Unconventional outreach through Holy Week

The year 2020 will long be remembered by the COVID-19 pandemic. With public gatherings put on hold, typical Sunday services have been replaced with online livestreams, while morning/evening prayer gatherings have become pre-recorded YouTube videos. Rostered and lay leaders across the ELCIC explore creative and unconventional ways to bring about community outreach while honouring the many traditions surrounding Holy Week and Easter.

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Supporting your congregation during COVID-19 closures

While it is unknown how long this period of closures and suspension of in-person worship services will last across the country, ministry continues the best way possible.

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A different kind of Palm Sunday

Historically, Palm Sunday has been a time to gather in community with one another, marking the last week of Jesus’ life and his glorious entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday until his death on Friday.

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2020 Easter Message

Earlier last month, ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Linda Nicholls recorded a message looking towards the future as we journey with one another towards Easter.

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Palm Sunday message from our National Bishop

A message for Palm Sunday from our National Bishop Susan Johnson.

View the message on youtube: https://youtu.be/JE7Z9UfidtA

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Lutherans find new ways to serve community in the midst of COVID-19

These past few weeks have been challenging in many ways as we do our part to flatten the curve and prevent further spread of COVID-19. But how has this impacted those who, even before recent restrictions on our day-to-day lives, are struggling to make ends meet and have food for their families?

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A letter to the church as we look towards Holy Week

In a letter to the church as we look towards Holy Week, our ELCIC National and Synod Bishops remind us that, “although we are not able to physically gather in worship, Easter is not postponed. Resurrection is coming! Jesus still comes to each of us into our isolation and says peace be with you!”

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An Announcement on the 2020 National Worship Conference

Over the past few weeks, members of the planning team for the 2020 National Worship Conference from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) have been monitoring updates as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate.

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COVID-19 physical distancing strategies bring about new ways to come together as community

Over the past few weeks, the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has changed how we function in our day-to-day lives drastically. Working from home is now a reality for many. Visits have become phone calls, while gym memberships have turned into home workouts. But what has happened to traditional church worship?

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Call for Churches to Do More to Address Anti-Black Racism

Even in the midst of the global COVID-19 crisis, churches continue to work together for justice.

Lifting up International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, 2020, leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The United Church of Canada have issued a joint letter calling on churches to do more to address anti-Black racism and to uphold the main objectives of the International Decade for People of African Descent.

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