Mission:
To be an engaged community of Jesus, energized to intentionally share the light of God throughout our daily living.

Statement of Welcome

“Here at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cambridge, all are truly welcome. We welcome all who Jesus would welcome: this means Everyone. Regardless of who you are or how you are, YOU are welcome here. We affirm and bless loving relationships, and ordination of those called by the Holy Spirit, regardless of sexual orientation, race, colour, social standing, or other factors that might cause prejudice beyond our walls.”

 

 St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the official webpage of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cambridge, ON.

We invite you to visit with us in person or make contact with us. We are a Christian community of the Lutheran tradition.

Sunday worship services with Holy Communion are held at 10:00 AM year-round.

We welcome all!!

 

 Compassion is what motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and ourselves…. Would you like to learn more about how to be the most compassionate person towards others AND yourself? Plan to join us for the 2nd Annual Many Faces of Compassion   https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion    Zentangle:  Join Barb Robbins, a certified Zentangle® Instructor as we learn and experience this easy to learn technique that will calm our busy minds. Those attending Many Faces of Compassion will hear Barb's journey to healing after the death of her only son and will create their own Zentangle® piece. To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/zentangle   A Totally Free, Life-Changing and Trans-formative Experience…Volunteering! Doing something for others and expressing gratitude along the way is a wonderful gift you can not only give that other person but a gift you can give yourself. Learn about the health and healing power of volunteerism. Whether you have a couple of hours or an entire day; whether or not you think your special skills are well...special, the value of every gift of time and talent you can gift to others is immeasurable. The sense of accomplishment you receive in return just makes it even more worthwhile! To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion   When There are No Words: Have you ever found yourself wondering what you could possibly say to some who has suffered a loss or heard the words we all hope never to hear? While everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time, the one thing we all share is the need to know others care. In this session you will gain ideas on how to show compassion to others along life’s toughest journeys. To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion   Death Cafe: We have been successfully running Death Cafes for an entire year now! Back by popular demand is our next event. What is a Death Cafe? A chance, in a comfortable ~ compassionate environment to come together and discuss our thoughts, feelings, fears and perspective(s) about dying a death Oh and eat really yummy treats. To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion   Death Doulas ~ Bringing Dying Back Home: Death Doulas play an important role in supporting someone’s decision to die in whatever place they call home. A relatively new movement in Canada, these professionally trained Compassionate Caregivers help both the person dying and their loved ones to make the most out of their remaining time together. Find out how. To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion     It takes a Village: Just as it takes a village to raise a child, that village is equally important to support each other at the end of our lives. In this session we are going to discuss the state of palliative care in our country and how we can work together to ensure compassion is available to anyone diagnosed with a life limiting or terminal illness. Find out how the Home Hospice village makes sure no one walks the journey alone. To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion    The Threshold Choir:  We sing in three part harmony, a cappella in a hushed lullaby voice to those who are in palliative care. At Many Faces of Compassion we will be highlighting our songs of support, gratitude, nurture, grace, love and peace. To learn more about our entire event visit  https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/threshold-choir

Compassion is what motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and ourselves…. Would you like to learn more about how to be the most compassionate person towards others AND yourself? Plan to join us for the 2nd Annual Many Faces of Compassion

https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion

Zentangle: Join Barb Robbins, a certified Zentangle® Instructor as we learn and experience this easy to learn technique that will calm our busy minds. Those attending Many Faces of Compassion will hear Barb's journey to healing after the death of her only son and will create their own Zentangle® piece. To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/zentangle

A Totally Free, Life-Changing and Trans-formative Experience…Volunteering! Doing something for others and expressing gratitude along the way is a wonderful gift you can not only give that other person but a gift you can give yourself. Learn about the health and healing power of volunteerism. Whether you have a couple of hours or an entire day; whether or not you think your special skills are well...special, the value of every gift of time and talent you can gift to others is immeasurable. The sense of accomplishment you receive in return just makes it even more worthwhile! To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion

When There are No Words: Have you ever found yourself wondering what you could possibly say to some who has suffered a loss or heard the words we all hope never to hear? While everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time, the one thing we all share is the need to know others care. In this session you will gain ideas on how to show compassion to others along life’s toughest journeys. To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion

Death Cafe: We have been successfully running Death Cafes for an entire year now! Back by popular demand is our next event. What is a Death Cafe? A chance, in a comfortable ~ compassionate environment to come together and discuss our thoughts, feelings, fears and perspective(s) about dying a death Oh and eat really yummy treats. To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion

