Rev. Lucas Andre Albrecht

Pastor Lucas graduated from Concordia Seminary, Sao Leopoldo Brazil in 1998, and was ordained in 1999 in Curitiba, Brazil. He served “Peace” Lutheran Church, in Campo Bom, Brazil from 1999-2004. He was called to The Lutheran University of Brazil (Ulbra) in 2004, where he served in different positions: Campus Chaplain and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church planting Canoas RS(2004-2007). Campus Pastor, Canoas(2008-2011). Head Chaplain – Canoas and nationwide (2012-2015), and later Campus Pastor and Professor. In 2016 he accepted a Call to move to Canada, serving as Associate Pastor at Mount Olive in Regina SK until September, 2023. On August, 2023 he accepted the Call to Hope Lutheran, being installed on October, 2023.

Pastor Lucas holds a Social Communications Bachelors degree(Ulbra) and obtained his Masters (STM) from Concordia Seminary, Sao Leopoldo. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry Student at the Concordia Seminary St. Louis USA. Married to Djenane Hans, they have two children, Charles and Rachel Sophie. His skills include teaching, leadership, multimedia, music, and commitment to team work with the congregation. He enjoys time with family, reading, playing sports, specially soccer, and whenever the opportunity is at hand, he would be hands on to cook a meal for family and friends.

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THE MARGARET TOWRISS’ MEMORIAL SERVICE AND RECEPTION

This Saturday, February 24th, we will hold The Memorial Service, followed by a Reception, for Margaret Towriss, wife of our former Pastor Rev. Ron Towriss, and co-founder of Hope Lutheran School.  Given the impact of her legacy both in Church and community, we anticipate a large attendance for both events. Therefore, we wish to share general information about the events with those attending in person.

SERVICE

-Memorial Service: 1:00PM @ Hope Lutheran Church (3151 York Street)

-Church capacity: aprox. 300

-Overflow area: As the Sanctuary and the Narthex become full, there will be an overflow area in four classrooms in the South annex for those willing to watch the Service together.

-Livestream: the Service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopelcspoco

-Parking lot: It will be open on a “First come, first served” basis. When full, it will be closed, and people are invited to park in the adjacent streets and in the neighbourhood. However, drivers can still drive through to drop of passengers by the Church door, and then drive away.

-Overflow Parking: We have graciously obtained the permission from the Ecole Pionniers to use their Parking lot as overflow parking. Hope’s School Bus will be available for shuttling people from that parking lot to the Church from 12pm-4pm. Address: 1618 Patricia Ave

-Memorials: The Towriss family’s suggestion is that memorials be directed to The Hope Lutheran Bursary Fund. A Memorial box to deposit your donation will be available at the Church, as well as QR codes printed in the Church bulletin.

RECEPTION:

-Event: Following the Service we will have a standing reception in the gymnasium (since there’s no room for tables for such a large attendance). However, coffee stations will be placed in other areas of the building, allowing attendants to spread out more comfortably.

-Chairs – Several dozen chairs will be available around the Gym’s Court, which we hope will be left open for seniors and people with special needs.

-Space: During the reception, attendants may feel free to make use of our facilities as needed - Gymnasium, Narthex, Sanctuary and South Annex.

Hope Lutheran Church and School and the Towriss family thank you in advance for your understanding of the exceptional circumstances of both events. But especially, for your presence and support. Thank you!