The ELCIC, in partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), has issued an appeal for prayers and financial support to treat Palestinian civilians injured as a result of hostilities between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel.
Donations will provide urgently needed medical supplies to civilians receiving treatment at the Augusta Victoria Hospital, a program of the Lutheran World Federation in East Jerusalem.
Lutherans are encouraged to participate in the appeal through prayer and financial support. Read more here.
Within the ecumenical sphere there are those relationships which take on the character of Full Communion. The ELCIC enjoys such a relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada under the terms of the Waterloo Declaration.
Anglicans and Lutherans increasingly gather in Waterloo Ministries - these are communities sharing rostered ministers, worship, facilities and programs. We regularly lift one another up in an annual Cycle of Prayer. And in July 2013, Lutherans and Anglicans gathered in Ottawa for a joint assembly.
Every two years, the ELCIC and Anglican Church of Canada host a national gathering of youth and their leaders. CLAY 2014 takes place August 14-17, 2014 in Kamloops, BC. The theme for this gathering is Worth It.
At CLAY, participants will encounter scripture in meaningful ways, experience ancient and modern ways of worship, learn together in special interest forums, enjoy fellowship opportunities, explore Kamloops, and make connections with youth from all over Canada.
Find out more on the CLAY 2014 website.