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2003 Convention Choir

May 2003

We know what it's like. You get busy and forget to check http://www.elcic.ca for new and interesting resources. Also, as our website grows, it takes longer to check out all the information.

E–Communiqué, our free e–mail bulletin, will appear in your email in–box approximately every 9 weeks, alerting you to new and seasonally–appropriate resources on the ELCIC website.

Follow the live links in this bulletin to read, print, cut and paste or link to other sites. If you prefer to receive the resources in print, order using the information below.

We encourage you to send us the email addresses of other leaders in your congregation who could benefit from this information. Of course, you can stop receiving it at any time by sending us the message "Unsubscribe E–Communiqué" with your first and last name or the name of your church and city.

Save time by skimming our list of topics. Continue only if they are of interest to you.

Below you will find:

LWF Assembly (back to top)

No more delaying! Now is the time to volunteer to help this summer. Visit //elcic.ca/lwf/volunteer.html for information and application form or contact the orders desk.

Employment Opportunity (back to top)

The MNO 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. A full position description is available on request from the MNO Synod Office (204–889–3760) or e–mail dgervais@elcic.ca . This position is open to ordained clergy or qualified lay persons. Please forward resumé and covering letter by July 15, 2003 to: Bishop Richard Smith, Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, 201–3657 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R3R OE2

Mission in the World (back to top)

At the National Convention in Camrose, you are invited to the Mission in the World luncheon on Friday, June 13, hosted by the Program Coordinator, Kelvin Krieger. Come and hear from international guest Rev Nehemias Parada, President of the ELC of Colombia (IELCO), concerning IELCO's response to the struggles faced by the Colombian people. An introduction and Spanish translation will be provided by Rev Jose Ariza, returned ELCIC missionary to Colombia.

"Tok Ples" School Materials is the focus project in 2003 for "Gifts Over and Above". In Papua New Guinea, "Tok Ples" refers to the local village language. The ELC of Papua New Guinea requires funds to produce "Tok Ples" classroom materials for their elementary schools. $838 has been donated to date but the need is for $7,500. To find our more about this project, view a photo story at //elcic.ca/mission and contact Kelvin Krieger (vim@elcic.ca) or ext. 164 at the National Office.

Copyright/Licensing Concerns and Offers (back to top)

Do you show popular movies, videos or clips at your church? Are you doing it legally? The only way that you can answer "yes" to that question is if you have purchased a Public Performance License. Audio Ciné Films Inc (ACF) is the exclusive Canadian representative for the majority of Canadian, American and foreign film studios and as such, issues annual public performance site licenses. More information at http://www.acf-film.com or call 1 800 289.8887. An informational brochure from ACF is also available from the ELCIC orders desk.

National Film Board policy states "…non–profit organizations that have obtained this video directly from the NFB or an authorized distributor have the right to show this video, free of charge, to the public." For more information call 1 800 267–7710

No license is required to show videos produced by ELCIC, GHDA or CLWR. Please read the small print before using materials from other organizations.

Are you ready to learn more about collective societies? Try

Did you know that Microsoft has for all of its products a "charitable licensing option" that would allow your church to purchase software at a considerable discount? For more information on this program and its limitations, send an email query to jhalmarson@shaw.ca.

Congregational Resources (back to top)

The 2003 ELCIC Yearbook was mailed to your church in April. Please note that the phone number for Paul Johnson, Assistant to the National Bishop (Worship/Ecumenical Relations) should be 984–9175. And, the 2004 ELCIC Yearbook will be available in print for a cost of $20. An order form appears as the first page in the 2003 edition.

Partners for Healing – Global Hunger and Development Appeal (GHDA) and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) are collaborating on a set of resources for congregations. From worship and Bible study to take–home tools, this package will allow you to learn more about and contribute to the mission of our church. Available in the fall. Watch for more details in the coming months.

October 19–26, 2003 is Religious Awareness Week. Sponsored by the Ontario Multifaith Council on Spiritual and Religious Care, it offers an opportunity to recognize the value of spiritual and religious care and to honour those who provide it. Information and resources are available at http://www.omc.ca/sandrcare/ or call 1–888–837–0923.

Mousepad (back to top)

Have you ever wondered what happens to the information so painstakingly entered into your annual parochial report? When your congregation, sends it off to Synod Office, staff enters the information into their database. Because all five synods use Rasmus now, the data is also immediately available to National Office and it is there that summaries are compiled.

Your 2003 Yearbook holds last year's data–congregations, pastors, statistics about membership, finances, and worship activity. Your current data will be used to vision for the future. By responsibly filing that report in a timely manner you have affected your congregation, synod, the ELCIC and the future. Thank you! (Acts 20:28)

Some of the resources mentioned are available from the ELCIC national office. If you prefer to order those materials in print, phone 1.888.786.6707 extension 177 or 204.984.9177; email orders@elcic.ca; or fax your order to 204.984.9185 "Attn Orders Desk". Be sure to fully describe the item and tell us the quantity you need. You will be invoiced when the order is filled.


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