Leaders from several Canadian churches are visiting Ottawa to urge government officials and Members of Parliament to further advocate for a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel.
Rev. Dr. William David Huras, Bishop (retired) passes away
Rev. Dr. William (Bill) David Huras, former Bishop of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the age of 90 years.
Pastoral Letter to the Church
A pastoral letter to the church following a recent ruling from the ELCIC Court of Appeal.
The full letter is available for download.
ELCIC National Office announces new diversity, equity and inclusion position
Beginning August 1, Carmen Ramirez will join the ELCIC National Office in the newly created role of assistant to the bishop for diversity, equity and inclusion.
“It Has Been a Good Three Years” – National Church Council presents its report to Convention
National Church Council (NCC) presented its report via video to delegates at the 2022 ELCIC National Convention during the first business session.
National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21
ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson has written to the church in advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, a day “intended to strengthen and encourage us in daily practices and actions for truth, healing and reconciliation.”
Jerusalem and the Holy Land Sunday
The ELCIC joins with the Anglican Church of Canada in lifting up the seventh Sunday of Easter as Jerusalem and the Holy Land Sunday. This year, Jerusalem and the Holy Land Sunday is May 29, 2022.
Ken Hartviksen, former ELCIC treasurer, dies
Ken Hartviksen, former treasurer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), died unexpectantly on Wednesday, April 13 in the intensive care unit at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, from complications due to minor surgery.
An Earth Day message from Lutheran, Anglican leaders
Leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and Anglican Church of Canada share an Earth Day message. The text from the letter follows. A pdf version can be downloaded here.
“I have seen the Lord.”
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls share an Easter message reminding us of the hope, joy and promise of the risen Christ.