October Synod Connect

Thursday, October 14, 2021, with The Very Rev. Peter Wall, who co-chairs JALC (Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission) with Bishop Larry.  The Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission meets twice yearly to explore ways in which the two church bodies might work together more closely as full-communion partners.

Watch it here.


ABT Candidacy Committee

ABTCC, one of the Committees of Synod Council, met September 30 and October 1 via ZOOM.  Their work is essential in supporting candidates for ministry.  Current members are Darcy Calkins (Good Shepherd, Lethbridge), Greg Lingelbach (First, Calgary), Myrna Husdal (Good Shepherd, Lethbridge), Pastor Rick Chapell (Trinity, Westlock), Deacon Sarah Rudd (Good Samaritan, Edmonton), Bishop Larry (Synod liaison), and Rev. Dr. Gordon Jensen (LTS liaison).

Season of Creation 2021

During the World Council of Churches’ 2021 Season of Creationfrom September 1 to October 4, Christians on six continents join together for a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, and to discover radically new ways of living with creation. More than ever before, the global Christian family will unite to pray and take action for our common home.  See a list of resources here.

Ordination of Olav Traa


The Ordination of Olav Traa at Bethel on Sept 12.

    Installation will take place Sunday, September 19, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Olds.

Synod-Wide Day of Prayer for Those Affected by Drought


                                                         A list of resources (prayers, liturgies, hymns, readings) and links to these resources                                                                                                             for your personal use or for use in your congregation are available here.

National book club

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.