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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada’s largest Lutheran denomination with 182,077 baptized members in 624 congregations. It is a member of the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches.

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CANADIAN CHURCH LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM IN CANADA Winnipeg, December 9, 2003 (ELCIC)--Nine church leaders, representing many of the Christian churches in Canada and working through the facilitation of the Canadian Council of Churches, of which they are members, call upon all within church communities and all Canadians to resist anti-Semitism in this country.
ELCIC NATIONAL CHURCH COUNCIL ADOPTS ACTION PLAN FOR ADDRESSING SAME-SEX BLESSINGS Winnipeg, November 6, 2003 (ELCIC) -- National Church Council (NCC) adopted an action plan on Tuesday, November 4, 2003, for addressing the question of same-sex blessings across this church.
ELCIC AND LWF READY TO WELCOME ASSEMBLY GUESTS TO WINNIPEG Winnipeg, July 18, 2003 (ELCIC)--LWF General Secretary, Rev Dr. Ismael Noko and ELCIC National Bishop, Raymond Schultz welcomed journalists at a pre-Assembly press conference yesterday.
CELEBRATION SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE FORKS JULY 27, 2003 Winnipeg, July 17, 2003 (ELCIC)--Celebration Sunday, held in conjunction with the Lutheran World Federation Tenth Assembly this summer, will feature vibrant, young musical talent. Jon Buller, Juno award nominee and well-known local Christian musician and his band will open a concert on Scotiabank Stage at 2:00 p.m. Krystaal, a unique Christian music group from Saskatoon will also share their music and their amazing story of flight from their homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) and eventual reunion in Canada.
NATIVE POTTERY TO HIGHLIGHT COMMUNION AT LWF ASSEMBLY Winnipeg, July 9, 2003 (ELCIC)--When delegates to the Lutheran World Federation Assembly receive Communion during worship services at their convention in Winnipeg later this month, they’ll be drinking wine from cups bearing traditional native designs that go back to the time of Jesus.
VISA DENIALS STILL A CONCERN -- BISHOP APPEALS TO MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION (2) Winnipeg, July 8, 2003 (ELCIC) -- National Bishop Raymond Schultz of the ELCIC wrote yesterday to the Honorable Denis Coderre, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Government of Canada, outlining again the difficulties that are threatening the Lutheran World Federation Tenth Assembly due to the government's refusal to grant entry visas to 29 of the delegates.
VISA DENIALS STILL A CONCERN -- BISHOP APPEALS TO MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION July 7, 2003, Winnipeg -- National Bishop Raymond Schultz of the ELCIC wrote today to the Honorable Denis Coderre, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Government of Canada, outlining again the difficulties that are threatening the Lutheran World Federation Tenth Assembly due to the government's refusal to grant entry visas to 29 of the delegates.
WINNIPEG SET TO WELCOME LUTHERANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Winnipeg, June 23, 2003 (ELCIC)--Local tourism officials and hoteliers are primed to extend the welcome mat for the global village that will make Winnipeg its home for 10 days in July.
NEW DAUGHTER FOR ETIENNE AND JEANNE FOMGBAMI Winnipeg, June 19, 2003 (ELCIC) - Etienne and Jeanne Fomgbami welcomed their sixth child and third daughter into the world today.
LUTHER EXHIBIT TO HIGHLIGHT LUTHERAN WORLD ASSEMBLY IN WINNIPEG Winnipeg, June 19, 2003 (ELCIC) -- A rare exhibit of Martin Luther memorabilia will highlight the Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Winnipeg July 21to 31, 2003.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE AT LWF ASSEMBLY Winnipeg, June 9, 2003 (ELCIC) -- Next month, a caravan of camper trailers will leave British Columbia and travel eastward across the Prairies, picking up others along the way, until it arrives in Winnipeg at one of the largest religious gatherings ever held in the city.
LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION ASSEMBLY IN WINNIPEG MARKS HOMECOMING FOR GENERAL SECRETARY Winnipeg, May 28, 2003 (ELCIC)--When the Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko arrived in Brunkild, Manitoba in 1974 as a young interim pastor of the local Lutheran congregation, he had never baptized a white child before.
MANITOBA BIRCH CANDLE HOLDERS DESIGNED FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY Winnipeg, May 28, 2003 (ELCIC)-- Clarence Yahnke of Ridgeville, Manitoba, took a walk in the woods last winter on a special mission: The semi-retired cattle farmer needed to find some 122 meters of white birch logs to build nine large, rustic candle holders for use this summer at an international gathering of Lutherans in Winnipeg.
LWF SATISFIED WITH SARS PRECAUTIONS IN CANADA: TENTH ASSEMBLY TO PROCEED AS SCHEDULED Winnipeg, May 27, 2003 (ELCIC)--The Lutheran World Federation is satisfied that the recent SARS outbreak in Canada has been curbed and will have no effect on the LWF's 10th Assembly here in July, Secretary General Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko said at a press conference in Winnipeg May 22nd.
PROFESSIONAL FUND RAISING SERVICES TO CONTINUE Winnipeg, May 27, 2003 (ELCIC) -- LLM--Canada will continue to provide professional fundraising and stewardship counselling services
MNO SYNOD SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION OF YOUTH MINISTRY FACILITATOR/CAMPUS CHAPLAIN Winnipeg, May 20, 2003 (ELCIC)--The Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod is looking for a Youth Ministry Facilitator/Campus Chaplain to serve as a member of the synod staff team. The person filling this position will provide ministry as a Synod Youth Ministry Facilitator on a basis of 50% of full time and ministry as a Campus Chaplain at University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg on a basis of 50% of full time.
WINNIPEG PREPARES FOR LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION ASSEMBLY Winnipeg, May 20, 2003 (ELCIC)--The Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), will visit Winnipeg May 22-25 to promote the Tenth LWF Assembly, being held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba July 21-31. It will be one of the largest religious gatherings ever held in the western Canadian city.
PRAYERS FOR FOMGBAMI FAMILY Winnipeg, May 5, 2003 (ELCIC) – Etienne Fomgbami's younger brother, MAGALIE Robert, died suddenly on Saturday, May 3, 2003 of an apparent heart attack while playing soccer.
CANADA LUTHERAN EDITOR RESIGNS Winnipeg, February 24, 2003, (ELCIC) -- The Rev. Kenn Ward, Editor of Canada Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, has resigned effective May 19. He has accepted the call to be senior pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Camrose, Alberta.
WAR IS A FAILURE OF POLITICS, SAYS ELCIC NATIONAL BISHOP Winnipeg, February 6, 2003 (ELCIC) -- “We need to understand that war, even in those very rare moments that make the use of force tragically necessary, is the failure of politics and a consequence of our human sinfulness,” said the Rev. Raymond L. Schultz, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), in a message to members of the ELCIC released earlier this week.
TWO YOUTH SOUGHT FOR LWF PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM Winnipeg, January 21, 2003 (ELCIC) -- The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has asked the ELCIC to nominate one female and one male youth, ages 18-30, to participate in a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
CLWR ISSUES ETHIOPIA APPEAL AS FOOD CRISIS LOOMS Winnipeg, January 10, 2003, (ELCIC) -- Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has launched an appeal to help Ethiopians in the grip of near-famine conditions brought on by drought.

 

 

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