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2013 ELCIC Praise Appeal

- Let the peoples praise you, O God

The theme for the 2013 ELCIC Praise Appeal, Let the peoples praise you, O God, comes from Psalm 67, verse 3a. The psalm reminds us of God's graciousness, justice and bounty, and calls on all of God's people to "Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you."

Through your gift to the Praise Appeal you support our ministry with international and ecumenical partners. You reach out through The Lutheran World Federation as the second largest provider of refugee services in the world, serving one and a half million refugees on a daily basis. You support ministry we are doing in indigenous communities in Argentina and Peru with our partner churches. You work to achieve better relationships with other denominations and faiths here in Canada, through the Canadian Council of Churches, and around the world through the World Council of Churches. You support the National Church in its call to spiritual renewal, working to deepen the discipleship of all our members and learning new ways to reach out in faith to those around us. Your financial support of the National Church through the Praise Appeal helps us to accomplish all these things.

Congregations throughout the ELCIC are asked to designate one Sunday in 2013 to highlight this appeal at a time that works best for your local circumstances. The following resources are available to assist you in your Praise Appeal Sunday:


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