June 14, 2007
As the ELCIC prepares for the 11th Biennial National Convention taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from June 21 to 24, 2007 - the following are just a few of the new items that are being added to the ELCIC website.
National Bishop's Sermon for Congregational Use on June 24 - National Bishop Raymond Schultz has written a sermon that can be used on Sunday, June 24, 2007. As many clergy will be attending worship that morning at the National Convention in Winnipeg, congregational leaders are encouraged to use this sermon in their pulpits that day. This sermon can be found at the following link in a pdf format: http://elcic.ca/In-Convention/2007-Winnipeg/Highlights.cfm (Please note that this sermon is not for further publication or public distribution prior to June 24.)
From the Waters of Creation Now Available Online - The winning entry from the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission's Hymn Text competition is available online from June to October 1. Author Keri Wehlander has provided permission for congregations to use this piece during this period and posted her hymn on her website: http://www.creativeworship.ca/
General Convention 2007 Information - Information and highlights on the 11th Biennial Convention are available online at http://www.elcic.ca/convention/2007 - this section of the ELCIC website will continue to be updated throughout convention.