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A letter from ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17

In a letter from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17, she invites prayers for all those affected by poverty and calls on church members to "raise awareness about the issues that contribute to poverty within our communities and engage in initiatives that address these challenges."

The full text of the letter follows.

Sad News in our Synod Family

Dear Synod Family:

It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved brother and colleague, Rev. Chad Honneymann died last night as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

Funeral arrangements are uncertain at this time but will be forwarded as soon as we are able.

Our prayers go out to Kim, Chad's family and the people of the Lutheran- Anglican Ministries of the Bruce.

LWF Endowment Fund

   I hope you have been following along with the updates to the ELCIC Reformation Challenge. The 2017 National Convention will mark two years since our church officially began the ELCIC Reformation Challenge (elcic.ca/eformationChallenge). Not only is the Reformation Challenge making a difference for others, it is making a difference in our church as we work together and stretch ourselves in generosity as a church In Mission for Others.

ELCIC National Bishop joins with Canadian faith leaders in a call to action to address famine crisis

National Bishop Susan C. Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada joins with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Baha’i faith leaders in Canada in a call for action to help address the famines in South Sudan and extreme food shortages in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia.

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