FOR MARCH & APRIL

In-Person Worship - Suspended

We all have heard by now that Ontario is now in a stay-at-home order. Therefore, all in-person worship will be suspended immediately and we will only have drive-in worship for the next 4 weeks. Here is a note from our Bishop recommending this closure:

"Today the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced a Province-Wide Declaration of Emergency and Stay-At-Home Order beginning at 12:01am on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Restrictions will be in effect for 28 days.

It is Bishop Michael's strong counsel that Eastern Synod Congregations in the province of Ontario cease all in-person gatherings until Emergency and Stay-At-Home Orders have been lifted."

I support this directive and know that some of us are getting frustrated with these new developments. It is a hard decision that the church and myself had to make, but it is in the interest of keeping us all safe.

My prayers are with you all and remember that Christ is with you always!

We all will get through this.

Rev. Ralph Weigold
Pastor of Grace Eganville, St. John's Bonnechere and St. John's Augsburg
241 Bonnechere St. E; PO Box 394,
Eganville, ON
K0J 1T0



Here is the link to our weekly video of prayers and homily.

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Rev. Ralph Weigold
Pastor of Grace Eganville, St. John's Bonnechere and St. John's Augsburg
241 Bonnechere St. E; PO Box 394,
Eganville, ON
K0J 1T0


Reminder of our weekly Bible Study (Thursday) starting at 10:30. Here is the access link:

Ralph Weigold is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bible Study

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Meeting ID: 886 3767 4114
Passcode: 690588
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+1 647 374 4685 Canada

+1 647 558 0588 Canada

Rev. Ralph Weigold
Pastor of Grace Eganville, St. John's Bonnechere and St. John's Augsburg
241 Bonnechere St. E; PO Box 394,
Eganville, ON
K0J 1T0


G.A.B. GUIDEPOST   -  MAR. 2020


(Grace, Augsburg, Bonnechere)

14 Bonnechere St. W., P.O. Box 129,

Eganville, Ontario. K0J 1T0

Office:      613-628-1392      Fax      613-628-9534

Pastor Ralph Weigold    613-628-2867

Office Hours: Wed. & Fri.    9 a.m. to 3 pm

E-mail:  gracelutheran


Facebook:  Three in the Valley Grace Augsburg Bonnechere


March, 2020 Readings

Mar. 1st: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32

Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11

Mar. 8th: Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, John 3:1-17

Mar. 15th: Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 95

Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42                                                   Mar. 22nd: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23

Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9:1-41

Mar. 29th: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130

Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45



“Rise! Take up your Mat and Walk” is the theme for the World Day of Prayer this year. Zimbabwe, has prepared the service which shares a little about their country and the injustice obstacles the women of Zimbabwe face, and the hopes they have for the future. This is an Ecumenical Prayer Service inviting all people to join together in prayer and solidarity.

Service @ 2 PM followed

by light refreshments.



Pastor Ralph is in the Office Wed. & Fri. 9AM – 3PM. Come in for a visit, if you are not available at those times you also could call to set up a convenient time.

Also, in case of sickness, or hospitalization please call and let him know, especially if prayers or a visit are required.

You are important and he would like to get to know you better.  He cares for you.


GRATITUDE Did you know that writing down 3 things you’re grateful for everyday has been scientifically proven to improve your mental health? For the season of Lent there is a calendar on the back table in the Narthex to help you with your thoughts.

       SUNDAY SCHOOL reaches out with  “Coins for Lent”. The monies collected will go to “Tiny Hearts” a CLWR project. If you would like to participate, calendars will be available on the table in the narthex.


Nursing Home Services

Pastor Ralph will have Services at the following Nursing Homes in March, if you can volunteer to help let Pastor Ralph know.

Sun Mar 8 – Bonnechere Manor – Renfrew 2:30PM

Thurs Mar 19 – Pinewood – Pembroke 10 AM

Lenten Bible Study

Come and join the Bible study group during Lent. They meet each Thursday evening at 7 PM or Friday morning at 10 AM. They will be looking at the following parables:

·      The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

·      The Sower and the Seed

·      The Hidden Treasure and the Priceless Pearl

·      The Good Samaritan

·      The workers in the Vineyard

Come, Discover how these parables relate to Lent!


Easter Service Times

Palm Sunday April 5th 

·      Augsburg 9:00 AM with Holy Communion

·      Grace 10:30 AM  with Holy Communion

Maundy Thursday April 9th

·      Augsburg – 7:00 PM with Holy Communion

Good Friday April 10th

·      Bonnechere – 7:00 PM  

Easter Services           April 12th

Easter Breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 AM @ Grace




Mar 28th 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch Provided

Your Ottawa Valley Ministry Team is excited to have The Rev. Carla Blakely, Director of Community Relations for CLWR to be the guest Presenter at St Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Pembroke. Join us to hear more about CLWR and their current projects. Please contact the church office if planning to attend by Mar. 20th so food preparations can be made.