January 7,2012: CALC's year-end newsletter has been posted at CALC's web site and the PDF file can be downloaded here.
Congregation in Ottawa Severs Its Ties with the ELCIC — At a second duly-called congregational meeting held December 18th, the members of All Saints Lutheran Church, Ottawa confirmed that they server their ties with the ELCIC. The vote was 92 in favour with 9 against.
Newly recv'd 121211: Alberta Synod Congregation Severs Its Ties with the ELCIC Trinity Lutheran, Ponoka, Alberta held their second vote on Sunday, December 11th and passed the motion to leave with 87 in favor and 5 opposed (94%).
Newly recv'd 121211: Solid Ground Intention to Disband: In a recent posting, the remaining executive of Solid Ground Ministry/Canada have announced that they will resign by the end of this year, and, accordingly, Solid Ground will dissolve unless there are sufficient individuals within the ELCIC willing to come forward to keep the corporation active beyond December 31, 2011. Click here.
Newly recv'd 121211: Eastern Synod Congregation Leaves the ELCIC: On November 20, 2011, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, North York, Ontario voted overwhelmingly (87%) to ratify their initial action to leave the ELCIC. The results were: 69 for and 9 against. This was the final of two ballots needed to break with the ELCIC. Reflecting on the outcome of the vote, the Council Chair, observed, “The Lord is undoubtedly doing His work in His church. I think that He is pruning us whom He loves to produce better and more fruits. To God be the glory!”
Information about CALC's upcoming National Convention in Cochrane, Alberta, November 4-6, 2011 is now posted at CALC's web site Click here
Press coverage of the ELCIC National Convention by the Stratford (Ontario) Gazette Click here
Rev. Ed Skutshek, president of CALC, responds to Halifax newspaper's coverage of the ELCIC National Convention, Click here
Press coverage of the ELCIC National Convention by the The Chronicle Herald (Halifax), Click here
Press coverage of the ELCIC National Convention by the Winnipeg Free Press,Click here
Pastoral letters from the ELCIC’s Synodical Bishops concerning the ELCIC 2011 National Convention:
Lutheran Church-Canada responds to ELCIC Convention actions. Click Here
Solid Ground Responds to ELCIC National Church Council’s Revised Social Statement and Recommendations for Convention Click Here!
More information on the convention proceedings can be found in the reports by Rev. Brad Everett, a pastor in the ELCIC’s Alberta Synod, posted at the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau’s online forum. Click Here
On July 14th, the first day of the ELCIC National Convention, Lutherans Concerned-North America posted a letter that 141 ELCIC pastors sent to the ELCIC’s National Council to expressing support for the revised Social Statement on Human Sexuality and the three related motions arising from the Social Statement. Click Here for the letter and Here for Lutherans Concerned-North America’s announcement of the letter.
June, 2011: THE ELCIC's Bulletin of Reports (BOR) for the upcoming National Convention in July has recently been posted...Click Here.
June, 2011: According to Motion #17 (page F-97 in Section F of the BOR), the National Church Council is proposing some changes that will somewhat tighten up the process for leaving the ELCIC...Click Here.
For a comparison of ELCA and ELCIC Constitutional Requirements for Leaving, Click Here.
The ELCIC National Church Council’s Letter of April 3, 2011 in Plain Language by the Rev. Dr. Lothar Schwabe Click Here.
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