The true light that gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9

    Missed a service? Would like to know what is happening at ELCIC?  Each week we post a sermon and news updates from across the ELCIC.

    The sermon for this Sunday, February 5th has been prepared by Pastor Jane Gingrich who serves Hills of Peace Lutheran in Kamloops, BC.  The YouTube video link for posting online and direct sharing is here: https://youtu.be/B4iMApivWwY
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    The sermon for Sunday, January 29th has been prepared and shared by Pastor Markus Wilhelm who serves Glory Lutheran Church in Sherwood Park, ABThe YouTube video link for direct sharing and posting online is here: https://youtu.be/DtmZBSWnWuQ
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    This week's sermon has been prepared and shared with you by Pastor Nathan Fong who serves Grace Lutheran Church in Burnaby, BC.  The YouTube video link for posting online and direct sharing is here: https://youtu.be/A-d6_LR-EQc
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    The sermon for Sunday, December 18th has been prepared and shared by Pastor Tim Wray who serves the Airdrie, Alberta congregation, Church of the Master.  YouTube link for direct sharing and posting ishttps://youtu.be/GlUaHiZnSo4

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    Bishop Larry invites lay and rostered leaders to join him in a Synod-wide online Bible study: each Tuesday in Lent beginning February 27th at 9:00am or 7:00pm.

    In her book Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine examines how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play in the Gospels. For each, Jesus has a particular meaning and message and from each, we learn how those meanings and messages cross the centuries to any who would come to the cross today. Join us for six 75-minute sessions to meet and learn from those who were witnesses at the cross.

    Find information and register here:  https://form.jotform.com/230106407903244

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    Living our Faith: "Love"
    Over the last four years, we have been sharing National Bishop Susan Johnson's vision for a four-year emphasis on Living our Faith - as together we pray, read, worship, and love (www.elcic.ca/Living-Our-Faith).As we begin the final year, we shift our focus from worship to love. As a whole church, we will learn about love, grow in our experience of loving one another and deepen our daily interactions with one another and God through Jesus’ many teachings.Monthly encouragements will be posted on the Living our Faith: Love website, as well as on our social media pages and through ELCIC News. This month's reflection is from Jan Storch. 
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    The following notification is being sent from the Synod office on behalf of Bishop Larry. (Januray 15, 2023)

    Dearly beloved in Christ,Last week's Russian military assault on Ukraine threatens peace in Europe and indeed the whole world.  This urgent and evolving crisis requires the attention and solidarity of the global Christian community. 

    Please note the following ways in which we might join in supporting those caught in the conflict:

     The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) calls on its members to respond through prayer and financial support to the urgent humanitarian needs in Ukraine.  Individuals and congregations wishing to support relief efforts can donate as follows:

    • Make a designated offering donation for "Ukraine Appeal" through any ELCIC congregation.
    • Call CLWR at 1-800-661-2597 to donate by credit card or go online here
    • Send a cheque payable to CLWR, mailing it to CLWR 600-177 Lombard Avenue Winnipeg MB R3B 0W5.  Please indicate that you wish to contribute to the "Ukraine Appeal".                                                   

    Read more here. 

     

    Blessings,Marla Berg Office Administrator Synod of Alberta and the Territories

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