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Who was Rasmus?

This project is named after Rasmus Jensen, the first Lutheran pastor in North America.

Pastor Jensen was the chaplain of an expedition sent in the spring of 1619 by King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway to search for the Northwest Passage to India. The expedition landed on the shore of Hudson Bay at the present day site of Churchill Manitoba in the fall of 1619.

His commemoration date is February 20.

Rasmouse Tales

elcic.ca Explorers

Rasmouse

Rasmouse finds that the best source for news of the ELCIC is at www.elcic.ca. By scurrying through direct links or browsing more leisurely, you will be able to read, select and print many excellent resources. Put on your explorer's hat and investigate the ELCIC web site.

Rasmouse's ears are very sensitive. He says he can hear some of you saying, "It will take me too long to look for information this way." Where would we be now if early explorers had found it too tedious to look for a New World?

Do your research the way Rasmouse eats cheese. Nibble a little at a time. Look up only what you are ready to use. And don't do all the work yourself. Share the search with a team of committee members.

Parish Helps will lead your Stewardship chairperson to information on new material. The worship team can follow the links to www.worship.ca . Youth directors can go directly from our Web front page to updates on the youth gathering. The adult class coordinator can move via the learning page to read reviews of resources.

Need some quotes for your newsletter? The ELCIC encourages you to cut and paste. Try a few graphics, too. Would that mission poster look better in colour? Someone in your congregation will have the printer you need. Don't know how to use a PDF? Ask a member of your youth group to teach you.

Are you willing to take up the challenge? Get a cup of coffee and experiment for 20 minutes. Push past your frustration level. Rasmouse is looking forward to comments from fellow explorers.

You can contact Rasmouse:
communique@elcic.ca (subject line "Rasmouse")
204.984.9185 (fax attn: Rasmouse)
toll-free 1.888.786.6707 ext. 153, or 204.984.9153

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