Resolution A141


Subject : To Love and Serve the Lord: Anglican-Lutheran International Commission

Moved By: The Rev. Lynne McNaughton, Diocese of New Westminster

Seconded By: The Rt. Rev.  Linda Nicholls, Diocese of Toronto

Be it resolved that this General Synod

receive the Jerusalem Report of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (To Love and Serve the Lord), and refer it to the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission to coordinate a process of study and response.

Source: Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee

Submitted By: Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?      Yes     No  X
Contained within the operational budget of Faith, Worship, and Ministry

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?   Yes    No


To Love and Serve the Lord is a report from the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission on “diakonia [the ministry of service] in the life of the church.” It presents concepts and challenges, agreed in the course of international dialogue, regarding the church’s ministry of service. It is now being presented to member churches of the Anglican Communion and Lutheran World Federation for reception, and has been commended to us by the Anglican Consultative Council. Reception includes both study and action in response to the challenges of the report, a process which can best be coordinated between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada through the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission.


In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the Order of Bishops, and by a majority of the Orders of Clergy and Laity voting together.

Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass.

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may require a vote to be taken by dioceses.  A motion passes if a majority of dioceses (or a tie) vote in favour.

Source: Section 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure

If Resolution A030 is given second reading, the required majority will be all Orders voting together.