Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of Bread of Life Lutheran Church,

In these unprecedented times, as the effects of Corona Virus (Covid 19) continue to grow, so too we have had to continue to adjust how we (as a church) respond to it.

Yesterday (March 16/20) our National and Synodical Bishops released their third pastoral letter containing the recommendation that all worship services, programs and gatherings in congregations cease. 

 (http://www.elcic.ca/news.cfm?article=550&fbclid=IwAR3rTgtjf5cl8JlRNt4ZF-sg9lUg9eMmszQ0juBUIoJAa3pZEPj_AXNOfDs

As much as it pains us to have to, Bread of Life will be following this recommendation.  We too think it is the wisest choice as we all work to limit the spread of this virus.

In the next few days, I and the leaders within our congregation will be investigating the best ways for us to continue to provide you with worship and devotional resources in all the ways we are able to prudently do so.  Please watch for emails and check the web page (https://www.breadoflifelutheranchurch.ca/) & Facebook pages for updates.

In the meantime, I am limiting my interpersonal contacts as much as I can so that I can be available for contact when I am needed. If you have any pastoral or spiritual concerns please do not hesitate to call me at 306-535-5052 or contact me by email [email protected] .  I will make myself available in every way I can.

Russell Mitchel-Walker (minister of Eastside United) and I will be taking turns being at the church this week during normal Tuesday to Friday Office hours (9-3) if you would like to stop by to pray in the worship spaces or you need to talk to someone.

Our offices will otherwise be closed for the next while (email and phone messages will be checked regularly) as Cheryl and I work from home.

As we meet these strange days, we do so remembering that God is with us, and by God’s Spirit we are held, strengthen, inspired and empowered to meet these challenging times.  My prayers are for all those who lead us, all those tasked with caring for us, and for every single one of you.

Above all continue to love and care for one another in all the ways you sensibly can.

Yours In Christ,

Pastor Stewart Miller