In this first episode of 2013 Joint Assembly on Demand, we take you to the first Joint Assembly, introduce you to the gathering, and share highlights from day 1. Hosted by Evelyn Hornbeck, 2013 Joint Assembly on Demand will bring you highlights from each day of Joint Assembly.
In a session appropriately named “Community Building,” the Ven. PJ Hobbs, Archdeacon of Carleton and Director of Mission: Parish, Diocesan & Community Ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa, and Rev. Joel Crouse, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the Eastern Synod and Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Ottawa, took delegates […]
In the spirit of a fully integrated Joint Assembly, National Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada equally shared the duties of delivering their opening report to delegates of their two churches, who are assembled in Ottawa, July 3-7. “One of the […]
The Joint Assembly opened with a celebration of the Eucharist. Archbishop Fred Hiltz presided, leading the Assembly to renew their baptismal vows. In her sermon, National Bishop Susan Johnson challenged people to share our faith with each other during our time together, and reminded us that Jesus didn’t come because God so loved the Church, […]
After much planning and preparation, and a full twelve years following the signing of the Waterloo Declaration, the 2013 Joint Assembly—a fully integrated national gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC)—officially commenced this afternoon with an Opening Worship service full of creativity, hopefulness and a call […]
2013 Joint Assembly—Day 1, a set by General Synod on Flickr. Photos from the first day of the 2013 Joint Assembly.
2013 Joint Assembly—Opening Worship, a set on Flickr. A selection of photos from the opening worship, 2013 Joint Assembly.
For God so loved the world…..that we now gather together for the love of God and together for the love of the world.
Hundreds of members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are converging on Ottawa for an unprecedented joint national gathering of the two churches, where they will tackle issues like resource extraction, homelessness, and how to live out their mission in a time of diminishing church membership.
If you wish to watch or follow news and events of this year’s General Synod and the first-ever Joint Assembly with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, be sure to keep an eye on jointassembly.ca