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Bishop Michael Pryse re-elected on first ballot

Congratulations Bishop Michael Pryse!

Ordained on June 7, 1985, he served in Mildmay, Neustadt and Burlington before becoming an Assistant to the Bishop in 1990.This year marks the 20th anniversary of his election as Bishop of the Eastern Synod. Collecting countless frequent flyer miles along the way, he continues to be committed to the cause of Christian unity and is a strong advocate for multi faith co-operation. He and his wife Lois have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

 

 

 

A letter to the church on World Refugee Day

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church on World Refugee Day 2018.

Download a pdf of the letter here: http://elcic.ca/documents/201806worldrefugeedaylettertothechurch.pdf

A text version of the letter follows:

Dear friends,

Today I am in Waterloo, Ont. taking part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) World Refugee Day Prayer Breakfast.

I Was Lonely And.......

Mount Zion Café in Waterloo opens its doors twice a month on Wednesdays at 10 am.
“It’s both good company and soup and bread,” say Karen Von Shilling and Esther Wilson laughing when asked why they like coming to the café.
   The Café ministry emerged from the congregation’s visioning process. “During the process we felt that one of our mission priorities should be reaching out to seniors in our community. The Health Council took up this task and started a café in May 2016”, says Mary Slethaug, a member of the Health Council.

Faith in Action:

Report from Guyana

A delegation from the Eastern Synod, including Bishop Pryse, Laurie Knott and Rev Riitta Hepomaki visited the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana, our companion church. This year marks the 275th anniversary of the ELCG.
Here is the report of the trip:

 

 

 

“Thanks For All You Do”

I suspect almost every museum, art gallery, school, and church in the world has a place where they store their lost and found items. I know the four congregations I was privileged to serve certainly did. I have often thought that the “lost and found” name is a complete misnomer. Nothing presently in that box has yet to be “found” certainly not by its true owner and nothing in that box may ever be found or claimed. Every item sits patiently and quietly, week after week, hopelessly separated from its rightful owner.

Faith in Action:

St. Peter's Ottawa Serves Chili Lunch

Members and friends of St Peter's Ottawa hosted a chili lunch at a local downtown drop-in centre. This is a part of the ongoing ministry of St Peter's, a downtown congregation, that sees first-hand the devastating effects of poverty and homelessness. One of the lunch guests commented how wonderful it is to get a home cooked meal. Our small acts of kindness can create huge impact - not only in the lives of the recipients, but even more so by changing our perception of our
neighbours.

Faith in Action:

Bishop's Visit to Williamsford

Bishop Pryse made his way to St. James, Williamsford where he joined the band, playing the guitar and the tambourine.
Every four months or so, the children of St. James preside over the entire service and they really enjoyed having him join in the fun.

Everyone left the service feeling like they were involved in praising and thanking God.

Hallelujah!

Faith in Action:

Connecting Our Roots: A Day of Sharing

On Saturday, May 6, the Huronia Ministry Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) sponsored a day of sharing at the Huronia Museum, 549 Little Lake Park Rd. in Midland, Ontario.

More than forty people attended to hear Gertie Beaucage, an Ojibwe Elder from Nippising First Nation and a member of the Bear Clan, share insight, history and beliefs. The Churches who hosted the event were Westside Lutheran Church, Barrie, St. David's Anglican Lutheran Church, Orillia and St. Mark's Anglican Lutheran Church.

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Faith in Action:

I Was Hungry And…

On a Sunday morning the church door opens constantly. While the sanctuary upstairs is being prepared for the service of Holy Communion, early comers’ steps lead downstairs to the fellowship hall where there is another communion gathering, holy as well in its nature as it has been prepared with love and dedication.

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