend. If anyone would happen to have any curling equipment they could lend to our Youth for this event it would be very much appreciated.

Please let Lisa van Dijk know before this coming Friday, Feb. 2nd.   Thank you!



Supper at 5:00 p.m. at Abundant Life on Sun. Feb 18th   All are welcome!
Free will offering
Contemporary service at 6:00


CLAY sneak pre-view service at SPLC

(band, drama & speaker)

Feb.25th at 10:30 a.m.  

All are welcome!
Youth lunch and scavenger hunt after service


*CLAY 2018 - Save the Date! 

The planning team is happy to announce the dates for CLAY 2018 in Thunder Bay, ON. Lutheran and Anglican youth from across Canada are invited to meet in Thunder Bay from August 15th – 19th, 2018.

It is sure to be an amazing time! Watch for more details over the new few months.



Jan. 30th - regular class time at SLZ

Feb. 6th - Confirmation Funday at SPLC

Feb. 13th - Shrove Tuesday - no class

Feb. 14th - Ash Wednesday worship service at ALLC (3486 Raleigh St., E. St. Paul, MB)

*Tuesday classes will begin again after Easter.



To date five sponsorships, 13 people in total, are still in process by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  This includes the Syrian family of three that Grace Lutheran Church will fully sponsor through NEST.

Upcoming NEST Events:

*Next General Meeting will be held February 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church (211 Kimberly Avenue).

*February 24th, 2018 – Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, at the Applebee’s on Regent.

Tickets will be available soon.

~ Thank You  Dorothy Handkamer



By the grace of God and the call of the church, Elisabeth Lynn Janke will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament on Sunday, February 18th, 2018, 3:00-5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 400 Rouge Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Bishop Elaine Sauer, MNO Synod, presiding
the Reverend Kathy Martin, Assisting Minister
the Reverend Joe Natwick preaching

Reception to follow

Lisa has accepted a call as Co-Executive Director to Shalom Hill Farm in Windom, Minnesota.

Once ordained, she will be transferred to the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in order to serve as a minister in this setting and surrounding community.

Keep Lisa in your prayers as she enters ordained ministry in our church!



Diaconal Sunday:

Sunday, February 25th is Diaconal Sunday, the day the ELCIC celebrates the witness expressed through service (diakonia). Through our baptism all Christians are called to share God's word and to serve our neighbours in Christ's name. It is also a day to recognize and give thanks to God for the men and women who serve in official calls as deacons in our church.

Monthly Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
On the 24th of each month, you are invited to pray for Christian communities in Palestine and Israel, for all those who are suffering in the Holy Land, for Palestinians and Israelis, and for peace in the Middle East and the world.



Mark your calendars for the next
MNO Synod Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba  

April 26th – 28th, 2018 


LAY DELEGATES will soon be elected for both the MNO Synod Convention in April and for the 2019 ELCIC National Convention. 

If you are interested in being a delegate, please speak to Pastor Lynne or to a member of council.


Synod News pages in the Canada Lutheran:

We would love to hear stories from around the synod! If you have stories and or pictures to share, please send them to Thank you    

~Joanne Janzen (MNO Synod section editor)



Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross. (560 Arlington Avenue)



January 2018 News from your Ministry Manager

     Happy New Year! The extreme cold has been hard on those who walk everywhere.  Attendance was down over the week before Christmas and through the week after New Year’s due to weather conditions.   Christmas: We had a wonderful worship service on December 24th led by Pastor Barry Bence, and a full turkey, potatoes, stuffing with all the trimmings lunch.  Everyone left carrying gifts! Additional Blessings: I don’t want to single anyone out by name and create embarrassment – the Urban received 100 gift bags from a family and their extended family; and also gifts for everyone from our landlord. The Urban filled gift bags as well (150, including over 50 for children) and these were made possible by: the knitters who ensured that every bag held a toque, scarf and mitts; a youth donating his Christmas money and raising more from his congregation for the Urban in honour of his wonderful Grandma - and then buying winter jackets, toys and toiletries for the Urban Christmas; three youth groups donating boxes of cookies for the children’s bags; a business owner of the Jewish faith donating the money for Christmas candy; and many new items donated that were put into the Urban gift bags.   And I could go on. There were gifts for all and also for those who missed Sunday but attended the following Wednesday and Thursday.  

