This special issue of the E–Communiqué focuses on the Lutheran World Federation Tenth Assembly being held in Winnipeg July 21–31, 2003.
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ATTENDING THE LWF TENTH ASSEMBLY – LONG DISTANCE
By now everyone knows that Winnipeg is excited about being host to the LWF Tenth Assembly this July. What you may not know is that Lutherans and Anglicans right across our country can participate, even if you do not actually plan to travel to the event. READ ON…
- Write a letter. (Do this soon!) Using any of the 4 official languages (English, French, Spanish, German), write a letter of welcome to an LWF Assembly delegate. We hope to collect enough to include one in each delegate's packet along with an addressed, stamped envelope to make it easy for them to reply. What should you say? Tell them about you, your family, your church, your city...what makes it special? Why are you glad they came? What would you recommend they try or do or taste while they are in Canada? What prayers would you like to share? Send your letter to The LWF Tenth Assembly, ELCIC, 302–393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
- Study the Issues. Order a copy of the Assembly Study Book now available or download pages from http://www.lwf–assembly.org/study.html.This study book has been produced by a writing team from around the world as a basic resource leading up to and for the Assembly itself. The content, which focuses on the theme, "For the Healing of the World", will be used to guide Bible Study sessions and Village Group discussions. Cost is $20 each plus shipping and handling. firstname.lastname@example.org or 1–888–786–6707 ext 177
- Send some Money. Hosting an event of this size does not come without cost. If you would like to donate towards those expenses, our goal is $200,000 and we are not quite there yet. A receipt for income tax purposes will be issued for contributions more than $5. Make cheques payable to Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and send to The LWF Tenth Assembly, ELCIC, 302–393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
- Buy a shirt. Everyone needs one more t–shirt or sweatshirt! Visit http://www.elcic.ca/lwf/shirts.html to see photos. T–shirt costs $15 and sweatshirt is $30. (Add shipping and handling if you can't drop in to pick it up) email@example.com or 1–888–786–6707 ext 177
- Participate in a Pre and Post–Assembly Visits. Some Assembly Participants have chosen to arrive early, or stay on to participate in special visits to Canadian, American and Caribbean ministries. A full list with descriptions is found at http://www.lwf–assembly.org/lwfimages/visitation–EN.pdf (link inactive 05-26-04). If an event is happening near your home, see how you can get involved.
- Pray. Remember in prayer, both at home and with your congregation, the guests who will travel so far, the hosts who seek to be welcoming, the discussions, worship, elections and study that will make up the agenda.
- Sing. A wonderful book of international, ecumenical songs of faith has been created for the Assembly. Agape, a collection of over 100 songs representing music from all corners of the globe is available for purchase by churches, other groups and individuals. Visit http://www.lwf-assembly.org/songbook.html to sample one song. Order the whole book for your congregation. You can buy it at the Assembly bookstore in July or order it for $25 (plus shipping and handling) firstname.lastname@example.org or 1–888–786–6707 ext 177
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1–2
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