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Pastor Peter Kuhnert and worship assistant at seminary, Black History Month celebration, February 2013
On Sunday, June 9th, Maranatha Lutheran congregation, with Pastor Peter Kuhnert, will join St. Philip congregation for a joint service. In recognition of the two congregations sharing the space on 236 Woodhaven Road in Kitchener, we will celebrate this first Sunday together.
We expect to share in various celebrations throughout the year, their congregation in some of our activities and we in celebrations that they organize, such as the Black History celebration that Pastor Rick Pryce, minister of St. Philip, and members of St. Philip council and others joined in February (as shown in link below).
From that point on, the St. Philip building will house both ministries. St. Philip worship service and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 am and Maranatha beginning their worship at 11:00 am. Each congregation will maintain its own identity, and we are excited for this new partnership.
photo, C. Wilker
photos of Black History month by Sylma Fletcher, used by permission.
Think of the things you can be thankful for, whether it’s having clean water or a roof over your head. Maybe it’s the support of others that allowed you to achieve something you never thought you’d be able to accomplish. Perhaps it’s thankfulness for the beautiful creation or the faithful love of a spouse or the caring of a best friend. Today count your blessings.
Here’s a video of Ali Matthew’s song Counting Your Blessings. Go ahead and count yours. Name them too.
The program and favours for Tea and Tales by Carol Leigh Wehking and Brenda Byers, storytellers from Baden Storytellers’ Guild
Brenda and Carol Leigh, the storytellers, at the Wired-up Pug Cafe and Bistro, Cambridge, Ontario
A celebration of World Storytelling Day, an international storytelling day for telling stories in many places.
Saturday Snapshots, hosted by At Home With Books. Go there to see more pictures and post your link. Photos you or a family member have taken. Keep them clean and appropriate for all eyes.
Photos on this blog are by C. Wilker, unless otherwise noted.
This week at the Waterloo Region Museum many have experienced the Circus theme: Science Under the Big Top. Planning it for February to May was a smart move on the Museum’s part since March Break was in the middle. It gave families something special to do on the March Break.
Staff told me when I arrived, as storyteller for the day, that one thousand people had already come that day. That was Tuesday. Indeed the theatre filled soon after a staff member announced storytelling time. Eager children awaited the stories, and parents, grandparents and group leaders with a band of children there for a day camp. They participated in the stories that called for actions, and they listened until it was time to move again.
On Wednesday I took a preschooler to the museum. Many activities had been designed for school-age children, but there were activities that even a preschooler could engage in with some assistance.
We read a circus story in the dress-up area and tried on clown hats and shoes. I thought we might stay there a little longer, but there was so much more to see… and hear
What’s behind the curtain? We didn’t find out since there was a group of people around it.
We’re looking down through an upper story glass window.
acrobatics in the air
Walk the high wire (wearing a harness, of course)
Granddaughter wanted to try this, to get dressed for it, but there was no harness small enough.
By pushing buttons and pressing pedals, we could put a circus movie on the screen, complete with music.
We had fun with this one, even seeing a lion tamer at work.
Shooting a ball from the cannon–a combined effort
We enjoyed this activity as well.
What’s holding up the train? Peepholes to look through.
Though no animals were to be found, except on video, it was like being at the circus, with the music, activity and excitement. And soon all good things makes a young one tired and so we concluded our visit with a treat from the concession stand out in the foyer, and we looked out the window at the engine in the village.
You can see more photos of the activities at the museum website.
Photos on this blog are the copyright of C. Wilker.