Saint Ansgar's Lutheran Church
Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Our Pastor Welcomes You

Dear Friends in Christ,

We gather at Saint Ansgar's for fellowship and for spiritual strength, for our work as a congregation. Our programs here at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church are geared to provide fellowship, discovery of your spiritual gifts, growth into the person of Jesus Christ, service opportunities and spriritual food for people of all ages.

As a church, we seek to be molded by God into the image of Christ Jesus and his teaching. This in an ongoing process and we invite you to join us as people being formed as disciples of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

As you glance through this website, it is our prayer that you will come to know a little more about the congregational life of Saint Ansgar's Lutheran Church. I believe that God is doing a mighty work as Saint Ansgar's.

If we can be of any pastoral help to you, or if you would like to talk with someone about our ministry and the new life in Christ Jesus, please call us.

Rev. Samuel K. King-Kabu, Parish Pastor

 

 

The Pastor's Corner

(The Pastor's Corner is a monthly devotion written for our newsletter, The Messenger. Additonal inspirational writings from the pastor can be found under the Pastor's Corner heading in historical excerpts from The Messenger. [ This feature not yet activated here.])

When I was attending seminary, I recall the following story about a young lady named Sally. She had recounted an experience she had had in one of her classes, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says that Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.

One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day. On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person's picture. Sally's friend drew a picture of the girl who had stolen her boyfriend.

Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face; Sally was pleased with the overall effect she had achieved. The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with utter disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target, Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall. Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced.

Dr. Smith didn?t say too much, only these words ... "In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." (Matthew 25:40.)

No other words were necessary; the tears-filled eyes of the students focused only on the picture of Christ. What a poignant lesson to learn.

Friends, let us remember to treat everyone with love and care. When we hurt others, we hurt Jesus. Jesus loves us no matter what! I wish everyone a restful and fun summer. May God bless all our activities this coming season.

Best wishes, your friend and pastor.
Pastor Samuel King-Kabu

(From the July/August 2012 Messenger)

 


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