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A letter from Anglican, Lutheran leaders for National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2020

In a letter from Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Anglican Church of Canada, and National Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the three leaders lift up National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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2020 Companions of the Worship Arts Recipients Announced

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Companion of the Worship Arts (CWA).

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Summer Sermon Series 2020

ELCIC Bishops and Assistants to the Bishops are preparing sermons for congregational use throughout the summer from June 14 to September 13. The sermons will be provided in both PDF and video format.

To access these resources, please email Trina.

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National, Synod Bishops acknowledge racisim "within us and within our communities"

In a letter to the church, ELCIC National and Synod Bishops acknowledge that, “racism is within us and within our communties.” The leaders call on all congregations and members to commit to doing the hard work and change our ways of thinking and our actions that demean and hurt, “We need to listen, learn, hear the stories, stand alongside of, speak up, speak out, and stand up against injustice.”

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Church leaders acknowledge the racism in their midst

In response to the demonstrations across the United States and Canada in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The United Church of Canada have issued a joint letter.

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A sermon from Bishop Susan for May 17

“There is no doubt that the way we are being church is different in these times, and it may last for a lot longer thank any of us had anticipated… But there is also no doubt that we still are a church, called to follow the way of Jesus and participate in God’s mission to love and save the world. In today’s gospel lesson Jesus reminds us that if we love him, we need to keep his commandments, to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and love our neighbours as ourselves.”

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A Thank You from National Bishop Susan Johnson

In a video message taped from her livingroom, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson shares her thanks to rostered leaders, congregational members, and to all who are finding creative ways of coming together during these challenging times of COVID-19. “We are all in this together, as Canadians, and as members of the ELCIC.”

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Supporting the Matching Donations Distribution Model

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National and Synod Bishops and Treasurers have written to The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development in support of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC)’s proposed Matching Donation Distribution Model.

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A public letter on guaranteed basic income

An open letter signed by 41 ELCIC and Anglican bishops to the Prime Minster, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance calling for a Guaranteed Basic Income.

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For the love of creation – an ecumenical initiative for climate justice

As churches in full communion, we share a deep concern for the care of creation and for addressing the climate crisis. We are now delighted to partner with other churches and faith-based organizations to mobilize Canada-wide education, reflection, action and advocacy for climate justice, under the banner For the Love of Creation.

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