2nd Sunday in Advent Sermon – December 10/17

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Happening this week…

Tuesday, December 12 – 11am – Plymouth Cordage service and luncheon

Thursday, December 14 – 6pm – St. Matthew’s dinner at the Rex Hotel – details here

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Family Christmas Eve Service – December 24th @ 10:30am

On Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 a.m. we are having a Family Christmas Eve service. We would love for our children and youth to participate by either wearing costumes, or narrating the Christmas story. If you would like to participate, please meet with Pastor Jukka after the service on Sunday, December 17 to assign roles.  If you cannot attend on that day, please contact the office and we will make sure you are included. There will also be a practice on Saturday, December 23 at 10:00 a.m.

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Christ The King Photos Added

Click here to view the recent photos from Christ the King Sunday Luncheon on November 26th

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1st Sunday in Advent Sermon – December 3/17

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See the video of the lighting of the 1st Advent Candle

 Happening this week…

Tuesday, December 5 – noon – Ladies’ Christmas potluck luncheon and program

Thursday, December 7 – 11am – Anglican/Lutheran service and lunch, at Holy Trinity. More info here

Sunday, December 10 – 7pm – Christmas service of “Lessons and Carols” at Holy Trinity, 77 Division St., Welland – more details here



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Christ the King Sunday Sermon – November 26/17

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Death of Church Member – Edith Rominger

ROMINGER, Edith Rosalie (nee Pietz) – At the Hamilton General Hospital, Edith Rosalie (Pietz) Rominger entered into Heaven’s Gates on Sunday, November 26, 2017, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry (1988). Survived by her daughter Carolyn Ort (Les), her son Len Rominger and her brother Allan Pietz. Also survived by her grandchildren Nancy Ort (Isaac Phillips), Julie Reniewick (John), Phil Rominger (Jodie Lane), Daniel Rominger (Derrick Amiss) and her great-grandchildren, Kyle Roberts, Erin Roberts (Travis Sheldrake) Tiffany Roberts (Bradley Wells) and Ryan Middleton.

Edith, together with her brother, Allan, owned and operated Sunnyside Dairy in Welland for 39 years. She was a faithful member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Her family meant everything to her. She loved family gatherings, and was our biggest cheerleader when it came to watching us play soccer, baseball and curling. Friends are invited to call at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland on Tuesday, November 28th from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 29th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Pastor Jukka Saarinen will conduct the funeral service from St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 57 Griffith Street, Welland on Thursday, November 30th at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Overholt Cemetery, Bethel.

Memorial donations, in memory of Edith may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Welland or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences available at http://www.cudneyfuneralhome.com

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Death of Church Member – Jeanette Funk

FUNK, (Mary) Jeanette – Our beloved mother, grandmother and aunt left us to dance with the angels on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 in her 88th year. Reunited with her late husband and favourite dance partner, Robert Funk (Welland), Jeanette was greeted at the gates of heaven by her loving parents, Anna and Peter Hucic (Welland), her beautiful, fun-loving sisters and their husbands, Kathleen (Katie) and Jack Ballantyne (Welland), Slava and Anthony (Tony) Kristich (Amherst, NY) and her brother and sister-in-law, John and Violet Hucic (St. Louis, MO). Jeanette will forever dance in the hearts of her daughters, Ana Lorraine Stirling (Randy, St. Anns) and Melanie Funk Laskaris (Pete, Caistor Centre) and her niece, Karon Morehead (Clayton, Port Colborne). Memories of her laughter, wisdom, and lovable expressions will be fondly remembered by the grandchildren she treasured- Kyle and Ryan Stirling and Tim, Hope and George Laskaris. She will be sadly missed by her nephew, Tom Kristich (Cindi, Croton-on-Hudson, NY), her godson Jim Funk (Sarah, Welland), niece Linda Laquerre (Clem, Wainfleet), sister-in-law Margaret Funk and great-niece Allison Morehead (Derek Walker, Toronto). Her memory will be held dear by the youngest members of her family, Max and Dylan Kristich (NY) and Eloise and Liliane Walker (Toronto). Friends and family will remember Jeanette for her years of service with Dr. H.O. Singer (Welland) and as an administrator/owner of Robert H. Funk Ltd. and Lindel Investments. We will always admire her kind, gentle nature, and amazing artistic talents. Jeanette’s paintings, quilting, and knitting, shared with all of us, are reminders of her passion for creating beauty. A world of thanks goes to Dr. Goswami for being both her compassionate physician and family friend for many years. Prayers and thoughts from Pastor Jukka Saarinen of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church were of great comfort to both Jeanette and her family. Thanks also go to the Plymouth Cordage Retirement Residence staff who provided a home away from home for Jeanette. She often spoke with love and affection for them and the friends she met at the Cordage. Thanks to the staff of the Welland Hospital who made Jeanette’s final days comfortable, allowing her family to surround her with the love and support she deserved. A family celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017, PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME , 2000 Merrittville Hwy, Thorold, in the chapel at 2 pm. Donations will be thankfully accepted for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and the Canadian Diabetes Association. www.pleasantviewcemetery.ca13229854

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