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:

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21st

A Letter from the Leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada In a letter from Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Linda Nichols, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, … Continue reading

Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst

Our Three Denominations Issue a Joint Letter In response to the demonstrations across the United States and Canada in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, … Continue reading

Western Pentecost / Eastern Ascension

“Together in One Place” (Acts 2: 1) an ecumenical on-line Pentecost prayer service Saturday, May 30th at noon (PDT) For information and registration: ecumenical-pentecost.eventbrite.ca Amid the unique challenges and opportunities of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the CCC is hosting an … Continue reading

Ecumenical Letter Written to the Government of Canada

A Call to Canada to Uphold International Law and the Rights of Palestinians Our three denominations are signatories to an ecumenical letter to the Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, expressing with great concern Canada’s silence regarding the plans of the … Continue reading

A Public Letter on Guaranteed Basic Income

from the Leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada What follows is an open letter signed by 41 Anglican and ELCIC bishops to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance … Continue reading

Tragedy in Nova Scotia

We Grieve and Stand Vigil Individuals, congregations, and communities across Canada struggle with responding to the deaths of twenty-two, one of whom was pregnant, that began late on Saturday, April 18th and ended late in the morning on Sunday, April … Continue reading