     The Shoebox Project for Shelters, supported by Dream Manitoba Chapter: Urban women have also received shoeboxes of lovely items from the Shoebox Project.   Handbags for Hope: The Urban was also so fortunate to receive handbags for all of the women in our Urban community (each filled with personal items) from the Handbags for Hope Project. Struggles: I always marvel at the tenacity of so many who trudge through the snow and icy streets to get here.  Many who sit at our tables struggle with physical disabilities and/or mental health disabilities, live in substandard housing, apartments or rooming houses/group homes and have worries associated with those factors.   Sharing Circles: Due to many deaths within immediate families in the past 6 months, grief has continued to be a recurring topic at the Co-ed Sharing Circle on Thursdays.  Many have commented on the benefit of listening, speaking and feeling heard.  The Wednesday Women’s Sharing has grown in size and many issues relating to women are covered.  The Men’s Sharing Circles continue to be lively discussions of a huge variety of topics! 

     The Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film has been released!!  This film was made possible by an ACTS of the MNO Synod grant and the Urban is so grateful for the opportunity to bring the Urban to you.  We are hoping that you will enjoy having a peak into typical Lutheran Urban Ministry days, worship, meals, sharing circles and some of the events of 2017. Produced by Rick Scherger of Fate Communications, we feel that the heart and soul of the Urban has been captured (12 minutes long). or through Youtube: 

     Thank you to the meal teams who ensure that no one leaves the Urban hungry.  Our website calendar shows available dates for meal teams:  Please contact me: for additional information or to add your meal team to the calendar.

Kind regards, 

Rhonda Gorham

Ministry Manager Lutheran Urban Ministry   


2018 Winter Needs:

Needs:  blankets/sheets/pillows, sleeping bags for the homeless; towels; facecloths; regular socks/underwear (for men, women, children); diapers (sizes 4 & 5); baby wipes; shampoos; socks; toilet paper; sanitary pads/ tampons; men's disposable razors; deodorant; toothbrushes; toothpaste; jackets/coats any size with all buttons and/or working zippers (particularly men's lge or extra-lge); slippers (handmade or otherwise); used backpacks (especially for adults - any condition as long as the zippers work) always welcomed. 

Need for Emergency Food at the Urban: Pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, egg noodles, Side Kicks, rice); pasta sauce, pork and beans, canned meat (salmon, tuna, ham, Klik or Spam, ravioli, zoodles); instant noodles (beef, chicken, mama noodles); cereal; soups (vegetable, chicken noodle, Campbell's chunky soups); Kraft Dinner; peanut butter; jams; regular tea bags (ex. Red Rose), crackers; cookies; juice boxes. 

Also needed:

plastic grocery bags; empty margarine/yogurt containers.

Coffee for the coffee urn and tea are welcomed donations as the coffee urn and tea pots are always

on here for those who attend! 

Please contact  for drop off times.  Thanks so much. 



Items for the March newsletter can be given to Joanne Janzen or emailed to  

or by February 21st.

Thank you!



The 17th annual Winnipeg Seedy Saturday will be held on February 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Canadian Mennonite University (500 Shaftesbury Blvd, in the Great Hall). Entrance will be by donation.

Regardless of whether you are a farmer, avid gardener, less-than-mediocre plant tender, or just interested in food security, this gathering is for you! Heritage, local, and open-pollinated seed varieties will be available for sale or trade and free workshops throughout the afternoon will provide a chance to gain skills and knowledge around seed saving and growing on the prairies.

It may be cold now, but spring is just around the corner and for gardeners that means the beginning of a new season of planning, planting, tending, harvesting, and preserving. While there is much to think about, it all begins with a seed.

For more information see poster and information sheet on bulletin board.




Camp Manager - Term Position

See bulletin board for more information.



Secretary for Youth - Location: Geneva, Switzerland. Candidates for this position require an endorsement from an LWF member church. See bulletin board for more information. Closing date: February 15th, 2018



Beginning in 2018, a volunteer is needed to look after the yard work at the church (cutting grass, trimming, etc.).  Speak to a member of council or Pastor Lynne if you are interested.


Palliative Manitoba – 2018 Grief Seminars:

Cropo Funeral Chapel

1442 Main Street, Winnipeg 7 – 8:00 pm – Tuesdays

Feb.13th - When a Child Dies

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

4000 Portage Avenue 12 – 1:00 pm – Tuesdays

Feb. 27th – Self-Care isn’t Selfish







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