Following more than two hours of debate, delegates of the 2011 ELCIC National Convention approved a Social Statement on Human Sexuality. The results came late in a day and were done by written ballot, with 213 votes in favour of the motion and 134 against. Read more here.
The following persons from the Eastern Synod were elected to the National Church Council by the National Convention of the ELCIC:
Ms. Pat Lovell, Rev. Jeffrey Smith and Rev. Heather Spencer.
The 13th Biennial convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada rose in a standing ovation today, when it was announced that Bishop Susan Johnson had been re-elected on the second ballot for another four-year term.
Saskatoon, 15 July 2011 -- ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson encouraged delegates to let the Holy Spirit lead them through the coming days of convention as she delivered her Report of the National Bishop to delegates, special guests and visitors attending the 13th Biennial National Convention taking place July 14–17 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.
Saskatoon, 14 July 2011 -- More than 325 delegates and over 150 visitors joined their voices and hearts in worship to open the 13th Biennial National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) on Thursday, July 14 at TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK.
ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson preached at the opening worship service.
A special service was held on May 1, 2011 in Fort Erie, ON to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Full Communion between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church. See highlights of the service on YouTube .
Faith in Action:
Lutherans and Anglicans in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the full communion agreement in a joint outdoor Worship Service on June 26, 2011 at Roberta Bondar Pavilion with about 400 attending.
Faith in Action:
Welcome to our new Eastern Synod Website!
We were thinking of you when we were creating this website. We hope that you will find this helpful and a useful tool not only for your ministry but also for your own spiritual journey.
Let’s look at the menus (across top):
About Us – contains basic information about the Eastern Synod. Events and Calendar display various synodical events and meetings. A new feature is a listing of Vacancies.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), is appealing to its members for financial support for humanitarian aid to assist those displaced by flooding in Saskatchewan.