On Thursday, December 14, leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and The Anglican Church of Canada wrote to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
It has come to our attention that Musician David Haas has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women spanning many years. Evangelical Lutheran Worship includes four hymns by him: “Blest Are They” (ELW 728), “Now We Remain” (ELW 500), “We Are Called” (ELW 720), and “You Are Mine” (ELW 581). Several institutions have requested congregations to no longer sing works by Haas pending an investigation.
Financial support at various expressions of the ELCIC enables us to all live out the call to be a church In Mission for Others. As we draw near the end of the year, you and the members of your congregation may be considering end-of-year gifts to ensure these vital ministries have the ongoing support they need. Donations can be made online and through your congregation.
On November 24 and 25 youth and young adult leaders from across Canada gathered virtually for the annual Stronger Together gathering. Typically held in-person, this year the Canadian Anglican and Lutheran youth leaders event was conducted via Zoom, free of charge amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
On National Housing Day, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson, Anglican Church of Canada Primate Linda Nichols and Anglican Church of Canada National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald encourage prayer and advocacy to ensure all have access to safe, affordable housing.
We uphold in prayer the family and friends who mourn the death of Bishop Ron Mayan, who died November 17, 2020.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) ecently began a year-long ‘Living our Faith’ emphasis on reading the Bible.