We continue to encourage congregations and individuals to support the ELCIC Reformation Challenge – scholarships to students in the Holy Land, planting trees, LWF Endowment and refugee sponsorships.
There has been an interest in coordinating other reformation commemoration events in 2017. Some of the ideas floating around are: choral festivals, special worship services, Art exhibits, plays, concerts, study groups, pub nights, large scale picnics, Medieval Games, etc.
Have an idea and looking for partners to do it with you?
Lets put a note on the website/facebook page and find partners.
Synod office is willing to coordinate and promote a synod wide emphasis from November 2016 to November 2017. We will begin to post ideas or your events on the synod website and Facebook page should the information reach the Communications Coordinator by November 1, 2017. We would also encourage partnerships wherever possible, and for events to be ecumenical as well. We would like to ensure that there are no conflicts of dates for congregations/groups and would be especially excited if we had an event every week anywhere across the synod. Wouldn’t it be great to travel around our synod to a variety of events and activities?
Here are some events already planned:
July, 2017 ELCIC National Convention Celebratory Worship Service (Event Details)
November 17, 2017 Lecture presentation by renowned Luther scholar, Dr. Tim Wengert, St. Stephen and St. Bede, Winnipeg (Event Details)