The Rev Mark Ehlebracht and the congregation of St. Peter's, Kitchener have graciously provided links to recordings of the joint sermon delivered by Bishop Michael Pryse and Bishop Douglas Crosby at the Common Prayer 500th Reformation Anniversary service on October 22, 2017. Please feel free to use these videos as you see fit.
Every year between January 18-25th is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship.
Today, we live with divisions even as we yearn for the unity promised and commissioned by Christ.
In a letter from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17, she invites prayers for all those affected by poverty and calls on church members to "raise awareness about the issues that contribute to poverty within our communities and engage in initiatives that address these challenges."
The full text of the letter follows.
Dear Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada,
On behalf of the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, I would like to invite you to an exciting participatory learning conference about synthetic biology, the future of food, and sustainable agriculture.
Dear Synod Family:
It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved brother and colleague, Rev. Chad Honneymann died last night as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Funeral arrangements are uncertain at this time but will be forwarded as soon as we are able.
Our prayers go out to Kim, Chad's family and the people of the Lutheran- Anglican Ministries of the Bruce.
In Fort McMurray, Alberta, the more than $527,500 raised by Canadian Lutherans is helping residents as they resettle and rebuild more than a year after wildfires caused widespread devastation in the region.
Get to know the current commitments made by ELCIC members and congregations to the ELCIC Reformation Challenge. Watch the full video and be inspired as congregations across our church share how and why they are engaged in the ELCIC Reformation Challenge. To watch the full video, please go to http://www.elcic.ca/ReformationChallenge.