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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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An archive of news releases, memos and other information distributed by the ELCIC. To view the full text of the release, please click on the title.

ELCIC MISSIONARIES REPORT ON SITUATION IN ARGENTINA Winnipeg, December 21, 2001 (ELCIC) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has received word from its missionaries serving in Argentina, Greg and Marla Kiel and their family, about the current crisis in that country.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR COMPANION OF THE WORSHIP ARTS Winnipeg, December 21, 2001 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada is accepting nominations for the Companion of the Worship Arts.
CANADA LUTHERAN PUBLISHING EIGHT ISSUES IN 2002 Winnipeg, December 13, 2001 (ELCIC) -- Canada Lutheran will appear eight times in 2002, approximately every 45 days, with a pause in the summer.
CANCELLATION OF COLLISION WITH CULTURE Winnipeg, December 6, 2001 (ELCIC) -- Bishop Raymond Schultz, in consultation with people across the ELCIC, has made a decision to cancel “Collision with Culture,” the joint worship and mission event that was scheduled to take place in Winnipeg on August 7-11, 2002. The decision to cancel was made because complications in the planning process undermined the church’s ability to ensure a successful event.
ANGLICAN COLUMNIST BEGINS WITH CANADA LUTHERAN Winnipeg, December 5, 2001 (ELCIC) -- Canada Lutheran is pleased to announce that Carolyn Purden has agreed to write a new column which will debut in the February issue. She is a freelance writer and a former editor of The Anglican Journal.
CELEBRATION OF FULL COMMUNION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE Winnipeg, November 22, 2001 (ELCIC) --The Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada celebrated Full Communion between their two churches at a special joint service held in Waterloo, Ontario, on Sunday, July 8, 2001. The video of that service is now available for purchase through Anglican Book Centre.
GRANKE APPOINTED TO LUTHERAN WORLD SERVICE Winnipeg, November 16, 2001, (ELCIC) -- The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has appointed Robert Granke as the director of the LWF Department of World Service. In order to accept the appointment, Mr. Granke has resigned as Secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and hopes to begin his new position in March or April 2002. He was elected to a second term as Secretary at the ELCIC's National Convention in Waterloo in July.
CONSULTATION STRENGTHENS COLLABORATION BETWEEN SYNODS AND NATIONAL CHURCH Winnipeg, November 14, 2001 (ELCIC) -- A consultation in Winnipeg, October 26-27, 2001, provided key leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) with an opportunity to meet as colleagues and partners in ministry, to share experiences from their unique perspectives, to discuss plans for mission and ministry, and to recommend ways to work together as synods and a national church.
LWF ASSEMBLY OFFERS NORTH AMERICAN LUTHERANS MANY OPPORTUNITIES Winnipeg, November 14, 2001 (ELCIC) -- Many opportunities for North American Lutherans are beginning to emerge as plans for the Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) develop. The Assembly will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 21 to 31, 2003, with the theme "For the Healing of the World." People from all parts of the globe are expected to gather in Winnipeg for the event.
ELCIC BISHOPS CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR JEWISH AND MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS Winnipeg, September 14, 2001 (ELCIC) -- Rev. Telmor Sartison, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and Rev. Raymond Schultz, National Bishop-Elect, have issued a joint letter to members of the ELCIC expressing their concern over reports of threats and violence directed at Muslims, Arabs and Jews living in Canada in the aftermath of the events of September 11th. They call for ELCIC members to counteract such reaction with prayer and by reaching out to their Jewish and Muslim neighbours with expressions of concern and support.


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