Synod Council September 2020



Grateful for the faithfulness, leadership and community that is the ABT Synod Council…meeting Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Ordination and Installation of Erin Thomas

                                Celebrating the Ordination and Installation of Erin Thomas at Trinity Lutheran, Edmonton.L to R:                                                  Rev. Lorne Manweiler (Anglican), Rev. Trish Schmermund, Rev. Ingrid Cramer-Doerschel,Bishop Larry Kochendorfer,        Rev. Calvin Skriver, Rev. Erin Thomas, Rev. Mark Kalvaitis


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!

Richard Reimer Hymn

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.