Upcoming Events & Activities


  • January 18 – 25

                        January 24, Edmonton and District Council of Churches will be holding a prayer service at 3:00 by Zoom.                                                                                                                              Information to join the service is available here.

    This year’s theme: “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”  John 15: 1-17.

    International resources are available here.

    Local resources for Canada are available here.

    Edmonton events at Newman Theological College:  Tuesday, January 19, at 7:00 – see details here.

                                                                                                                           Friday, January 22 at 7:00, see details here.

  • February 1 – 8

    National ELCIC Bishop Rev. Susan Johnson, Anglican Archbishop and Primate Most Rev. Linda Nicolls and National Indigenous Archbishop Most Rev. Mark MacDonald have written a letter of invitation and included a list of activities which you are invited to join during the week of February 1 – 8.  To read the letter, click here.

    Check Wednesday’s Word – January 20th for events in Alberta.

  • February 20th or March 6th

    Register here.

  • To read Bishop Larry’s February 2021 Message for Congregations and Lay and Rostered Leaders, please click here.

     

  • HEALTHY BOUNDARIES WORKSHOPS 2021 

                     For Rostered and Lay Leaders
                     Part 1 – Thursday February 25, 2021
                     Part 2 – Thursday March 4, 2021

    Training will look at the issues that impact those in the role of leadership in faith communities. Founded on a theological and

    ethical discussion of power and vulnerability, it focuses on the particular roles pastoral caregivers fulfill

    within a spiritual community.  The ELCIC Employment Agreement requires Rostered Ministers to

    provide their employer with a certificate of participation in Healthy Boundaries training every five years.

    Sessions will be conducted via Zoom.  We will be using resources developed by the FaithTrust Institute

    with three local area facilitators who were trained in October of 2018. This curriculum was developed to

    strengthen the understanding of the needs for boundaries, as a method of self-care and community care.

    Facilitators: Pastor Daranne Harris, Pastor John Lentz and Barb Stolee

    Two options are available for registering.  Please read more here.
    Registration is now open here.

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    Congregational Annual General Meetings

    Guidance for Virtual Congregational Annual General Meetings

    Bishop Larry’s Letter for Congregational Annual General Meetings

    2021 Synod Narrative Budget:

    Resource #1 – Printable Version

    Resource #2 – Video to download for use at Congregational Annual General Meetings

    Resource #3 – Slide Presentation and Script to download for use at Congregational Annual General Meetings

    Printable Cover for Congregational Annual General Meetings (prepared by ELCIC National Office)

  • Registration is open for the 2021 Study Conference – February 1-3

    Please register by January 25, 2021

    Information

    To register

     


  • Sermons for Epiphany

    ELCIC National and Synod Bishops have committed to preparing sermons for congregational use through the Season of Epiphany: January 6 to February 14. The sermons will be provided in both text PDF and video format.

    To access these sermons for your congregation, please email tgallop@elcic.ca.

    Additional sermon resources
    In early 2021, sermon resources will also be made available for Diaconal Sunday, February 28, 2021 and Vocational Sunday, April 25, 2021.

  • Call to Convention – Information

    Important Dates

    Synod of Alberta and the Territories Stephen D. Wildfang Leadership Award:

    Award Information

    Nomination Form

     

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  • To begin growing our focus on reading the Bible, we invite you to join us in a Bible book of the month book-club type of approach. Each month from September 2020 to August 2021, we hope the whole church will focus on reading the same book of the Bible.  We have asked a broad array of people from across the ELCIC to write questions to help us engage more fully in a discussion of the monthly readings.

    To read more from National Bishop Susan Johnson, please click here.

Past Events & Activities


  • Join these Three “On The Road” during the Twelve Days of Christmas as they journey in prayer throughout the Synod.

    Available each day via Synod Facebook and Twitter

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    Many enjoyed the “Hastings Lights” offered by Hastings Lake Lutheran Bible Camp this weekend: “Festive,” “Spectacular,””Awesome.”  With cookies from the Lefsa House, Camrose, and hot chocolate.

  • Our Synod-wide…wild and wonderful…

    Pentecost video for Pentecost Sunday, May 31 is now available.

    To view the video, please click here.

  • To view a devotion prepared by LWF Youth from Latin America and North America, please click here.

    Erika Rodning, ELCIC LWF Global Youth REformer and ABT Synod Council member, is one of the featured youth!

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    Wear It, Share It, and support LWF!  We did!

    Lutheran World Federation Rapid Response Fund

    lutheranworld.org/donate-covid19-impact-reduction

  • A New Hymn from Richard Reimer and Kathy Sparo

    I wish to offer this hymn to you, Wind from God, for any time in the church year, but especially in the season after Pentecost, as it appeals to the wind, breath, Spirit of God, translations of the same word in the languages of the Bible. Though the text was completed last fall, the verses seem all the more relevant now, in this time of “viral fear”.I’m most grateful for the four part harmony arranged by Kathy Sparo. Our hope is that the hymn will be sung widely. We therefore grant permission freely for its use in congregational, campus ministry, camp or other settings. We only ask that you acknowledge permission granted by “Richard Reimer, text and tune, and Kathy Sparo, arrangement.”

    To view this hymn, please click here.

  • IMPORTANT MAILING TO CONGREGATIONS

    The December Synod-wide mailing to congregations contained:

    • A list of important dates
    • Documents for your AGM:  a letter from Bishop Larry, Guidance for conducting a virtual AGM, the Synod’s Narrative Budget to share and display
    • Documents for Synod Convention 2021:  A Call to Convention, an explanation of the Leadership Award to be presented at the Convention and how to nominate someone, a poster for Convention 2021, information about nominating delegates for the National Convention of 2022
    • Your congregation’s invoice for convention

           Please contact Synod Office if you did not receive your mailing.

     

  • October 24, 2020  Zoom meeting of Area Leadership Teams and All Ministry Teams

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                      Synod-wide worship shared among the young and the young-at-heart across the Synod on November 22, 2020.

     

    Click to a recording of the service on Sunday, November 22

     Click for bulletin and pre-recorded material

                                                                                                   Click for a printed version of the sermon