Peace Sunday – Nov 11th, 2018

Peace Sunday, is a way to broaden the community conversation of what it means to work for peace. This year Peace Sunday falls on Nov 11th (the same day as Remembrance Day).

At The Commons Gathering (Sun. Nov. 11th at 4:30pm) we will have a moment of silence for people who have sacrificed their lives for peace. As a church that values creative peace and is seeking to learn how to be peacemakers we also want to widen the remembrance to people who have worked and sacrificed for peace. We want to have a moment of silence for:

  • Civil Rights Activists
  • Christian Peacemakers
  • Catholic Workers
  • Peace Activists and more,
  • in addition to people who have served in the Military.

For our learning component this year we will be using the new album by Hip Hop artist Shad. It is called “A Short Story About A War.”

You may want to take a little time over the next couple weeks to give the album a listen. Here is the Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/3H838yGtnwjCLEz0nOQ4kO

If you want to take this a step further, Shad will be speaking at Eucharist Church about the album on Thur Nov 8 at 7:30pm ($10 at the door). Here is the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275707653056708/

If you don’t get a chance to listen to the album or Hip Hop is not your thing, that is totally OK. We will listen to a couple of the songs with the Lyrics printed out on Peace Sunday. Just thought some people might appreciate a head start.


PEACE SUNDAY with THE COMMONS

Sunday November 11th, 4:30pm (coffee served at 4pm)

LOCATION:
Community Room of St. John’s Lutheran Church
104 Hughson St. N.
(Downtown Hamilton on the corner of Wilson & Hughson).
Enter through the front door on Wilson St.

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Everyone is welcome.

PARKING:
Street parking is free on Sundays.
Their is also free parking on Sundays right beside Dr. Disc on Wilson & James St.

 

Oct 14th, 2018 – Pulpit Swap

It is always great when 2 churches can share space. it is even better when the 2 churches can share people & stories.

On Sunday October 14th, 2018, St. John’s and The Commons will be doing a pulpit swap. Though lets be honest, The Commons doesn’t own a pulpit. but we do have a couple music stands and lots of love for our friends at St. John’s. Regardless of which church uses a literal pulpit, the idea is about sharing stories with each other about how each unique community is trying to follow Jesus.

  • 10am – St. John’s Worship Service
    Guest Teacher: Randy from The Commons
  • 4:30pm – The Commons’ Worship Gathering
    Guest Teacher: Chun from St. John’s

LOCATION:
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 104 Hughson St. N. Hamilton, ON, L8R 1C6
(Corner of Wilson & Hughson). St. John’s meets upstairs in the sanctuary, and The Commons meets downstairs in the community room.