For many years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has been in partnership with Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Unida (IELU). This church-to-church relationship, also known as a bilateral relationship, is one of the many ways the ELCIC lives out its call to ministry in the area of Global Mission.
Following prayerful consideration at its March 2022 meeting, the ELCIC’s National Church Council (NCC) made the decision to hold the 2022 ELCIC National Convention as a virtual online gathering to conduct essential business of the church and to hold a special in-person convention in 2023 to allow time for a fuller gathering experience.
The ELCIC’s National Church Council met virtually from March 4-6, 2022. As part of their work, they issued the following statement.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) joins the World Council of Churches, The Lutheran World Federation, and the Canadian Council of Churches in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and global solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
On Saturday, February 19, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the British Columbia Synod are hosting a climate justice action group event entitled Lutheran Young Adults for Climate Change. The free event will be held online via Zoom. Those interested in attending are asked to register at: https://bit.ly/3Grvc3o.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls shared a joint message encouraging members of both churches to observe the annual United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1-7 in ways that are meaningful to their local context.
Elections will be held at the 2022 Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Convention in Calgary, Alberta July 12-15, 2022 for vacant positions on the National Church Council and the Court of Appeal.