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February 11, 2013

The Lutheran World Federation – A Communion of Churches

LWF Reaction to Pope Benedict’s Announced Resignation

GENEVA, 11 February 2013 (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has received “with surprise” today the news that Pope Benedict XVI intends to resign as head of the... full post »

February 07, 2013
January 31, 2013

A Garden in Mission for Others

As the snow falls on the streets of Ottawa, a forest sprouts to life in the basement of 86 year old Cyril Benson. A member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, an avid gardener and a volunteer at Ottawa’s Experimental Farm, Cyril excels at growing trees from... full post »

January 30, 2013

Just Three Things: What God Requires from Us.

April 12th – April 14th, 2013
Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Cost: $215.00 per person

HOST: Bishop Michael Pryse
SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS: Rev. Hans & Katharine Borch and Vicar Jennifer... full post »

January 30, 2013

The Eastern Synod Women's Ministries presents:

S P A ~ Sacred Place Away

Friday, May 24th... full post »

January 23, 2013

In addition to our regular E-Notes update, E-Notes will now also be available to congregations in a seperate printable PDF version that can be distributed to those without email or internet access (It will look a bit different but will contain all the same information). We hope this will make it... full post »

January 23, 2013

The Eastern Synod Budget is now available from Jeff Pym. See attached files "Eastern Synod Narrative Budget" and "It's a Wonderful Synod" which break down and explain the budget. They are available in colour or black and white versions (for easier printing).

We encourage congregations to... full post »

January 14, 2013
The Canadian Council of Christian Charities would like to inform us about new changes to the Clergy Residence Deduction Form T1223 by Canada Revenue Agency. To view the article by the CCCC go to
January 11, 2013

ELCIC members encouraged to prayerfully support the meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nation leaders through prayer

Winnipeg, 10 January 2013 -- Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) are encouraged to join in solidarity with KAIROS and other... full post »

January 03, 2013

This year's contribution received at the National Office as of December 1, 2012 was $138,542.08. The Eastern Synod's contribution towards this was $122,792.40.

Thank you all for your dedication to the 2012 ELCIC Praise Appeal.

Please see the attached letter from Bishop Susan... full post »