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Meet Katie Ditschun

Katie grew up in Brantford, Ontario, where she was baptized, confirmed and married at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a very active member at Faith, says Katie “As a teen I would round up the kids around Christmas and Easter and would organize rehearsals, choose the music, and direct our little choir.” 
“Church felt like my family. We didn’t live near my extended family, so the members of Faith seemed to fill in that role. How wonderful to feel like you had multiple grandmothers!”

Faith in Action:

ELCIC Women of Faith Fund

ELCIC Women of Faith Fund

The ELCIC Women of Faith Fund provides annual grants that encourage and facilitate the Christ- centred ministry of women within the ELCIC and In Mission for Others.

This fund was established in 2011 in recognition of the “significant contribution of the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Women (ELW) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)”. The fund came from the monies remaining after the dissolution of the ELW. Individuals or groups may make additional donations to the fund.

Re-Connecting with Lutherans Connect

Bishop Pryse, along with the rest of us here at synod office, recently had a chance to re-connect with Sherry Coman, creator and curator of the daily devotionals we experience through Lutherans Connect.

Sherry was Lutheran Campus Ministry Toronto Co-ordinator from2008-2012 when the devotionals project came to be. She once told us that the devotional projects grew out of prayer vigil projects on the U of T, St. George campus. “It was a very rich time for me, and I benefited spiritually immeasurably form my exposure to other faith communities.”

Thank You Oscar

The ‘Lord is My Light’ is the inspirational solo selected and offered by Oscar Zarnke on the occasion of his retirement from St. John’s Lutheran Church (Waterloo) Choir duties at age 98. Oscar’s commitment and dedication to the choir covers 84 years, having started as a boy soprano when he was 14 years old. His career has seen over two dozen Pastors, approximately twelve organists and two church edifices while belonging to ONE congregation. Over the decades he has attended over 4000 choir rehearsals and untold number of worship services.

Faith in Action:

Set Free By Truth: Lenten Bulletin Inserts from Church Leaders

A series of eight bulletin inserts on the place where truth-telling and racial justice meet has been prepared by the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop), The Episcopal Church (The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate), Anglican Church of Canada (The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate), and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National B ishop).

World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7, 2018

From February 1-7, 2018, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will observe World Interfaith Harmony Week. The ELCIC will join with others around the world in this week of reflection and public witness on what it means to be people of faith, regardless of religious affiliation. Being in dialogue with people of other faith traditions enriches our own mission and ministry, and helps us create a climate where we can work together for peace and justice.