1. Stewardship Resources

2. National Design Contest

3. From the Orders Desk

4. National Church Council

5. Online Resources

6. Across the Synods

7. Tell Us About Us

Mailing to all ELCIC congregations.

Calling all artists!

ELCIC fleeces.

How to stay informed.

ELCIC online.

Highlights from across the church.

Share your feedback.

E-Communique is an electronic toolbox of timely information and resources recommended by the ELCIC National Office.

Please pass along this information and share in your worship bulletins and announcements.


ELCIC Communique
302-393 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3H6



August 14-17: ELCIC Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering, Whitehorse, YK

September 11-13: ELCIC National Church Council, Winnipeg, MB

September 16-18: LWF North America (LWFNA) Regional Committee Meeting, Chicago, IL

September 18-21: National Evangelical Lutheran Women Board Meeting, Winnipeg, MB

1. Stewardship Resources

ELCIC congregations will soon receive a sample package of the 2008-2009 stewardship resources from the National Office to assist with your congregation's stewardship ministry. This year's thematic materials are based on Luke 1:68, "Blessed be the Lord God".Included in the mailing is: a copy of Giving magazine (containing helpful articles on estate planning, the power of story and a pull-out resource with a four-week stewardship emphasis plan), a poster highlighting this year's theme, sample bulletin covers, and more. To order further copies for your congregation, please contact the orders desk at orders@elcic.ca.

2. Contest Seeks ELCIC Artists

The National Office announces a design competition for gifts that will be presented on behalf of the ELCIC to global and ecumenical guests. The gifts may be of any kind but must be easy to replicate inexpensively. Since they may be packaged for overseas distribution, artists are encouraged to be mindful of weight and fragility. Options include, but are not limited to: crosses, calligraphy, icons and lithographs.

Specifications: Designs may not be larger than 12 inches in height or width, or one inch in thickness.
Eligibility: Artists must be members of the ELCIC.
Deadline: October 1, 2008 to submit a photo or slide of the entry.

Originals will be requested of the finalists. Submit entries to: ELCIC, Attn: Design Contest, 302-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 or email info@elcic.ca.

3. Fleeces Available from National Office

Due to popular demand, ELCIC fleeces bearing the ELCIC In Mission for Others logo are now available to individuals and / or congregations. The fleeces are available in burgundy or black (note: limited quantities) with the logo on the top left and a full-zipper. Sizes are small to 2XL. The cost to order is $36 each (including all taxes and shipping/handling - what a deal!). All orders must be prepaid. To inquire, email the ELCIC Orders Desk at orders@elcic.ca.

4. Fall National Church Council Meeting

Members of the ELCIC's National Church Council will meet September 11-13 in Winnipeg, MB. Highlights from the meeting will be available on the ELCIC website at www.elcic.ca. To receive updates directly in your inbox, sign up for ELCIC INFO by emailing info@elcic.ca with the words "Subscribe to ELCIC INFO" in the subject line of your email.

5. ELCIC Online Resources

It's amazing what you can find at your finger tips - you don't even have to google these resources. Did you know the ELCIC website contains information on:

  • GHDA resources: www.elcic.ca/ghda
  • Resources for young adults: www.elcic.ca/youth
  • Employment opportunities within the ELCIC and ELCIC partner organizations: www.elcic.ca/leadership/employment-opportunities/job-postings
  • 2009 National Convention: www.elcic.ca/in-convention/2009-vancouver

6. Across the Synods

Share the good news. The ELCIC's Global Hunger and Development Appeal (GHDA) encourages all ELCIC congregations to celebrate the work of GHDA's partner Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) this autumn. The ELCIC has declared September 28 as its official CLWR Sunday although congregations may choose to celebrate on a different date of their choice. Resources based on this year's theme "Share the Good News", will be available later in August and found on the GHDA website: www.elcic.ca/ghda

Share your pictures. Do you have a great picture from your congregation that you think should be shared? We want to display your picture in an upcoming E-Communique. To submit your photos please email a high resolution photo to tgallop@elcic.ca and include a brief description of the picture (what event was it taken at, who is featured, what is featured). If you are including pictures of people, please ensure that consent by those featured prominently in the picture has been obtained. We look forward to featuring your congregation, program or ministry in an upcoming issue of E-Communique!

7. Share Your Feedback

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Some of the resources mentioned in E-Communique are available from the ELCIC National Office. If you
prefer to order those materials in print, phone 1.888.786.6707 ext 177 or 204.984.9177; email orders@elcic.ca;
or fax your order to 204.984.9185 "Attn Orders Desk". Be sure to fully describe the item and tell us the
quantity you need. You will be invoiced when the order is filled.