Author Archives: Sask Synod

Synod council meeting notes-Jan 28-29, 2020

SK Synod Council met at Luther College, University of Regina, to continue work on the 5 year Strategic Plan.  This work began in the October 2019 and was expanded on at this meeting adding tasks and timelines.  It will be further refined and brought forward to the next Synod Council meeting, March 27 – 28 in Saskatoon. The 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan has 2 Strategic Priorities:  Expand Leadership Capacity and Courageous Innovation.  Bishop Sid used the analogy of human life.  We start out small, Continue reading →

ELCIC National convention – July 2015

The Fifteenth Biennial Convention of the ELCIC will be held in Edmonton, AB from July 9-12, 2015 with the plenary sessions occurring at the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton. The National Convention will start Thursday at noon and end Sunday at noon. The Convention Banquet will be held on Saturday, July 11 at the downtown Chateau Lacombe Hotel. The Closing Worship service will take place on Sunday, July 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Edmonton, AB. Convention details will be provided on the ELCIC national Continue reading →

Lenten study available online

Fred Bahnson, a farmer and theologian, and Norman Wirzba, professor of theology and ecology at Duke Divinity School, have written a book that can be the basis for a Lenten Series, a series in Adult Forums, a book club, young adult group, student group, etc.: Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation (Intervarsity Press, 2012). It is available in print or as an eBook complete with a study guide. They also provide Sask Synod with a pdf copy.  Please visit the Continue reading →

Future with Hope task force meets

The Future with Hope task force held its first meeting on February 10th, 2015. The task force takes up where the Dream Team left off; setting out to develop concrete recommendations for going forward as a synod. For more information see: Dream Team Final Report February 2015 Future with Hope Notes  in the Publications section of the website.

Future with Hope notes – Feb 2015

The Future with Hope task force held its first meeting In Saskatoon on February 10, 2015. The task force was established by Synod council; consisting of members Cindy Hoppe (co-chair), Rev. Bob Lewis (co-chair), Cheryl Bauer Hyde, Rev. Greg Kiel, Rev. Murray Halvorson, Bishop Sid Haugen, and Joan Meyer. The task force has been asked to form recommendations to the 2016 Saskatchewan Synod Convention around frequency of conventions, conference mandates, election of Synod Council members, and national convention delegate selection. The final recommendations will be Continue reading →

CLWR Thank you for support

CLWR is happy to announce that the Road to Kakuma shipment has finally arrived at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya. Supporters like you made the journey possible with over $15,000 in donations over the past few months! Thank you! Many students will receive Learning & Living Kits upon returning to class in January, but for many other residents distribution has already begun. So far 253 children and 264 extremely vulnerable adults have received support. Quilts and blankets are a great comfort to people Continue reading →

October 2014 Synod council meeting synopsis

The Sask Synod Council met Oct 29-31, 2014 at St. Michael’s in Lumsden for the first time following the May 2014 Synod Convention.  During this meeting they welcomed and oriented new members to council; reviewed the motions referred to Council by the convention plus a summary of all the table talk cards that were recorded during the convention; and received the Dream Team report with its recommendations. During the second day of the meeting the Council was joined by the Conference Deans and the Future Continue reading →

In Memoriam – Rev. Dr. William Hordern

On September 8, 1920, during harvest, William Edward Hordern (Bill) was born on a farm at Dundurn to Paul and Ethyl (Davis) Hordern.  And 94 years later, as another Saskatchewan harvest comes to an end, he was called to another home. His parents put a strong emphasis on education and he studied at Woodview School, took grades 9 and 10 by correspondence, attended the Dundurn high school, the University of Saskatchewan, and St. Andrew’s College. His call to ministry arose from his concerns for the Continue reading →