Monday, November 17, 2008

A Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ontario

The City of Hamilton's recognition of the anniversary. St. John's will be having a bazaar to raise funds for its many good works that it does to help not only the community but also in other parts of the world. It will be Nov. 22, 2008 in the church hall. Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
All welcome to come and taste good German baking, quality knitted or crocheted goods and other interesting things to buy. A good lunch can be purchased for $5.50 if one wishes to eat heartily.

For more information, please "google" St. John's Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ontario.
This is a plaque in recognition of the 50th anniversary of St. Johannes Kirche (St. John's Church)

This certificate is in acknowledgement of the outreach programme of St. John's to street people and people on assistance. Church folk assist with this programme by making sandwiches, bringing in gently used clothing and in various other ways. McMaster University nursing students participate with their learned skills and are an integral part of the outreach programme.

One of the wall hangings in the church in the German language.

A shot of part of the altar. The flowers usually are donated in memory of loved ones.

This is a shot about half an hour before the English service started. Note the beauty of the middle of the alter area. It was painted by a German lady who had to return to Germany to be recognized as a painter. It is a very beautiful and restful image.

Pastor Frank Bahr is bilingual (German and English) and is new at St. John's. He and his wife, Pastor Astrid Schlueter are originally from Germany.

This is the front entrance to the church and the church hall. It is at Wilson and Hughson Streets in Downtown Hamilton.

This church's congregation is both German and English speaking. On a Sunday, it holds two services.

It is a warm and welcoming church where people are made to feel welcome.

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