The Sower

February to June 2008

St. Peter’s Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

817 Mt Pleasant Rd.

Toronto, M4P 2L1


Pastors

Rev. Andres Taul

Office: 416 483-5847

Home: 416 489-6764


Rev. Robert Cole


Organist

Dr. Roman Toi

Home: 416 447-0030


Chair (English)

Norma Kaseloo

1 519 837-9003


Calendarium

2008

Feb. 03: Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School


Feb. 10: Transfiguration

Sunday

Service 9:30 am

Feb. 17: Lent 1

Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School


Feb. 24: Lent 2

Service 9:30 am


Mar. 02: Lent 3

Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School


Mar. 09: Lent 4

Service 9:30 am

Annual General Meeting


Mar. 16: Lent 5

Palm Sunday

Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School


Mar. 21: Good Friday

Service 9:00 am

Communion


Mar. 23: Easter Sunday

Service 9:00 am

Communion

Easter Breakfast to follow


Mar. 30: Service 9:30 am

Apr. 06: Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School


Apr. 13: Service 9:30 am


Apr. 20: Service 9:30 am

Communion


Apr. 27: Service 9:30 am

Sunday School

May 04: Pentecost &

Holy Trinity

Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School

May 11: Mothers Day

Service 9:30 am


May 18: NO SERVICE


May 25: Service 9:30 am

Jun. 01: Service 9:30 am

Communion

Sunday School


Jun. 08: Service 9:30 am


Jun. 15: Fathers Day

Service 9:30 am

Communion


Jun. 22: Service 9:30 am

Sunday School Picnic

(last service until Sep)


Sept. 07: Service 9:30 am

Communion



"I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name." (Revelation 3:8 – RSV)

These words that the Resurrected Lord sent to a small congregation centuries ago apply to the English sector at St. Peters. Jesus loves His church. He has provided the open door of Sunday worship for your community for more than fifty years. We thank Him for His assurance that He will keep the door open.

I was delighted when Dr.Taul called me to ask if I would help out with English language services.

You may want to know something about my life so far. Before retiring to Toronto, I served for seventeen years at Redeemer Lutheran in Sudbury. Prior to that I was a student at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have worked in the banking business in the Boston area, where I come from, served for four years in the US army, working as a linguist. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964 with a BA in history. I have one sister, Betsy, who lives outside Albany, New York. She has three children and along with her husband is looking forward to retirement later in the year. You may want to know, too, that I spend a lot of time writing fiction and reading.

May the Lord bless you richly in this new year.

Pastor French


EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP


Plan to attend our

Easter Sunday Worship service

on

Sunday, March 23, 2008

at

9:00 A.M.

and join us after service

for

EASTER BREAKFAST

and

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.


ANNUAL PICNIC


On Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

following the 9:30 am Service

the

Annual Picnic

will take place.


Mark both dates on your calendar

and

plan to attend!


On the Wings of Prayer


Just close your eyes and open your heart

And feel your worries and cares depart,

Just yield yourself to the Father above

And let Him hold you secure in His love…

For life on earth grows more involved

With endless problems that can’t be solved –

But God only asks us to do our best,

Then He will “take over” and finish the rest…

So when you are tired, discouraged and blue,

There’s always one door that is open to you –

And that is the door to “The House of Prayer”

And you’ll find God waiting to meet you there…

And “The House of Prayer” is no farther away

Than the quiet spot where you kneel and pray –

For the heart is a temple when God is there

As we place ourselves in His loving care.

And He hears every prayer and answers each one

When we pray in His name “Thy will be done” –

And the burdens that seemed too heavy to bear

Are lifted away on “the wings of prayer.”