In Mission For Others

 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) functions through three major expressions: Nationally as the ELCIC, Regionally as synods, and Locally as congregations. Our relief and development agency is called Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR). Each expression of the church has unique ministries as well as ministries which are shared with the other expressions. Congregation Mission Statement: Our congregation shall proclaim the Gospel of Christ through celebration and sacrifice. It shall be committed to a Ministry of Evangelism to all people emphasizing a program of teaching and witness. We are an ELCIC Congregation (Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada consists of more than 78,000 baptized members and more than 200 member congregations. Lutherans are found throughout the world. The ELCIC is a member church of the Lutheran World Federation.

Link: see Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Our synod is the Eastern Synod and is one of five in Canada. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Eastern Synod is made up of 17 Ministry Areas. Zion Lutheran, Sault Ste. Marie is in the Northern Ministry Area. Our Synod Vision Statement: We are a church in Mission for Others. We will practice Spirited Discipleship. We will welcome Diversity. We will demonstrate Compassionate Justice. We will establish a Focused Frame work. We will develop Effective Partnerships.

Link: see www.easternsynod.org

The Waterloo Declaration now facilitates 'Full Communion' between Anglican and Lutheran congregations. A Lutheran pastor can serve in Anglican churches and vice versa. The two churches are learning to become one family ... they can share in worship, communion, and leadership opportunities.

Link: see www.elcic.ca/What-We-Believe/Waterloo-Declaration.cfm

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is one of Canada's most experienced relief and development agencies. Formed in 1946 as a response to the humanitarian crisis in post-war Europe, CLWR has grown to serve the world's poor and disenfranchised through community development, refugee resettlement in Canada, emergency relief, and humanitarian aid shipments (We Care program).

Link: see www.clwr.org/About-CLWR/