VBS Mini-Update

Thanks to all of those who helped make our Vacation Bible School a success. We had over forty children in attendance. We also extend a special thanks to Faithlife Financial for providing a matching grant to help fund our VBS.

We're still gathering together pictures from the VBS, but here's some preview pictures of the set-up the day before:


May 14 - Our Basement Sale

Join us Saturday, May 14th from 8AM to 1PM for fun and shopping. There will be a variety of kitchen and household items from small appliances to toys and books, something for everyone!This Saturday, May 7 is the Circuit Forum in Pembroke. Next Saturday is our Basement Sale!

See you then!

Ottawa Circuit Forum

This Saturday will be the Circuit Forum in Pembroke. Here's an outline of this weekend's forum:

When: Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Where: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Locksley, Ontario

Invited: All circuit members & families!


9:30 AM - Arrival & Coffee

10 AM - Opening Worship

10:30 AM - Circuit Business & Discussion

A New Structure but the Same Word & Faith: The upcoming restructuring of our synod

Noon - Lunch (Provided by the local congregation)

1 PM - 4 PM - Guest Speaker: Rev. Wallace Schultz

The Malaise of Falling Away and God's Remedy: how we have programmed our young people to fall away and what to do about it

Check out Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church's Upcoming Events page for more information on Rev. Schultz: https://gracelutheranlocksleychurch.com/upcoming-events/

April & May Upcoming Events

April 13 @ 12:15 pm - Elgin Street Mission Prep

April 16 @ 10 am - LWML Meeting

April 19 @ 6 pm - Council Meeting

April 23 in Kitchener - Congregation Leader's Workshop

April 25-27 in Waterloo - Pastors' & Deacons' Conference

May 7 in Locksley - Circuit Forum

*Rev. Smilek highly encourages any circuit congregation members to attend this circuit forum where Rev. Dr. Wallace Schulz will speak on educating youth and keeping them in the church.*

Call or email Redeemer Lutheran for more information.

(Image of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Locksley taken from their website: http://gracelutheranlocksleychurch.com)

The Season of Lent

Beginning with Ash Wednesday this week, the season of Lent begins.

Why Ash Wednesday?

The name Ash Wednesday came from the practice of applying ashes to congregants foreheads. As Genesis 3:19 tells us, we came from dust and to dust we will return. The ashes remind of us our mortality and the need to be cleansed from sin.

What is Lent?

People unfamiliar with the practice believe that it is about giving up things. In reality, Lent is a time of deep reflection and penitence considering the sacrifice Christ has made for us. Many Christians choose to give something up as a way to remember Christ's sacrifice.

For expanded answers to these questions and more about the Lutheran church year, see the LCMS Church Year FAQs.

Check out Our Weekly Services for updates on Lent and Easter services.

Welcome to our new Vicar!

This Sunday, September 20th, is our vicar's first Sudbury service. We will be hosting a potluck to welcome him to Northern Ontario and Redeemer Sudbury.

Visitors are welcome to attend and take this opportunity to get to know the vicar and the Redeemer community. All food contributions are welcome, but not expected.