Death Doulas ~ Bringing Dying Back Home: Death Doulas play an important role in supporting someone’s decision to die in whatever place they call home. A relatively new movement in Canada, these professionally trained Compassionate Caregivers help both the person dying and their loved ones to make the most out of their remaining time together. Find out how. To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion

It takes a Village: Just as it takes a village to raise a child, that village is equally important to support each other at the end of our lives. In this session we are going to discuss the state of palliative care in our country and how we can work together to ensure compassion is available to anyone diagnosed with a life limiting or terminal illness. Find out how the Home Hospice village makes sure no one walks the journey alone. To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/many-faces-of-compassion

The Threshold Choir: We sing in three part harmony, a cappella in a hushed lullaby voice to those who are in palliative care. At Many Faces of Compassion we will be highlighting our songs of support, gratitude, nurture, grace, love and peace. To learn more about our entire event visit https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/threshold-choir

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 Our annual dramatic reading of Charles Dickens'  'A Christmas Carol'  was held Friday December 8th. Our readers, Left to Right: Kimberly Strassburger, Bishop Michael J. Pryse, Hon. Karen Redman, Eugenia Schatz, and Rev. David Malina.

Our annual dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was held Friday December 8th. Our readers, Left to Right: Kimberly Strassburger, Bishop Michael J. Pryse, Hon. Karen Redman, Eugenia Schatz, and Rev. David Malina.

 Music for the dramatic reading of Charles Dickens'  'A Christmas Carol'  was provided by our own Music Director Bradley Moggach and the Grand River Brass Quintet.

Music for the dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was provided by our own Music Director Bradley Moggach and the Grand River Brass Quintet.

 Mixed Barbershop Quartet, Ripple Effect were special guests of the Twin City Harmonizers on Sunday December 3rd.

Mixed Barbershop Quartet, Ripple Effect were special guests of the Twin City Harmonizers on Sunday December 3rd.

 The Twin City Harmonizers presented a Christmas concert on Sunday December 3rd.

The Twin City Harmonizers presented a Christmas concert on Sunday December 3rd.

A muskrat rescue by one of our St. Peter's families!

 At St. Peter's, Cambridge, we can assist you with your donations to this urgent relief effort. Stop in to the church or call 519-653-4721.

At St. Peter's, Cambridge, we can assist you with your donations to this urgent relief effort. Stop in to the church or call 519-653-4721.

 Easter 2016

Easter 2016

 Our Lenten Journey

Our Lenten Journey

 Christmas Day, 2015

Christmas Day, 2015

A Christmas Carol

On Friday December 11th, St. Peter's hosted it's 6th annual dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. Our readers featured Bill Inkol, Rev. David Malina, Eugenia Schatz, Bishop Michael J. Pryse, and Gary McLaren. Music was provided by our own Music Director Bradley Moggach as well as the wonderful sound of the Grand River Brass Quintet.

 Our wonderful readers and our host for the evening, Left to right: Rev. David Malina; Region of Waterloo Councillor, Karl Kiefer; Eastern Synod Bishop Michael J. Pryse; Eugenia Schatz; Gary McLaren; and Bill Inkol.

Our wonderful readers and our host for the evening, Left to right: Rev. David Malina; Region of Waterloo Councillor, Karl Kiefer; Eastern Synod Bishop Michael J. Pryse; Eugenia Schatz; Gary McLaren; and Bill Inkol.

 Grand River Brass Quartet

Grand River Brass Quartet

 This morning we paid honour and tribute to the lives that were lost to racial violence in Charleston, South Carolina. We offered prayers for the victims and their families as well as prayers for the perpetrator of the crime and his family. We took our lead from the families of the victims who offered swift forgiveness to the shooter and decided we could do no less. This is the small visual memorial created by Pastor Janaki that stayed in place throughout the service. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

This morning we paid honour and tribute to the lives that were lost to racial violence in Charleston, South Carolina. We offered prayers for the victims and their families as well as prayers for the perpetrator of the crime and his family. We took our lead from the families of the victims who offered swift forgiveness to the shooter and decided we could do no less. This is the small visual memorial created by Pastor Janaki that stayed in place throughout the service. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

 A day of celebration as Pastor Janaki Bandara was installed as our new pastor at St. Peter's, Cambridge! Thanks be to God!

