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What happens when a congregation reflects on the question “Who is welcome?” The congregation of St. Paul’s, Leamington, Ont., did just that and in doing so have changed their very identity. Rev. Sylvia Swiatoschik used to hear “Oh, you are from the German church on the corner.” Now when she introduces herself, the reply is “Oh! You are from the church with the cross!” In autumn of 2018, a simple wooden cross was erected outside St. Paul’s. This warming cross had many hooks on it so warm things could be attached; scarves, hats, gloves and especially work socks were very popular....
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