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Diaconal Sunday - February 25, 2018

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) lifts up the last Sunday of February as Diaconal Sunday to raise awareness of diakonia (service) as a vital dimension of the church's witness and of rostered diaconal ministry as a valuable expression of church leadership. CLWR Executive Director Robert Granke has written this year's Diaconal Sunday sermon, based on the readings for the 2nd Sunday in Lent.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25, 2018

Every year between January 18-25, Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship. The theme for 2018 comes to us from the Caribbean region: "Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power" (Exodus 15:6).

Resources are now available at: www.weekofprayer.ca/resources


New Director- Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Bishop Michael Pryse is happy to announce the appointment of the Rev. Christie Morrow to serve as the Eastern Synod Ministry Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry effective January 1, 2018.

Pastor Morrow succeeds the Rev. Joel Crouse who has served in this capacity since 2008. "I am very much looking forward to working with Pastor Morrow in this new capacity. She will bring a fresh new perspective to this important portfolio and to our synod's leadership team!"

Pastor Morrow had this to say in response to her appointment:

Canadian Lutheran, Anglican Leaders Lift Up National Housing Day; Call For Reflection, Care For Our Neighbours And Prayer

In a letter from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada Primate Fred Hiltz, the leaders lift up National Housing Day and call on the two churches, to reflect on our calling, as Christians, to care for our neighbours and to offer prayers for affordable housing for all.

The full text of the letter follows.

CLAY 2018

August 15-19, 2018
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

Looking to register your Home Team for CLAY 2018? Registration information is now available! Online registration opens January 15, 2018. Home Teams who complete the entire registration process between January 15 and April 30, 2018 will pay a registration fee of $595 per participant.

Seven agencies call on Canadians to support the Rohingya Crisis appeal

The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies, including Canadian Lutheran World Relief, welcome the Government of Canada’s decision to launch the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund for the response to the Rohingya Crisis. Canadians have until November 28 to see their donations matched by the government into a response pool for the Rohingya Crisis.