Over the course of the past year, the Eastern Synod Council has been working on developing a strategic plan to help guide the work of our boards, committees, related agencies and staff. At our March 2017 meeting the Synod Council will complete this task and share this plan with the wider synodical community shortly thereafter.
When Giving Tuesday rolls around November 29, you’ll have the opportunity to support Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s hunger and food-related projects.
For more than 25 years, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and other non-government organizations (NGOs) have asked for donations to help reduce world hunger and recent reports indicate the efforts are working. Global hunger is declining as NGO programs work with small-scale farmers and food producers in developing countries to help them feed themselves and their families.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) members and congregations have come together to sponsor over 500 refugees!
For over a year, ELCIC members have been engaged in the ELCIC Reformation Challenge as one of the ways to mark the 2015-17 emphasis the church has been lifting up around the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The announcement that the goal to sponsor 500 refugees has been achieved was met with great excitement.
In a letter from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson, Anglican Church of Canada Primate Fred Hiltz and Anglican Church of Canada National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald, the leaders of the two churches call on members to pray for safe, affordable and adequate housing for all on November 22, National Housing Day.
The text of the letter follows.
Download a pdf of the letter: www.elcic.ca/Documents/201611HousingDayletter.pdf
Learn more about the exciting and growing ministry of Lutheran Homes - Kitchener-Waterloo!
We're pleased to announce that the 2016-17 CLWR Sunday worship resources are now available. CLWR Sunday is an opportunity for congregations to celebrate the church's international humanitarian work undertaken by CLWR. The worship resources are offered for use at any time during the year.
Canadian Lutheran World Relief's Gifts from the Heart are meaningful and tangible gifts that will share God's love with the world. This year's catalogues have recently been mailed out to churches and individuals.
We invite you to partner with us to ensure that these life-changing and life-saving gift options are made readily available in your congregation.
Grace and peace be with you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Attached is a copy of the letter written by Bishop Michael Pryse, Bishop of the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC to Archbishop Janis Vanags, Archdiocese of Riga, Latvia regarding the ordination of women.
The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), The Episcopal Church (TEC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) , participate in an ongoing ministry of ecumenical reconciliation.