(TORONTO, September 19, 2011) – On the morning of Thursday, September 22nd, Bishops from the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Churches, dressed in their ecclesiastical vestments and mitres, will reach out to thousands of commuters across the greater Toronto area to invite them ‘Back to Church’.
Every September, hundreds of thousands of students descend upon the university campuses in Waterloo, Ont.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Waterloo (now known as Lutheran Campus Federation of Ontario - Waterloo) welcomes students to campus life by offering a variety of programs, events and Bible studies to keep them connected to their faith. We also seek understanding of other faith traditions within the diversified community of the university by working alongside other faith groups to raise awareness of social justice issues and student concerns.
Faith in Action:
The Global Day of Prayer for Prison Ministry
August 25th, 2011 is the 26th anniversary of the International Prison Chaplains Association. Celebrate this day by uniting in prayer and spirit.
Teresa Kellendonk from Edmonton, Alberta prepared materials to be used in prisons, places of worship and for your own reflection on August 25th. By doing so, you can unite with prison chaplains around the globe as they pray for prison ministry.
For more information: www.ipcaworldwide.org
Faith in Action:
NEWS RELEASE from the National office of the ELCIC:
Winnipeg, 26 July 2011 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), is appealing to its members for financial support to assist with relief efforts for drought-affected people in East Africa.
Following more than two hours of debate, delegates of the 2011 ELCIC National Convention approved a Social Statement on Human Sexuality. The results came late in a day and were done by written ballot, with 213 votes in favour of the motion and 134 against. Read more here.
The following persons from the Eastern Synod were elected to the National Church Council by the National Convention of the ELCIC:
Ms. Pat Lovell, Rev. Jeffrey Smith and Rev. Heather Spencer.
The 13th Biennial convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada rose in a standing ovation today, when it was announced that Bishop Susan Johnson had been re-elected on the second ballot for another four-year term.
Saskatoon, 15 July 2011 -- ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson encouraged delegates to let the Holy Spirit lead them through the coming days of convention as she delivered her Report of the National Bishop to delegates, special guests and visitors attending the 13th Biennial National Convention taking place July 14–17 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.
Saskatoon, 14 July 2011 -- More than 325 delegates and over 150 visitors joined their voices and hearts in worship to open the 13th Biennial National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) on Thursday, July 14 at TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK.
ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson preached at the opening worship service.
A special service was held on May 1, 2011 in Fort Erie, ON to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Full Communion between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church. See highlights of the service on YouTube .