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2.   Church Bulletins
3.   Stewardship Resources
4.   CLAY  2020
5.   Canada Lutheran
6.   Courageous Innovation
7.   Empowered Disciples
8.   Reconciled Relationships
9.   One Body Working Together
10. Calendar of Events
11.  LWF
12. CLWR
13. Schools and Seminaries
14. Tell Your Story
15. Share These Resources

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1. The 2018 ELCIC Annual Report

The ELCIC National Office has been preparing an Annual Report for several years now. This publication highlights mission and ministry and is a great resource to share with members of your congregation, your church council, groups that you might meet with and even give to new members or those interested in the ELCIC! Copies of this publication are available at no cost from the National Office. To order copies for your congregation, please email orders@elcic.ca. You can also download the annual report or view online by clicking here.



2. Church Bulletins


Order your Church Bulletins today. Canadian Church Bulletins is an online bulletin ordering system, supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Pick the quantity of bulletins your church needs each week and place your order for the entire year. Bulletins are shipped directly to your congregations twice a year. Visit churchbulletins.ca to order today!



3. Stewardship Resources


The ELCIC National Office has sent out an email highlighting the various stewardship resources available from the National Office. This email has been sent to all ELCIC congregations, but if you did not receive this communication, please contact tgallop@elcic.ca or visit elcic.ca/stewardship.

NEW this year, we will be holding a video session in September to help walk congregations through the stewardship resources that are available and some suggestions for how to use them. If you would like to make sure you receive information about this session, please email tgallop@elcic.ca. More information can be found at elcic.ca/Stewardship.

4. En Route CLAY 2020


Clay 2020 - August 20-23, 2020, Calgary, Alberta

"Weren't our hearts on fire within us as Jesus was talking with us on the road, and as he was opening the scriptures for us?" (Luke 24:32)

We are all on a journey. Maybe that sounds cliche, but it's true. Our stories are unfinished, works in progress - we are En Route! And our journey causes us to ask some big questions along the way: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? Where do I belong?


Join with hundreds of Lutheran and Anglican youth in August 2020 to explore this theme together! Check out the new CLAY website for more information.


Clay 2020 - Band and Drama Team applications now live

Calling all musicians and actors - We are now accepting applications for Band and Drama team. Will you share your God-given talents at En Route? If you will be at least 18 years of age by the time of En Route, fill in the application form. Applications are due by October 6, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you.


5. Canada Lutheran Wants Your Help on Of Note


Canada Lutheran's synod editors need your help. These editors depend on you to tell them about the special events and special people in your ministries. Why not take a moment to have someone write about one of these, take some photos to go with the story and send your material to the editor of your synod section? Or send it to editor@elcic.ca and it will be passed on for you.


Enjoy reading Canada Lutheran with our Individual Subscription Plan

For more than three decades, Canada Lutheran continues to nurture the Lutheran spirit by providing information, inspiration and interpretation of particular interest and benefit with to the members of the Evangelical Lutheran in Canada (ELCIC). Published eight times a year, every issue of Canada Lutheran is packed with feature articles that explore our faith and its role in our lives and of those around us.


If you haven't subscribed yet, act now by sending an email to: canaluth@elcic.ca. Click here to find out more. If you'd like to discover what Canada Lutheran is all about, please go to www.canadalutheran.ca .

6. Courageous Innovation

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
September 30th, 2019 is Orange Shirt Day. A day to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and families of Residential Schools, and to commit to the ongoing journey of reconciliation. Click here for more information.



The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness' 2019 annual conference #CAEH19 will be held from November 4 to 6 in Edmonton, Alberta. Please click here for more information.

7. Empowered Disciples

Mutual Ministry Guide

A new Mutual Ministry Guide has been prepared by the ELCIC. The purpose of this guide is:

  1. To help congregations and leaders to nurture good and healthy mutual relationships.
  2. To provide guidelines to facilitate intentional and regular evaluations of congregational ministries, the staff and rostered ministers.
  3. To seek together opportunities for growth and renewal.


For more information, please click here.


