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Luther's Rose Garden

October 2002

We know what it's like. You get busy and forget to check www.elcic.ca for new and interesting resources. Also, as our website grows, it takes longer to check out all the information.

E–Communiqué, our free e–mail bulletin, will appear in your email in–box approximately every 9 weeks, alerting you to new and seasonally–appropriate resources on the ELCIC website.

Follow the live links in this bulletin to read, print, cut and paste or link to other sites. If you prefer to receive the resources in print, order using the information below.

We encourage you to send us the email addresses of other leaders in your congregation who could benefit from this information. Of course, you can stop receiving it at any time by sending us the message "Unsubscribe E–Communiqué" with your first and last name or the name of your church and city.

Restorative Justice Week takes place November 17–24. Among its goals are pursuit of cost–effective ways of "making things right" and building safer communities by breaking the cycles of violence and victimization among all people. http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/prgrm/rjust_e.shtml or call the Restorative Justice and Dispute Resolution Unit at 613.947.7309

Looking for an Advent or Christmas mission project? Three projects–building housing for Lutheran students in Cameroon, helping small congregations in a growing church in Peru, and providing materials for elementary schools in Papua New Guinea–still need donations to meet the fundraising goal for 2002. Why not adopt one and encourage your congregation, Sunday school or small group to give a special gift? All congregations received a poster in the March 2002 Communiqué package. See http://www.elcic.ca/mission/index.html or call Kelvin at 1.888.786.6707 ext 164

Lutheran Planned Giving The Fall 2002 issue of Offerings, the Lutheran Planned Giving newsletter, is now available at http://www.elcic.ca/lpg/offerings.html. Contents include: Focus on the Luther League Legacy Fund; The Gift That Gives Back; A Remarkable Life (the Rev. Dr. George Evenson); and the ever–popular Lighter Side. Readers who prefer to receive their copy by mail can contact Jeff Pym toll–free at 1.888.308.9461 or lpg@worldchat.com

Let Your Light Shine Among People, an Epiphany resource by Jeanne and Etienne Fomgbami, includes Bible study, a worship service and the music to the song Walking in the Light of God. This resource is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Women's (ELW) 2002/2003 Program Resource Collection. To order, call toll–free 1.888.786.6707 ext 160 or 204.984.9160 or elwinc@elcic.ca. $17.25

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world January 19–26, 2003. Based on the theme We are earthen vessels carrying God's treasure, (2 Corinthians 4:5–18) the Canadian Council of Churches has produced resource material suitable for a variety of contexts and occasions: individual congregations or schools, ecumenical associations and joint worship services, as well as small–group study and worship. Call toll–free 1.800.387.7164 or 416.363.3303. Or visit http://www.ccc-cce.ca/english/fw/index.html (Removed 06–03–04) or http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/faith/wop2003contents.html

LWF materials and information on website A package of worship and study resources has been sent to each ELCIC congregation. These are meant to help with the planning of LWF Sunday and then to continue learning about our greater Lutheran community as the Tenth Assembly approaches. Resources and information are available beginning at www.elcic.ca/In-Convention/LWF-2003/Toolkit/For-Congregations.cfm. A limited number of extra packages are available #E1707A $1.50

Mousepad: A problem surfaced with our September listings. A motivated individual tried to enlarge and print the excellent photos at http://www.elcic.ca/mission/missionaries/weppler/children/pngchild.html. It didn't work. The ELCIC uses a low resolution for the photos on our web site. This allows folks with older computers and slower connections to open and view the web pages. We could use a higher resolution which would allow better printing for photos, but that would make the pages inaccessible to a part of our target audience. (Galatians 6:10)

Some of the resources mentioned are available from the ELCIC national office. If you prefer to order those materials in print, phone 1.888.786.6707 extension 177 or 204.984.9177; or fax your order to 204.984.9185 "Attn Orders Desk". Be sure to quote each item's title, code number and the quantity you need. You will be invoiced when the order is filled.

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