The ELCIC, through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), is appealing to its members to provide support to families, especially children and youth, whose lives have been devastated by the violent civil war in Syria.
Donations will help provide shoes, clothes and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable people, including those who are chronically ill or disabled, pregnant women and mothers with infants.
ELCIC members are asked to donate to the appeal by making a designated offering donation for "Syrian Refugee Relief" through their congregation.
Within the ecumenical sphere there are those relationships which take on the character of Full Communion. The ELCIC enjoys such a relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada under the terms of the Waterloo Declaration.
Anglicans and Lutherans increasingly gather in Waterloo Ministries - these are communities sharing rostered ministers, worship, facilities and programs. We regularly lift one another up in an annual Cycle of Prayer. And in July 2013, Lutherans and Anglicans gathered in Ottawa for a joint assembly.
Plan to be part of Weaving Strands: Liturgy for Living, July 20-23 in Edmonton, the Joint National Worship Conference of the ELCIC and the Anglican Church of Canada. Presenters David Cherwin and Ruth Meyers, as well as guest Paul Fromberg, together with over 25 workshop presenters will explore how we are formed as God's people through music, liturgy, art, drama, food, fun, poetry, multimedia, movement, stories, nature, interwoven with Anglican, Lutheran, and cross-generational threads, to create meaningful and transformational worship.
Find out more on the conference website.