A day of celebration as Pastor Janaki Bandara was installed as our new pastor at St. Peter's, Cambridge! Thanks be to God!

 An amazing concert Friday night at St. Peter's, Cambridge. Inshallah and Mino Ode Kwewak N'gamowak (Good Hearted Women Singers) presented Singing Together on the Path to Reconciliation. It was a fantastic event!

An amazing concert Friday night at St. Peter's, Cambridge. Inshallah and Mino Ode Kwewak N'gamowak (Good Hearted Women Singers) presented Singing Together on the Path to Reconciliation. It was a fantastic event!

 Easter Sunday 2014

Easter Sunday 2014

 Stained glass windows at St. Peter's illustrating the journey of Jesus to the cross.

Stained glass windows at St. Peter's illustrating the journey of Jesus to the cross.

 Our new pastor, Rev. Janaki Bandara with, L to R Rev. Stephen Scheidt, Father Norm Casey, and Bishop Michael Pryse. Thanks be to God!

Our new pastor, Rev. Janaki Bandara with, L to R Rev. Stephen Scheidt, Father Norm Casey, and Bishop Michael Pryse. Thanks be to God!

With thanks to God, we at St. Peter's, Cambridge are delighted to announce that seminary graduate Janaki Bandara has accepted the call we extended to be the next pastor of our community of faith. Janaki will be ordained on Sunday March 1st, 4:00 PM at Mt. Zion, Waterloo. Please keep Janaki and the people of St. Peter's, Cambridge in your prayers!
May God bless the next part of our journey together in ministry! Thanks be to God!

On Sunday January 25th at a congregational meeting following the worship service, we at St. Peter's, Cambridge voted to extend a call to our next pastor. The vote was an incredible 97% in favour! Hope to have good news to share soon! Please keep us all in your prayers.

 Merry Christmas from everyone at St. Peter's!

Merry Christmas from everyone at St. Peter's!

 We celebrated the first use of our new white paraments on Christ the King Sunday. They were blessed on All Saints Sunday after a nearly two-year process of searching, selecting, and ordering this new set of white paraments.

We celebrated the first use of our new white paraments on Christ the King Sunday. They were blessed on All Saints Sunday after a nearly two-year process of searching, selecting, and ordering this new set of white paraments.

 This is the pulpit parament.

This is the pulpit parament.

 This is the lectern parament.

This is the lectern parament.

 This is the altar parament.

This is the altar parament.

 Pastor Stephen Gross in front of our re-purposed altar which symbolizes God using something that has been cast aside and making it holy. We will use this altar until All Saints Sunday, November 2nd.

Pastor Stephen Gross in front of our re-purposed altar which symbolizes God using something that has been cast aside and making it holy. We will use this altar until All Saints Sunday, November 2nd.

 Food for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank as well as seasonal decorations.

Food for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank as well as seasonal decorations.

 On Easter Sunday we blessed a new removable bowl for our baptismal font designed and created by Marlen Moggach. For those who might not be aware, Marlen is a master potter. A few weeks back, photographer John Mitchell documented some of the work Marlen does and posted those pictures on his blog under the title   ‘Portraits of a Potter’  . You can read his blog and see those photos by following this link:  http://johnmitchellphoto.com/portraits-of-a-potter/ . Thank you, Marlen!

On Easter Sunday we blessed a new removable bowl for our baptismal font designed and created by Marlen Moggach. For those who might not be aware, Marlen is a master potter. A few weeks back, photographer John Mitchell documented some of the work Marlen does and posted those pictures on his blog under the title ‘Portraits of a Potter’. You can read his blog and see those photos by following this link: http://johnmitchellphoto.com/portraits-of-a-potter/. Thank you, Marlen!

 New removable bowl for the baptismal font designed and created by Marlen Moggach.

New removable bowl for the baptismal font designed and created by Marlen Moggach.

  He is risen indeed!

He is risen indeed!

 The Altar and Chancel have been stripped, symbolizing the humiliation of Jesus before the crucifixion.

The Altar and Chancel have been stripped, symbolizing the humiliation of Jesus before the crucifixion.

 Stained Glass window depicting The Last Supper

Stained Glass window depicting The Last Supper

 Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

 The beautiful creche displayed in the chancel during the Christmas season.

The beautiful creche displayed in the chancel during the Christmas season.

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 The old stone church, 1934.

The old stone church, 1934.

 The Youth Praise Band!

The Youth Praise Band!

 Chancel at Easter

Chancel at Easter

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