IT’S TIME TO REGISTER!
Registration is now open across the country for participation in the Green Churches Forum 2017 on May 11th in Ottawa at Saint Paul University. Some 200+ participants are expected to attend this day-long event featuring a keynote speech, workshops, kiosks and a prayer service on "Celebrating the Spirit of Creation". Christians of all denominations will share their best environmental practices and rediscover a Christian spirituality mindful of our close relationship with God’s Creation.
Marcus Busch, President of the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) Board of Directors, wishes to inform CLWR staff, board and partners today of a pending leadership transition for CLWR in 2018.
Robert Granke, CLWR Executive Director, will retire effective March 31, 2018. Bob has been Executive Director since March 1, 2006. He began his amazing career with CLWR in March of 1977, 40 years ago this week.
January 30, 2017
Dear members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada,
“I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.” - Matthew 25:25
Grace and peace to you.
I am writing to you following the horrific events that occurred last night at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers.
“Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren.
For nothing will be impossible with God.’”
Salaam and grace to you from Jerusalem, in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.