An Update on the 2022 ELCIC National Convention

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. 

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A Statement from the ELCIC’s National Church Council on Ukraine

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.

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Deadline extended – Leadership Award

Do you know someone, rostered or lay, who should be recognized for their outstanding contributions in service to the wider church? Nominate them for the ELCIC Leadership Award!

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Ukraine emergency appeal

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) calls on its members to respond through prayer and financial support to the urgent humanitarian needs in Ukraine.

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An update on Assembly 2022

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Linda Nicholls share an update on Assembly 2022 planning.

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Lutheran Young Adults for Climate Justice Event – February 19

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.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

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.

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Call for Nominations to ELCIC’s National Church Council and Court of Adjudication.

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.

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A Joint Christmas Message From the Primate and National Bishop

When we remember 2021, we will remember the pandemic and its global effects as wave after wave of illness, lockdowns, missed events and lost opportunities washed over us.

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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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