A CLWR prayer for the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Gracious and giving God, we thank you for every good gift that comes from you.

Give us faith to be slower to speak and quicker to listen to our neighbours, both near and far.

Guide us by your Spirit to hear the words of our neighbours and discern how we can love and serve.

Give us faith to be more than listeners of your word, but doers, for the good of all your people, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Amen.

Thanks to Rev. Aaron N. Schnell, of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, AB, for contributing CLWR’s prayer for the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

We Care shipment departs for Angola

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Angolan refugees like Antonio are preparing to return to their homeland after decades living abroad. Photo: UNHCR/B.Sokol.

On July 29, the third We Care shipment of the year was dispatched from CLWR’s Winnipeg warehouse to the Republic of Angola, our first shipment to the southern African nation in over a decade.

Beginning with the Angolan War of Independence, and the subsequent civil war, an estimated 550,000 Angolans fled the country to escape widespread violence. After a decade of peace, many are now returning. It is an exciting time, but also a struggle for communities with limited resources that can be quickly overwhelmed.

Thanks to your hard work and generosity, 6,174 quilts and 6,344 We Care kits are now on their way to support thousands of families returning to their homeland, some after 50 years in exile.  It is a tremendous expression of Canadian compassion and generosity to help communities moving towards a brighter future.

We’re hiring!

We’re seeking a full time Executive Assistant at our Winnipeg office. The individual will be responsible for senior administrative support to the Executive Director (primary), the Board of Directors, the Finance & Administration Director and other staff, and coordination of administrative services for the organization.

Required skills/knowledge includes a Business Administration or related certificate/diploma and/or a minimum of five years professional work experience in administration.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three reference letters to hr@clwr.mb.ca by September 4, 2015.

Please click here to read the full job description.

A CLWR prayer for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

13th Sunday after Pentecost

Loving God, you guide us by your gracious Spirit amid all the challenges that this life presents us with.

Direct our choices by your Spirit. Keep us faithful in prayer for all your saints; calling us to help our neighbours in the various trials they face.

May we be a people who proclaim your Gospel in the things we say and the things we do, in and through Jesus Christ, the healer of the world. Amen.

Thanks to Rev. Aaron N. Schnell, of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, AB, for contributing CLWR’s prayer for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

A CLWR prayer for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Ever wise God, we thank you for the gift of the scriptures that open our hearts and minds into your work in the world.

Call us to your wisdom banquet, that we might see the many and various ways that you call us to love and serve our neighbours.

Give us faith to lay aside our immaturity, and live and walk in the way of your insight, through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.

Thanks to Rev. Aaron N. Schnell, of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, AB, for contributing CLWR’s prayer for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

A CLWR prayer for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost

We give you thanks, O God, that Jesus is the Bread of life; that whoever comes to him will never hunger, and whoever believes in him will never thirst.

For those who hunger and thirst, and for those who have enough – we ask for this Bread in our lives, so that we all might live in you.

Thank you for the unity that we share with all people in Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Thanks to Rev. Aaron N. Schnell, of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, AB, for contributing CLWR’s prayer for the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

A CLWR prayer for the tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

O God, our Provider, just as the Israelites cried out for food in their wilderness, many people around this earth cry out in hunger and many do not know from where their next meal will come.

You hear the prayers of all your people, and as you provided quail and Manna for the Israelites, your bountiful creation provides more than enough for all.

Call your people to help feed all who hunger this day, and move your people to work for justice for all those who thirst. We ask in the name of the Saviour of the whole world, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thanks to Rev. Aaron N. Schnell, of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, AB, for contributing CLWR’s prayer for the tenth Sunday after Pentecost.