I am writing to invite your congregation to become a signatory to the “Covenant Concerning the Life and Ministry of the Eastern Synod, ELCIC”
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Covenant Concerning the Life and Ministry of the Eastern Synod, ELCIC
The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. Jeremiah 31:31
Our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3: 5-6
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, its synods and congregations have been engaged since 2011 in a process of structural renewal. During this same period our National Bishop, Susan Johnson, has called on members of our church to engage in a process of personal spiritual renewal.
This historic moment of regeneration in the life of our church provides a timely opportunity to renew the promises made when congregations first came together, more than 150 years ago, to create our synod.
The Synod and its congregations are committed to ministry together for the sake of God’s mission in the world. Our common purpose is the work that marks us as “a church in mission for others” – namely the things we do together that we could not do on our own.
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