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:

Gift Ideas from Our Denominations

On-Line Gift Catalogues Are Now Available Unique Ideas to Support Communities Around the World Gifts from the Heart The Catalogue from Canadian Lutheran World Relief   Gifts With Vision The Catalogue from The United Church of Canada   World of … Continue reading

Evangelical Lutheran and Anglican Leaders Express Concern about Mi’kmaw Lobster Fishing Crisis

Our Leaders Have Written to the Canadian and Nova Scotian Governments Requesting Intervention Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada have written to express urgent and deep concern for the violent situation unfolding … Continue reading

Thanksgiving On-Line Devotionals from Lutherans Connect ~ October 10th – 12th

Gathered Alone Together The leaves have turned and the cool brisk autumn winds are stirring them to the ground. In this time between the Season of Creation and Advent, as Canadians prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we set aside time from … Continue reading

Providing Relief Support to Lebanon

Here’s How You Can Help Our three denominations’ relief agencies are already working with their partners in Lebanon to determine how to best assist the people of Beirut after the deadly and devastating explosion on August 4th.  Until August 24th, … Continue reading

Emancipation Day

August 1, 1834 The Day Slavery Was Abolished in British North America August 1, 1834 is the day the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect, ending slavery throughout most of the British Empire, including in the colonies that would become … Continue reading

United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

This international day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013.  The theme for this year focuses on first responders to human trafficking and how their efforts need to be sustained and replicated.  These are the people who … Continue reading

Faith organizations express concern about Israel’s planned annexation of occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank

ELCIC reports on a joint letter to the Government of Canada, an ecumenical statement, and a webinar Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada and Canadian Lutheran World Relief write joint letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs opposing proposed annexation of … Continue reading

International Responses to COVID-19

Our Denominations and Their Partners Provide Aid and Assistance The following links provide information about the needs and work being done in various parts of the world.  We already will be helping a bit through our Joy Box contributions.  Those … Continue reading