After 23 years of dedicated ministry to the people of El Salvador, Rev. Brian Rude has announced that he will retire from active ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) at the end of this calendar year.
Faith in Action:
Winnipeg, 29 March 2012--In a new online video, National Bishop Susan C. Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) offer a joint Easter message to the two churches.
The two leaders share the message of the Easter story in this two-minute video; including in their greeting a reading from Luke 24:1-12.
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Press Release: March 27, 2012
WATERLOO – A respected parish pastor and an experienced church leader has been appointed by the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Board of Governors. Dr. Mark Harris has been appointed by the WLS Board of Governors to the position of Assistant Professor of Functional Theology and Director of Leadership In Ministry effective July 1, 2012.
A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Harris holds degrees from Pennsylvania State
A series of four bulletin inserts have been designed for congregational use on the structural renewal process. Bishop Susan Johnson has invited us to use this as communication pieces in the lead up to the Eastern Synod Assembly. They are deisgned so that they can be reprinted as bulletin inserts for congregations. The bulletins appear below as the order in which they should be distributed.
This article is a very thoughtful and provocative reflection on the mission of the church from Rev. Larry Denef, former Executive Director of the ELCIC Divsion for Parish LIfe, now retired.
Faith in Action:
The Atlantic Great Lakes Synod is the recommended name for the new synodical expression that will be constituted in 2014.
The Eastern Synod Council considered the question of the new name in the context of a weekend of work arising from the ELCIC Structural Renewal process which was endorsed at the 2011 ELCIC Convention.
Survey Shows 70.5 Million Members in LWF-Affiliated Churches
Slight Increase Globally with Growth in Africa and Asia
GENEVA, 14 March 2012 (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches continued to show slight growth globally in 2011, according to statistics gathered by the LWF Communion Office.
The 145 churches belonging to the LWF, ten recognized congregations and one recognized council in 79 countries had a combined total of 70,514,046 members,an increase of 205,752 or 0.3 percent over the previous year.
"A wave of cattle raids in Jonglei State had left hundreds of people dead and thousands more homeless. The LWF response to those affected by the violence was in full swing, and Mading left Juba the next day for Bor, Jonglei’s capital, to help coordinate emergency operations on behalf of the ACT Alliance, of which the LWF is a founding member."
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