Dissolution of ELW

St. John’s ELW Praise Offering Service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17th during the morning worship gathering. We will use the prepared program of Evangelical Lutheran Women, our farewell to the national organization. Karen Wollenschlager and Ruth Johnston will be looking for volunteers, so speak to them if you would like to participate –readers, ushers, etc. Refreshments to follow in Ebinger Hall. Most everyone has heard by now that our national ELW is in the process of dissolution. The official letter sent out in June was too lengthy to include here but we thought you might like to read the final paragraph written by Ruth Magnuson, Executive Director.

A pastoral letter to our church and to the Rev. Terry Jones.

On September 9, 2001. On Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National and Synod Bishops issued a pastoral letter to the church and to the Rev. Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Centre, Gainesville, Florida. In the text of their letter the Bishops urged that, "anyone who would contemplate such actions as would be hurtful and painful to people of other faiths, and which would call into question our own pledge to love our neighbours as ourselves, to seek a more excellent way as we engage people of other faiths." The following is the text from the letter.

“1,150 Reasons to Be”: Sept. 12, 2010

Sunday’s message challenges us to take up the notion “Go Big or Stay Home.” It pushes us to reach out in a big way in mission for others who live way beyond the traditional and comfortable boundaries of our own church family. Join us at St. John on Sept. 12 to find out how you … Continue reading “1,150 Reasons to Be”: Sept. 12, 2010