Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

ELCIC logoThe Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is the youngest denomination of our partner churches; although, its roots go back to the 16th century to the start of the Protestant Reformation.  It was formed in 1986 through the merger of the former Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada and the Lutheran Church in America – Canada Section.  It is in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada.  The National Bishop is The Rev. Susan Johnson.

Lutheran crestELCIC is divided into five synods.  The North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry is part of the Southern Interior Region of the British Columbia Synod.  Rev. Dr. Gregory Mohr was elected as the Bishop of the British Columbia Synod on May 14, 2010 and ordained as Bishop on July 5, 2010, taking office on August 1, 2010.

Congregations and members of ELCIC serve the world’s poor and disenfranchised through Canadian Lutheran World Relief.  Its programmes respond to needs of community development, refugee resettlement, emergency relief, and humanitarian aid shipments.

Other links:

Canada Lutheran – ELCIC’s magazine
BC Synod’s facebook page
ELCIC’s facebook page

Latest News:

Bill C-262 – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Senate Visit On March 19 and 20, representatives of the United, Presbyterian, and Anglican churches, Canadian Friends Service Committee and Mennonite Central Committee Canada visited with Canadian senators to discuss the urgent need to pass Bill C-262 (The United Nations … Continue reading

Relief for Those Impacted by Cyclone Idai

Each of Our Denominations Has a Way to Respond Note that the Federal Government is Matching Donations Until April 14th Canadian Lutheran World Relief Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has joined other leading Canadian organizations in an appeal to support … Continue reading

Emotions Abound Upon Hearing the News of the Shootings of Muslim Worshippers in New Zealand

On March 15th, news broke of shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  We join with people world-wide in expressing our horror and grief.  Individually and collectively, we pray for all those that have been impacted by this event. … Continue reading