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Statement on Communion practices during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear clergy of the ELCIC,

First of all, thank you all for the incredible work you are doing in this time of pandemic. In many and various ways you are being so creative in using new and old technologies to continue to minister to God’s people and provide spiritual nourishment. We know that you are working harder than ever. Well done, good and faithful servants.

Eastern Synod Office Closed

Dear friends in Christ,

As per the Government of Ontario’s March 23, 2020 order to close non-essential businesses, effective today, we will cease regular operations at the Eastern Synod office. Plans are in place for staff members to work remotely from home and we have every confidence in our ability to effectively continue our core functions.

An update on coronavirus (COVID-19) and communities of the ELCIC

Dear friends in Christ,

Since the letter issued by our Bishops on March 4, 2020, the World Health Organization has categorized the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. Infection rates have risen, along with many people’s level of concern. We have received many questions and requests over the past days and feel that another response is needed.