A statement regarding hymns written by David Haas

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. 

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Task Force Addressing Homophobia, Biphobia And Transphobia Invites LGBTQ2SIA Community to Share Stories, Experiences

The task force addressing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is inviting people in the LGBTQ2SIA community to share stories and experiences in order to help form the task force’s report and recommendations.

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End of Year Giving

Financial support at various expressions of the ELCIC enables us to all live out the call within our church, the wider community and the world. 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.

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Anglicans, Lutherans to Meet for Assembly in 2022

October 13, 2021

Delegates to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s National Convention and the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod will gather together next July, for Assembly 2022.

Inspired by the theme Let there be Greening, delegates, special guests and partners will gather for worship, workshops, special presentations and business sessions. 

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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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Conferral of the Companion of the Worship Arts

The Companion of the Worship Arts is an honour conferred in recognition of signficant contribution at the national, synodical and congregational level of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the national level of The Anglican Church of Canada.

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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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