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EMERGENCY: Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years.

Your support is needed now to prevent hunger.

It's a crisis few have heard about in North America, yet it has been classified at the highest level of humanitarian emergency, along with the war in

No rain due to the El Nino weather phenomenon has put more than 10 million people at risk for starvation in Ethiopia, and an estimated 400,000 children are at risk of developing severe acute malnutrition, which can lead to stunting, and physical and mental delays in development. It's the worst drought Ethiopia has experienced in 50 years.

Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund

Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Younan and General Secretary Junge to lead
October event

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on 31 October 2016 in Lund, Sweden.

Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge will lead the Ecumenical Commemoration in cooperation with the Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm.

2016 ELCIC Praise Appeal

Resources for holding a Praise Appeal Sunday in 2016 are now available online. The theme for the 2016 ELCIC Praise Appeal, Liberated by God's Grace: Human Beings - Not for Sale, echoes The Lutheran World Federation theme of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. You will see the ELCIC lift up this theme of Liberated by God's Grace and its three sub-themes (Creation - Not for Sale; Salvation - Not for Sale; Human Beings - Not for Sale) over the next three years as we participate in the international and ecumenical commemoration.

A Christmas message from National Bishop Susan Johnson and Archbishop Fred Hiltz

In what has become an annual tradition, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Fred Hiltz offer Christmas greetings in a joint video message.

The two leaders encourage us to be mindful of the migrant refugee crisis and the need to respond with open hearts to those seeking refugee among us. “Let us be like the innkeepers who provide a warm and safe place for those in need," says Bishop Johnson.

ELCIC National Office partners with staff at CLWR and LCC to sponsor a Syrian refugee family

National office staff from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) and the LCC Central District office are coming together for the first time to bring a Syrian refugee family to Canada.

The initiative will pool donations from individual staff members to raise the money needed to support a family for a year.

Balance Owing $00

St. Paul's Niagara Falls announced on Sunday November 15 that the remainder owing on the parking lot adjacent to the church, purchased in July 2014, had been paid in full.  Together with the owner of the restaurant on the opposite side of the property, St. Paul's had made an offer to the city of Niagara Falls to buy the 30 car parking lot and after some negotiating, the offer was accepted. On Sunday the church rejoiced, having paid off the debt in such a short time.