National Bishop

Evolving ministry in IELU sees new classrooms nearing completion

For many years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has been in partnership with Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Unida (IELU). This church-to-church relationship, also known as a bilateral relationship, is one of the many ways the ELCIC lives out its call to ministry in the area of Global Mission.

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“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.

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A Joint Christmas Message From the Primate and National Bishop

When we remember 2021, we will remember the pandemic and its global effects as wave after wave of illness, lockdowns, missed events and lost opportunities washed over us.

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Lutheran, Anglican Bishops Write to the Prime Minister About the Climate Crisis

October 5, 2021

Bishops from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the climate crisis. Their calls for action come as the Canadian government prepares to participate in next month’s UN Climate Change Conference.

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Telling And Teaching The Truth: The Church’s Obligation To Education About the Ongoing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery

September 23, 2021

Leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have written to their churches as a sign of their commitments to the work toward truth, healing, justice and accurate education.

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A letter to the church in advance of Canada Day 2021 encouraging reflection

In a letter to the church in advance of Canada Day 2021, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson invites ELCIC members to join her in reflection, “on how we got here as a country and what we need to do to move towards reconciliation.”

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Supporting Bill C-15, a critical step toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson writes to the church to ask members to lend their voice to support Bill C-15, an Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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A Renewed Call to Reconciliation

Content warning: abuse, trauma, tragic loss of children, genocide


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2021 Summer Sermon Series

For the second summer in a row, ELCIC Bishops and Assistant to the Bishops are coming together to provide a series of sermons available for congregations to use from May 23 to September 12, 2021.

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An Open Letter to Members of the Senate on Ending Modern Slavery

ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson joins with Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Rev. Dr. Karin Achtelsetter, Executive Director of Canadian Lutheran World Relief, and Will Postma, Executive Director of Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund in writing to express support for Bill-S-216 and ending modern slavery.

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