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Message from Bishop Susan Johnson

Dear Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada:

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

This is the year that all five synods will be meeting in convention and will be considering next steps in the structural renewal process. Last summer the National Convention approved in principle the outline for structural renewal. Now we will be seeing specifics in terms of implications for synods and for congregations.

2012 Leadership Award Nomination Information

Four Leadership Awards are presented at each biennial Synod Assembly (two to clergy and two to lay people).  This award provides a means of honouring individuals within the Eastern Synod who are providing a significant Christian witness through exemplary service to the Synod and to the wider church.

Please foward your submissions by March 5, 2012 to the Synod Office by mail, fax or email.

2012 Leadership Award Nomination Form

Eastern Synod Assembly July 5 - 8, 2012

For budget purposes the following figures can be used, please note the cost does not include accommodations.  More accurate figures will be posted with other information regarding the Assembly in the New Year.

Pastors/Lay Delegates - registration fee including a banquet ticket $495.00 (does not included accommodations)

Retired Pastors who are not serving as Interim Pastors - $100.00 this includes a banquet ticket

Visitor Fee - $150.00

 

Bring Humor to Sunday Liturgy

The Holy Humour Sunday Liturgy is found in the Iona Abbey book called” Fire and Bread Resources for Easter Day to Trinity Sunday” by Ruth Burgess.

It is a great liturgy that helps people to laugh and to think of God as someone who is amused, who laughs and who wants us to laugh.

Instead of a sermon I always tell a series of good, clean jokes.  Sometimes I get people to help me take turns telling the jokes.

Faith in Action:

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