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Printable Version of E-Notes: Issue 13

In addition to our regular E-Notes update, E-Notes will now also be available to congregations in a seperate printable PDF version that can be distributed to those without email or internet access (It will look a bit different but will contain all the same information). We hope this will make it easier for you in passing information along.

Attached is our Issue 13 of E-Notes

NEWS RELEASE From the National Office of the ELCIC

ELCIC members encouraged to prayerfully support the meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nation leaders through prayer

Winnipeg, 10 January 2013 -- Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) are encouraged to join in solidarity with KAIROS and other denominations across Canada in support of the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders.

2012 ELCIC Praise Appeal

This year's contribution received at the National Office as of December 1, 2012 was $138,542.08. The Eastern Synod's contribution towards this was $122,792.40.

Thank you all for your dedication to the 2012 ELCIC Praise Appeal.

Please see the attached letter from Bishop Susan Johnson.

Give "1gift4good" this Advent and Christmas

Greetings during this last week of Advent,

Many of you are busy preparing for this sacred time of the year. Recently you received a message from our National Office. In it our National Bishop, Susan Johnson says, “we hope to act out and act upon the gift that we have received through the birth of Jesus.” Jesus Christ is 1gift4good that radically changes our world and the way we are called to live within it.

Rev. Philip Heinze's Letter to the Congregation Regarding Eastern Synod's Assembly Motion 3.1

Motion 3.1 included the following directive:

We therefore request Synod Council and the Director of Public Policy and Service Ministries to identify or develop resources to help congregations study and work toward restorative practices and just peace in the world, and to respond to violence in the home, at work and at school, and in that perpetrated against creation.