E-Notes  March 7h, 2013   Issue 16
Eastern Synod - ELCIC


Upcoming Events:
View the Calendar
for a full list of events

Worship Resources

Worship Resources for musicians, lay worship leaders/planners in your congregations are available on the
Worship Blog


Pastoral Opportunities

The following Congregations are seeking a pastor. For more information, please contact Rev Riitta Hepomaki, Assistant to the Bishop (telephone 1-877-373-5242)
Check out Vacancies on the Eastern Synod Website

Atlantic Conference
New Germany District Parish - includes St Paul's, Trinity and St. Matthew's, New Germany, NS

Georgian Bay Conference
St Peter's, Sullivan, ON
St. James, Williamsford

Toronto Conference
St. Paul's, Richmond Hill, ON

Northern Conference
Zion, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Hamilton/Niagara Conference
St. John's, Hamilton, ON

Suomi Conference 2013

St. John's Lutheran Church in South Porcupine, ON invites you to a weekend
in Timmins learning and applying the gifts of the Spirit. The Suomi
Konferenssi will be held May 3,4,5, 2013 with registration starting at 2 pm
at St. John's at 78 William Ave., South Porcupine and then continuing
Saturday and Sunday at Northern College in South Porcupine.
We will have Rev Susan Johnson talking about Spiritual Renewal on Saturday
as well as preaching Sunday morning at our communion service; we will have
two discussion groups - one on churches in transition and the other on
aging - and we will be offering a tour of a local aboriginal teepee and
sweat lodge out at a reclaimed Goldcorp mine site. There will be a banquet
Saturday night followed by an evening of music. Local artists will also be
there to display their craft. The event is bilingual, Finnish and English.
Registration packages are available from St. John's with the conference
cost of $75.00 (includes your meals).
Please contact Rev. Glenda Morrissette at or
call 705 235-2064.
Hope to see you 'up north',
Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church

Christians Reaching Out to the Community
Date:April 06, 2013

Rev. Doug Schweyer and the Members of Faith would like to extend to you an invitation to join us for a 2 hour symposium on “Christians Reaching Out to the Community”, on Saturday, April 6th, 2013, 10 am to 12 pm. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 Agar Drive, St. Catharines. The symposium will be followed by a light lunch when further discussion will be encouraged.

View the official invitation letter.


S P A: Sacred Place Away

Women of all ages are invited to attend “Spiritual Place Away” which is an Intergenerational Women’s Gathering at Seneca Residence and Conference Centre.
1760 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario.
Friday, May 24th - Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Time is ticking away and the SPA Women's Event is quickly approaching. Please note that the registration deadline has been extended until April 20th but spots are filling up quickly so don't delay! Get your registration in today.

See attached files for more information!

Event Poster
Event Agenda
Event Letter




Eastern Synod Scholarship Fund & Spencer-Barche Education Trust Fund information and application form. Only 2013 - 1014 application forms will be considered. Please ensure that all eligibility criteria is met and all information is complete!

Click Here to visit the Eastern Synod website and veiw the application.

2013 Spiritual Retreat for Lay People

Just Three Things: What God Requires from Us.

 Apr. 12th–Apr. 14th 2013
Mount Carmel
Spiritual Centre
Niagara Falls, Ontario


 Cost:  $215.00 per person
Bishop Michael Pryse
Spiritual Directors:
Rev. Hans & Katharine Borch and
Vicar Jennifer Wirt
Retreat Director:
Dorothy Frook
Telephone: 519-881-2798
Registrar: Prijna Gingrich
Telephone: 519-208-5652
   Please join us for community, conversation,
contemplation, worship and renewal.
View the Event Flyer
View the Event Agenda
View the Event Invitation
View the Event Registration
View the Event Evaluation
Eastern Synod Assembly 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Sunday, June 29 2014
Doubletree by Hilton
Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J3
Additional details will follow over the coming months.


Give a Gift From your Heart
when you and your husband/wife attend a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! The communication in your relationship will improve by leaps and bounds on this special weekend at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, Ontario, Canada on April 5 - 7! For more information or to apply, visit, or contact Irene Glab at or 519-622-1398. Weekends fill fast and applications are due by March 22 - don't miss out!

MP Ted Opitz Recognizes the Madbakh After School Program
Exciting news from St. Philip's, Etobicoke. Take a look at this video from Ottawa - the House of Commons.
Watch Video

Lutheran / Mennonite Lenten time study sessions in Wilmot
 This Lent Wilmot and Steinmann Mennonite and St. James and Zion Lutheran Churches organize a series of study sessions about food. Come, learn, and bring your knowledge and opinions to share.  We meet in following locations on Tuesdays according to following Schedule:
Tue March 5 at 7.00 pm At St. James Lutheran Church, 66 Mill Street, Baden 
 We'll watch a documentary film “Canned Dreams” about globalized food industry and people in it. We will follow a food can’s path from the mines in Brazil, to Europe and all the way to Northern Finland.
Tue March 12 at 7.00 pm
At Steinmann Mennonite Church 1316 Snyder's Rd W, Baden 
 Come and taste the simple but nutritious food that feeds a good 12 million people of the world – the people who live at refugee camps. Meet also Jennifer Ardon, CLWR liaison person, who will tell us about life at the on the Camps.  
Tue March 19 at 7.00 pm
At Zion Lutheran in Philipsburg 3357 Erb's Rd, Baden
 Lack of nutritious food and poverty go hand in hand. What else does poverty bring to people’s life? Greg deGroot-Maggetti, a Poverty Program Coordinator from MCC opens to us an unseen and unpleasant world of poverty.
Tue April 2 at 6.00 pm
At Wilmot Mennonite Church 2995 Bleams Road,
New Hamburg

 The last Food for Thought gathering brings us around the same table where we will share what we have received from God. A potluck dinner together is the best way to connect and rejoice. Notice earlier time.

The 2013 Spring Conference Meetings Schedule will be as follows:
Please mark your calendars accordingly.

Northern - April 12-13, 2013, Trinity, Sudbury

Georgian Bay - April 27, 2013, St. Peter's, Neustadt

London - April 27, 2013, St. Peter's, Zurich

Ottawa/St. Lawrence - April 27, 2013, Faith, Nepean

Atlantic - May 3-5, 2013, New Denmark Parish, New Brunswick

Kitchener/Waterloo - May 4, 2013, St. Mark's, Kitchener

Hamilton/Niagara - May 4, 2013 (tentative), Grace, Hamilton

Toronto - May 11, 2013, Epiphany, Toronto
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