Season of Creation

The ELCIC invites members and congregations to join with Christians of various traditions to observe a Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, 2019 (previously called Time for Creation). The invitation is to observe a particular practice of connecting faith, worship, stewardship of creation and healthy relationships with the earth during this season. Begin your search for worship ideas here.


8. Reconciled Relationships


World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

From September 15-22, people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians. Included in this week is International Day of Prayer for Peace (September 21). More information can be found here.

The Call to Faithfully Journey with those who are Dying: An ELCIC Resolution
The 2019 National Convention has adopted this resolution on journeying with those who are dying. The conversations continue in our lives and ministries. Further information can be found here.

The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking

The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking is a national charity dedicated to mobilizing collective action and system change to end human trafficking in Canada. A new national hotline was launched recently to provide services such as crisis response to people being trafficked; referrals to social service providers and law enforcement (as requested); and more. For details, please visit their website.


KAIROS: Climate Action Month



KAIROS is promoting September as Climate Action Month to explore the climate crisis and highlight the work of their members and networks. On each day in September, an event, blog post, environmental challenge - or some combination of all three - will be posted and noted on a calendar on the KAIROS website. These include regional, national, and international events and resources. Click here to learn more. To find out how you can become more engaged with KAIROS, contact Shannon Neufeldt at snefeldt@kairoscanada.org

9. One Body Working Together

United in Learning

United in Learning provides distance learning for church leaders in the United Church of Canada, offering a user-friendly computer/tablet based program for eight different courses from September through November, 2019.


Upcoming webinar highlights include:

  • Racial Justice Workshop
  • Your Vote, Our Future! How to Engage with your Candidate
  • Preaching the Big Questions.


10. ELCIC Calendar of Events


You and your congregation can keep informed of ELCIC's Calendar of Events. For a sneak peek of what's coming up, please click here.


11. Lutheran World Federation


21st International Seminar for Pastors

From March 7-21, 2020, the 21st International Seminar for Pastors will be held at the Lutheran World Federation Center in Wittenberg, Germany. Nominated pastors from around the world will serve as participants at this international seminar. The official invitation letter can be found here, while the nomination form is to be submitted to Rev. Joachim Zirkler, Tutor of Studies at the LWF Center in Wittenberg (zirkler@dnk-lwb.de) by September 20th.


Employment Opportunities

A number of employment opportunities have opened up within the Lutheran World Federation. Application submission deadlines for these open positions are fast approaching. Detailed job descriptions for the three listings are available under the Employment Opportunities tab on the ELCIC website.



12. Canadian Lutheran World Relief


Annual Meeting - Sunday, September 22

Join Canadian Lutheran World Relief on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at their inaugural Annual Meeting. Get the latest updates on how CLWR is responding to disaster, conflict and injustice around the world, particularly in light of the global refugee crisis. Special guest Dr. Mary Jo Leddy will join to discuss what churches are called to do in light of the growing anti-refugee and anti-immigration narrative. Click here to register.


CLWR Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 22, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: CLWR Warehouse
549 King Edward St.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0N9


13. Schools and Seminaries


Principal-Dean Search Underway at Martin Luther University College

In the spring of 2020, at the end of his five-year term as the Principal-Dean of Martin Luther University College, Rev. Dr. Mark W. Harris plans to retire. View the application package here. All application materials must be received by Sept. 30, 2019.


Martin Luther University College has secured the URL CoursesAtLuther.ca to serve as a more accessible website for prospective students checking out the slate of undergraduate courses being offered. Entering the URL into a browser leads visitors to a page listing past and present courses. The web page is part of Wilfrid Laurier University website. For more general information on LutherWaterloo, visit luther.wlu.ca.


Cross-Country Election Forum

The Centre for Public Ethics at Martin Luther University College is hosting a stop on a cross-country federal election forum presented by Ottawa-based Citizens for Public Justice. The program -- dubbed Shaping a Just Canada -- includes 11 presentations spanning from Surrey, B.C., to Halifax. The Waterloo event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Mount Zion Lutheran Church. View the downloadable flyer.

14. Tell Your Story

Do you have a story to share about the work of your congregation In Mission for Others that you would like to see in a future issue of E-Communique? Send your brief story and a picture to communique@elcic.ca and be featured in an upcoming issue!

15. Share These Resources

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