A reflection for churches / ministries that are developing
Readings: Proverbs 8:22-3; Psalm 104 1,12-19
At the start of our synod council meeting on Thursday, Bishop Pryse mentioned the stages that groups go through when they start working together: storming, forming, norming, and performing. These are the stages that many of our ministry area teams are experiencing as they start to work together and form relationships.
Faith in Action:
Liberated by God's Grace
Feb. 6-10, 2016
White Point Beach Lodge Resort & Conference Centre
Registration information now available
In a letter issued today, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson invites individuals and congregations to join in intentional prayer for climate justice and for world leaders who are working to forge a new international climate agreement at the upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, November 30 - December 11, 2015.
The text of the National Bishop's letter follows. A pdf version can be found here: http://www.elcic.ca/Documents/201511PrayersforParis.pdf
Take the Reformation Challenge!
ELCIC members are encouraged to respond to be Liberated by God's Grace through the ELCIC Reformation Challenge. Our goals are to:
Sponsor 500 refugees to Canada
Provide 500 scholarships for ELCJHL schools
Plant 500,000 trees
Give $500,000 to the LWF Endowment Fund
The latest issue of Columbine is now available.
In an open letter to newly sworn-in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, extend their heartfelt congratulations and describe some of the pressing issues that call for visionary leadership in Canada and the world.
The text of the letter follows. A pdf version can be viewed here (http://www.elcic.ca/news.cfm?article=428).
November 4, 2015
In 1970 Martin Luther Church, Etobicoke began the Martin Luther Church Day Care. They purchased the vacant house next door where subsidized daycare has been provided to children in the diverse Mimico community for 45 years. It has remained a non-profit community service welcoming children of all denominations and backgrounds since its inception.