The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) observes the last Sunday in February as Diaconal Sunday, in order to celebrate and lift up the witness expressed through service (diakonia). Through the baptism all Christians are called to share God's word and to serve our neighbours in Christ's... full post »
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Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church reaffirming the church’s support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the right to free, prior and informed consent.... full post »
Greetings to all Women in the Eastern Synod,
I am happy to announce that all plans have been finalized for the Joy in the Journey Weekend Retreat at Niagara College, May 24-26, 2019. Registration forms and information have been sent to each congregation in the Eastern Synod so look... full post »
December 31, 2018
Dear Synod family,
Peace to you. I want to say thank you for the opportunity to serve in mission with others in the capacity as Worship Ministries’ Director for the past ten years. I am grateful for the worship questions and experiences that have emerged in this... full post »
The Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Willard Metzger as Executive Director.
“As chair of CPJ's Board of Directors, I was privileged to be part of our five-person Hiring Committee. The committee's decision was difficult, but... full post »
Bishop Michael Pryse is delighted to announce the appointments of the following persons as Ministry Area Deans for a three year term beginning January 1, 2019.
Atlantic-- Kimber McNabb
Central Toronto-- Christian Ceconi
Georgian-- John Polacok
GTA East-- Suzanne Nevile... full post »
Bishop Michael Pryse is pleased to announce that the officers of the Eastern Synod have appointed the Rev. Hilla Lahtinen (HBMus, MDiv) to serve as the Synod’s Director of Worship Ministries effective January 1, 2019. In this part-time position, Hilla will serve as a resource person and... full post »
Each fall the Eastern Synod Mission Committee reviews numerous grant applications and then faces the difficult task of deciding how the funds will be distributed. Grants are awarded in 3 different categories; Long Term Partnership, Short Term Partnership and Compassionate Justice Initiatives.... full post »
For seven decades Edgewood Camp and Conference Centre carried out a much-loved ministry in Southwestern Ontario. Even though it is no longer financially viable for the synod to continue to provide outdoor ministry in this location, it is both reassuring and exciting to know that through its... full post »
Hearing positive reactions to Martin Luther University College’s new logo, since it was unveiled in late June, has been gratifying. After all, its creation was more than two years in the making.
But even more satisfying is when I see sparks of recognition wash over the faces of folks... full post »