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Help us respond to the needs of Syrian refugees

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are calling on Canadian Lutherans to make a donation to support Syrian refugees suffering and displaced by brutal violence in their country.

Donations made between September 12, 2015 and December 31, 2015 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Canadian government through their Syria Emergency Relief Fund.

How to donate:

Refugee sponsorship: responding to the refugee crisis in Syria and around the world

CLWR’s Development Manager for Refugee Resettlement, Fikre Tsehai, reflects on the refugee crisis in the world today, the Canadian Lutheran response, and highlights some ways congregations can help by sponsoring refugees.   

Refugee sponsorships by Canadian Lutheran World Relief are at a record high since the Kosovo crisis in the late 1990s. 

Canadian Lutherans respond to Syrian refugee crisis with sponsorship and aid

As the conflict enters into fifth year people growing increasingly desperate, need for assistance heightens

A heartbreaking photo of a little boy, Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when the boat he was on capsized off the coast of Turkey. Thousands of people desperately trying to find refuge in Europe. For many, these stories have been a renewed call-to-action to help Syrians fleeing violence and bloodshed in their country.

St. Timothy's Pembroke Installation

St. Timothy's. Pembroke officially welcomed their new pastor, Rev. Bruce Thompson at his installation this past Sunday.

Pictured here are, l-r, 
Rev. James Goos, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Alice 
Rev. David Metzger, retired 
Rev. Norine Gullons, St.. John’s Lutheran Church, Arnprior 
Rev. Bruce Thompson, St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Pembroke 
Rev. Doug Reble, Assistant to the Bishop, Eastern Synod 
Father Michael Read, Rector of St. Lawrence Anglican Church, Brockville.

Northern Area Spring Event

St. Timothy’s Copper Cliff was the place to be when young members of a church choir from St. Stephen’s in Bloomingdale, Minnesota put on a wonderful performance of Joseph and the Technicolored Dreamcoat. On June 12, this talented group of kids from grade 7 through 12 put on a show that delighted the audience. 

Faith in Action:

Glass Crosses

Gayle Thompson has found a way to use her love of glass to benefit her congregation.

Gayle has been making stained glass for 35 years and for the last decade has also been kiln fusing glass.  A few years ago she started making crosses for church fund raising. The crosses were popular at the church so this year, with Bishop Pryse’s permission, she took some to the Bishop’s Retreat. The response was very positive, with several people asking how they could get some for their church as confirmation gifts as well as for themselves.

Faith in Action: