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Blessing of God’s Creatures Great and Small

Posted on: September 28th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

We will share a blessing for pets and animals on Sunday, Oct 2nd. You are invited to bring a photo, drawing, or item that belongs to your beloved four-legged family member. Or perhaps your pet does not have any legs at all, but rather fins and scales.

Kids, bring a picture of your pet or favourite animal to show Pastor Ed during the puppet message!

At this service, we will also lament the many creatures that are now extinct, pray for those creatures that are in danger of becoming extinct, have lost their habitats and food sources, or suffer because of climate change and deforestation. 

Join us for worship Sundays at 10:30 am in person at 22 Willow St. or by livestream on YouTube.

Trillium Generations

Posted on: September 20th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Please consider joining us this Wednesday as we gather for good food and peer fellowship at Trillium Lutheran Church at 22 Willow St, Waterloo.  We will be gathering all ages each Wednesday through the fall. Not sure what to expect?  Contact Nathan at nathan@trilliumwaterloo.ca.

Welcome Back

Posted on: September 14th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

After a restful summer it is good to have many of our church ministries resuming. The choir was back Sept. 11 and the worship band returns Sept. 18. The Quilting Group and Knitting Circle are meeting again Monday and Thursday mornings respectively. The Wednesday night Generations program resumes on Sept. 21. Contact the church office for more information about any of our programs.

Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10:30 am in person or by livestream on YouTube. All are welcome.

Volunteer Fair!

Posted on: September 7th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

In September, communities host a variety of fairs and so will we. We are planning for a volunteer fair where folks actively involved in our ministries will be present to answer any questions you have. And to encourage you by their own witness! Come, be curious, ask questions, and get excited. Trillium’s Volunteer Fair will be this Sunday, September 11th after worship.

Outdoor Kairos Blanket Exercise

Posted on: July 5th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Now is the time to get signed up for July 27, 2022 Outdoor Kairos Blanket Exercise from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at 22 Willow. This is a unique visual and engaging activity that teaches the story of Settler and Indigenous peoples together on Turtle Island.

Following the Blanket Exercise, youth are invited to stay for an hour long outdoor guitar/uke jam from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm with guest musician, James Wilson. James works with Music of the Spirit at Six Nations.

The entire event will run from 7 pm to 9:30pm at Trillium Church 22 Willow St, Waterloo. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite. This event is family friendly and youth are encouraged to attend. Check out  featherandcross.org for more details. Rain date will be Thursday July 28, 2022.

Celebrating Community Ministry

Posted on: June 1st, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

The Community Ministry Program sponsored by Calvary Memorial United Church and Trillium Lutheran Church is celebrating 25 years of supporting those in the corners of our society. In recognition of this milestone, you are invited to a casual celebration on Saturday, June 4, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Come by to celebrate with others by renewing former friendships, enjoying a lite meal, and hearing guest speakers Mark Willcock, Community Engagement Coordinator for Indwell here in Waterloo Region, and John Neufeld, Executive Director of House of Friendship.

Generations

Posted on: April 22nd, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Join our Trillium community on Wednesdays (April 20 to June 8) from 5 pm to 7:30 pm as we gather for a meal, faith formation, fellowship and contemplative vespers.  All are welcome. Contact the church office for more information.

Welcome Statement

Posted on: April 14th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

On March 27, 2022 we adopted the following Welcome Statement created by our youth and confirmation class.

All are welcome. We understand all of creation to be beloved by God. We believe God’s unconditional love extends to all people, and we strive to embody gender and racial equity. We embrace all those who have ever felt excluded by the Church because of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, economic circumstance, or family status.

As followers of Christ, all members of Trillium Lutheran church are compelled by the Gospel to seek reconciliation and wholeness in a world that is, at times, an unloving place. In response to the overwhelming love of God, we stand in awe of the wideness of God’s mercy. Therefore, rejoicing in God’s abundant grace, we extend a welcome to all. Whether you are two-spirited, gay, straight, queer, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, cisgender, intersex, questioning, gender fluid, asexual, pansexual, or an ally; whatever your country of origin or ancestry; whether you are a believer, a doubter or a seeker; in Christ’s love, we welcome you.

Even so we express an open invitation to all, we recognize that we are on a journey toward solidarity with communities beyond our own. We cannot claim to full understand the experience of others. In particular, we lift up the experiences of Indigenous communities who have been victims of violence at the hands of the colonial state which often deployed Christian institutions to enact assimilationist policies, forced displacement, and genocide. We also validate the wisdom and spiritual experience of faith communities outside of the Christian church. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we co-conspire with those within and beyond our community to usher in God’s kingdom of justice and peace.

We are also taking steps to become designated as a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation.

Holy Week Services

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Please join us in person or via live-stream for our Holy Week Services.

Maundy Thursday Service: April 14, 7 pm in person in the sanctuary & livestreamed

Good Friday Service: April 15, 10:30 am in person in the sanctuary & livestreamed

Easter Sunday Worship: April 17, 10:30 am in person & via livestream

To join livestream worship services go to trillium lutheran church waterloo ontario – YouTube and click on the LIVE NOW button when it appears, usually not more than 5 minutes before the service is scheduled to begin.