The ‘Lord is My Light’ is the inspirational solo selected and offered by Oscar Zarnke on the occasion of his retirement from St. John’s Lutheran Church (Waterloo) Choir duties at age 98. Oscar’s commitment and dedication to the choir covers 84 years, having started as a boy soprano when he was 14 years old. His career has seen over two dozen Pastors, approximately twelve organists and two church edifices while belonging to ONE congregation. Over the decades he has attended over 4000 choir rehearsals and untold number of worship services.
Christians across Canada are giving up practices that hurt the environment
Lutheran - Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017
November 10, 2017
Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King
Faith in Action:
Every two years, the ELCIC and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) host a national gathering of youth and their leaders. CLAY 2018 will take place on August 15-19, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. To register for threads, please visit: https://www.eply.com/clay2018. General information surrounding CLAY 2018 can be found at: www.claygathering.ca.
A series of eight bulletin inserts on the place where truth-telling and racial justice meet has been prepared by the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop), The Episcopal Church (The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate), Anglican Church of Canada (The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate), and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National B ishop).
From February 1-7, 2018, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will observe World Interfaith Harmony Week. The ELCIC will join with others around the world in this week of reflection and public witness on what it means to be people of faith, regardless of religious affiliation. Being in dialogue with people of other faith traditions enriches our own mission and ministry, and helps us create a climate where we can work together for peace and justice.
I’m sure the vast host of parenting experts would have much to say about my decision to put my tiny, three year old daughter on a 30 year old wooden toboggan and give her a good push down a short but rather steep hill - a hill that emptied out onto a road. Yes, I’m sure the parenting experts would have much to say about that!
Faith in Action:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) lifts up the last Sunday of February as Diaconal Sunday to raise awareness of diakonia (service) as a vital dimension of the church's witness and of rostered diaconal ministry as a valuable expression of church leadership. CLWR Executive Director Robert Granke has written this year's Diaconal Sunday sermon, based on the readings for the 2nd Sunday in Lent.
Nurture future leaders of CLWR by contributing to the Intern Support Fund which will be established in Robert Granke’s name to support interns preparing for a future of humanitarian service.
For more information go to https://www.clwr.org/donate/intern-support-fund