Mid-Week Lenten Sermon for April 1, 2020

Sermon Text: Psalm 137:1-6 “By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.  On the willows there we hung up our lyres.  For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth,…

Christian Spirituality Lecture by Rev. Dr. John Kleinig, Lecture 2

Dear Reader, Back in the winter of 2003, I was blessed to take a course at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, in St. Catharines, Ontario, with Rev. Dr. John Kleinig, who was in St. Catharines on faculty exchange from the Lutheran…

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent 2020

Note: If you would like to watch this sermon instead of reading it please use the following link: https://youtu.be/xcws0_btvN8 Sermon text: John 11:1-44 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister…

Lutheran Content Online!

Dear members of Grace, The following are a set of links to several Lutheran websites that offer Lutheran audio/video content or books: The first is a Lutheran radio station out of the United States.  It is a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod…

Christian Spirituality Lecture by Rev. Dr. John Kleinig, Lecture 1

Dear Reader, Back in the winter of 2003, I was blessed to take a course at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, in St. Catharines, Ontario, with Rev. Dr. John Kleinig, who was in St. Catharines on faculty exchange from the Lutheran…

Pastoral Letter from Pastor Korsch

Dear members of Grace, Grace and mercy to you all from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! The purpose of this letter is to describe to you how the Emergency Declaration by the Region of Waterloo…

Pastoral Letter from President Teuscher

Dear Members of Grace, Synodical President Teuscher has written a pastoral letter on the topic of the coronavirus to all the members and congregations of synod.  To read it click on the link below. -Pastor Korsch https://www.canadianlutheran.ca/concerning-covid-19-statement-from-lcc-president/

Home Worship Resources

Dear Members of Grace, With many Lutheran Church-Canada congregations closed as we are, the synod has put out information that will help your family have devotions at home.  You will find the information and other related news in the link…

Waterloo Region Declares Closure of all Churches

Dear Members of Grace, The Region of Waterloo has used its emergency powers to declare the closure of all churches in the Region as of today, March 25, 2020.  This is an open-ended declaration so we do not know when…

Sermon for Sunday, March 22, 2020

Grace and peace to all the members of Grace Lutheran Church!  Here is this Sunday’s sermon.  The sermon text is Isaiah 42:14-21. -Pastor Korsch Note: All Scripture passages are from the English Standard Version translation.   Intro: Tender and tough. …

A Sermon on the Coronavirus: Christ is our Hope and our Life!

Dear members of Grace: May the Lord bless you with His peace and grace during these challenging days of the coronavirus pandemic.  The following is my sermon for you which I preached on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  If any of…

Creation Ministry Event at Grace January 19, 2020 at 12:45PM

Dear Friends, Please join us in the lower auditorium of Grace Lutheran Church (136 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, ON) on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 12:45 PM, as we welcome Mr. Matt Bondy of Creation Ministries International to deliver a lecture…

Christmas Worship Services and Times

Please join us for worship this Advent and Christmas season!   Our worship services and times this year are as follows:   Sunday, December 22 9:30am Sunday School, High School Bible Study and Adult Bible Study 10:45am The Divine Service…

Christmas “Sing-Noel” Cantata at Centre In The Square December 8 and 9

On Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m, Mr. Ray Nikyuluw is directing a Cantata called “Sing-Noel”.  You are invited!  The cantata is an uplifting music celebration, a collection of contemporary material and carols…

Grace’s 75th Anniversary Service on November 17th

All are welcome to join us for a special 75th anniversary worship service on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3PM.  Regional Pastor Marvin Bublitz will be our guest preacher.  Guests, visitors and former members of Grace are all invited.  Please…

How to get to Grace from UW, WLU and Conestoga College on Grand River Transit

Dear university and college students, If you are new to town and post-secondary education I hope you had a great frosh week (do they still call it that?) and a great first day of classes. We had a new Conestoga…

Starting This Sunday Worship returns to 10:45AM

Beginning this Sunday, September 8, our regular worship time returns to 10:45AM.   Sunday school, High school Bible study and Adult Bible study begin at 9:30AM.

What is the purpose of getting an education?

Dear Reader, High school and university students often have a difficult time choosing a career path.  It’s hard to know what you want to do when you don’t have any prior experience.  So just what is the purpose of getting…

Welcome UW, WLU and Conestoga Students

Dear Students, If you are new to Kitchener-Waterloo, welcome to our beautiful twin city.  I hope you have a great academic year and your classes go well.  As a former UW grad I remember the nervousness of starting something as…

Easter Sunday at Grace

We invite you to join us on Easter Sunday morning for a beautiful breakfast from 8:30-9:30AM (free-will offering). Then at 10AM we will worship or resurrected Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Divine Service at 10AM. All are welcome!

Understanding the times

We live in confusing times, times that are very different from the days not that long ago of the late nineties and early 2000s. Back then everyone was positive, people were in a good mood, and little mistakes were overlooked…

We’re Back!

After switching internet service providers in 2014 and moving between two different WordPress pages for the site we are happy to be back. Feel free to look at some of the older content on this website that you may have…

Pentecost: The Season of the Church

The Day of Pentecost marks the Sunday seven weeks (49 days) after Easter when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church (Acts 2).  On this day God gave the early Christians the gift of the Holy Spirit to…

Is it really Christ OR doctrine?

Is it really Christ OR doctrine?

To put it another way: do we need to choose between Jesus and Doctrine? We just have to share this from Jason Harris over at his blog. His basic contention is with the “Only love Jesus” crowd, and makes the…

Pastor's Epiphany message

Pastor’s Epiphany message

Dear Reader, Epiphany is the season of the church after Christmas.  Epiphany comes from a Greek word which means to “shine” or to “reveal.”  In these days after Christmas when the chocolate and candy bowl at home never seems to…