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February 22, 2019

It’s Sunday morning. You look around and see more people than normal in the pews. There are a lot of visitors today as family and friends join to celebrate a baptism. The Music Director is just about to play the opening chord for the first hymn when a shout is heard, “Fire!”. How would you... full post »

February 19, 2019

Rhenish Church in Markham, Ontario celebrated the grand opening of the Dorcas Community Centre on Feb. 10th. Rev Riitta Hepomaki, Assistant to the Bishop was on hand to help cut... full post »

February 19, 2019

GSI is looking for people interested in joining their Board of Directors. The GSI Board is a fantastic place to get involved in a unique aspect of the ELCIC. Consider using your professional skills to provide governance, oversight and strategic direction to the pension and benefits plans... full post »

February 11, 2019

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) observes the last Sunday in February as Diaconal Sunday, in order to celebrate and lift up the witness expressed through service (diakonia). Through the baptism all Christians are called to share God's word and to serve our neighbours in Christ's... full post »

January 18, 2019

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church reaffirming the church’s support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the right to free, prior and informed consent.... full post »

January 17, 2019

Greetings to all Women in the Eastern Synod,
I am happy to announce that all plans have been finalized for the Joy in the Journey Weekend Retreat at Niagara College, May 24-26, 2019.  Registration forms and information have been sent to each congregation in the Eastern Synod so look... full post »

January 17, 2019

December 31, 2018

Dear Synod family,

Peace to you. I want to say thank you for the opportunity to serve in mission with others in the capacity as Worship Ministries’ Director for the past ten years. I am grateful for the worship questions and experiences that have emerged in this... full post »

January 09, 2019

The Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Willard Metzger as Executive Director.

“As chair of CPJ's Board of Directors, I was privileged to be part of our five-person Hiring Committee. The committee's decision was difficult, but... full post »

December 18, 2018

Bishop Michael Pryse is delighted to announce the appointments of the following persons as Ministry Area Deans for a three year term beginning January 1, 2019.

Atlantic-- Kimber McNabb
Central Toronto-- Christian Ceconi
Georgian-- John Polacok
GTA East-- Suzanne Nevile... full post »

December 18, 2018

Bishop Michael Pryse is pleased to announce that the officers of the Eastern Synod have appointed the Rev. Hilla Lahtinen (HBMus, MDiv) to serve as the Synod’s Director of Worship Ministries effective January 1, 2019. In this part-time position, Hilla will serve as a resource person and... full post »