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Bishop Michael Pryse re-elected on first ballot

Congratulations Bishop Michael Pryse!

Ordained on June 7, 1985, he served in Mildmay, Neustadt and Burlington before becoming an Assistant to the Bishop in 1990.This year marks the 20th anniversary of his election as Bishop of the Eastern Synod. Collecting countless frequent flyer miles along the way, he continues to be committed to the cause of Christian unity and is a strong advocate for multi faith co-operation. He and his wife Lois have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

 

 

 

A letter to the church on World Refugee Day

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church on World Refugee Day 2018.

Download a pdf of the letter here: http://elcic.ca/documents/201806worldrefugeedaylettertothechurch.pdf

A text version of the letter follows:

Dear friends,

Today I am in Waterloo, Ont. taking part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) World Refugee Day Prayer Breakfast.

Report from Guyana

A delegation from the Eastern Synod, including Bishop Pryse, Laurie Knott and Rev Riitta Hepomaki visited the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana, our companion church. This year marks the 275th anniversary of the ELCG.
Here is the report of the trip:

 

 

 

“Thanks For All You Do”

I suspect almost every museum, art gallery, school, and church in the world has a place where they store their lost and found items. I know the four congregations I was privileged to serve certainly did. I have often thought that the “lost and found” name is a complete misnomer. Nothing presently in that box has yet to be “found” certainly not by its true owner and nothing in that box may ever be found or claimed. Every item sits patiently and quietly, week after week, hopelessly separated from its rightful owner.

Faith in Action:

St. Peter's Ottawa Serves Chili Lunch

Members and friends of St Peter's Ottawa hosted a chili lunch at a local downtown drop-in centre. This is a part of the ongoing ministry of St Peter's, a downtown congregation, that sees first-hand the devastating effects of poverty and homelessness. One of the lunch guests commented how wonderful it is to get a home cooked meal. Our small acts of kindness can create huge impact - not only in the lives of the recipients, but even more so by changing our perception of our
neighbours.

Faith in Action:

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