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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada’s largest Lutheran denomination with 182,077 baptized members in 624 congregations. It is a member of the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches.

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From the Office of the Bishop


Winnipeg, December 6, 2001 (ELCIC) -- Bishop Raymond Schultz, in consultation with people across the ELCIC, has made a decision to cancel “Collision with Culture,” the joint worship and mission event that was scheduled to take place in Winnipeg on August 7-11, 2002. The decision to cancel was made because complications in the planning process undermined the church’s ability to ensure a successful event.

“It is the consensus of those consulted to cancel rather than present a mediocre event,” Bishop Schultz advised the ELCIC National Church Council by memo. He also noted that the cancellation of “Collision with Culture” does not preclude such an event from being scheduled in the future.

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