March 6, 2008
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)'s National Church Council (NCC) is meeting in Winnipeg from March 5-8. The council is meeting for an extra day during their spring meeting to include time for focusing on visioning and strategic development.
The March meeting of NCC commenced with Opening Worship Service at 3:00 p.m. at Laureate's Landing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson delivered the sermon during the service. A copy of the sermon is available on the Bishop's page of the ELCIC website: http://elcic.ca/From-the-Bishop/default.cfm
As part of the visioning session on Wednesday evening, NCC members spent time in Bible study. As well, a presentation consisting of an environmental scan on demographics and current trends in giving was presented by ELCIC Treasurer Ken Hartviksen.
The session adjourned for the evening at 9:00 p.m. with closing prayers. Thursday's session will commence at 9:00 a.m. and will continue the discussion on visioning. The business portion of the meeting will begin Friday after the lunch break.
Photo highlights from the meeting are available on the NCC page of the ELCIC website: http://elcic.ca/National-Church-Council/default.cfm
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada's largest Lutheran denomination with 174,555 baptized members in 620 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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