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We invite you to participate in our ‘Mapping Diversity’ project!

Are you engaged in Christian-Muslim dialogue, social justice, relationship-building, or educational activities? Do you know a group or a community where Canadian Muslims and Christians encounter one another, build friendships, and work together? Do you want to connect with organizations, groups and communities working in these areas?

We invite you to participate in our ‘Mapping Diversity’ project!

National Worship Conference

Responding to Disaster: Prayer, Song and Presence 

is the theme for a timely and meaningful worship conference to be held in Victoria, BC, July 16 – 19, 2018.  All Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada parishes, clergy, music leaders and worship planners are invited to register for the conference beginning March 1, 2018.

 

Public Ministry in the ELCIC

In May 2015, the ELCIC's National Church Council (NCC) directed the Faith, Order and Doctrine Committee (FOD) to study orders of ministry with particular attention to diakonia and Diaconal Ministry. FOD surveyed recent and historic literature, consulted ELCIC scholars, spent a day with our diaconal community, and in 2016 released a study guide entitled To Love Our Neighbour as Ourselves: A Study of Orders of Ministry in the ELCIC.

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.”

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