A Pastoral Letter Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) And Communities Of The ELCIC

In a pastoral letter to the church released recently, ELCIC National and Synod Bishops invite prayers for all who are affected by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly for the people of China and other nations where the disease is spreading rapidly, and offer recommendations, based on best practices of health authorities, for worship and community life. To view the letter: Pastoral Letter – ELCIC National Website To view provincial information: Saskatchewan Health Authority

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 →

Year-end letter from Bishop Sid Haugen

Grace to you and Peace, As you gather this winter for your annual meeting, with the various reports from rostered leaders, council, treasurer and committees in front of you, let me share just a few words from our synod. A word about the work of our Synod Synod council developed a strategic plan in 2014 for its work with our 115 congregations and various church related ministries. The focus of the strategic plan is, “Strengthening Faith Communities for Service.” The three main work areas for Continue reading →

Employment Opportunity: St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville

Position of Administrator (Full Time) ST. PAUL LUTHERAN HOME MELVILLE. SK. Expected Starting Date: January 02, 2019 Job Summary: The Administrator is accountable to St. Paul Lutheran Home Board of Directors and Director of Health Services South for the overall organization, direction, management, coordination and evaluation of programs and services. Paul Lutheran Home is an Eden Alternative Home that seeks to create a vibrant community for our elders and staff. Experience: Experience in health care Extensive experience in Administration, Management, and working with Non-profit organizations Continue reading →

Rev. Johan Hesje Obituary

September 01, 1923 – November 03, 2018 Pastor Johan Arnt Hesje passed away peacefully on November 3, 2018 with family at his side at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, at the age of 95. Born September 1, 1923 in Time, Norway, Johan immigrated to Canada with his parents and five siblings in 1928. He lived a farm life in northern Saskatchewan during the lean depression years with his parents, Johan and Karen Hesje, and family, which grew to nine children. Johan felt called to be a Lutheran Continue reading →

October 2018 Synod Council Meeting Highlights

All members were present as well as Judy Parker, Bishop Sid Haugen’s assistant.  Bishop Sid led devotions for the meeting.  Assistants to the Bishop, Jerry Borkowsky and Dennis Serfas also attended for a portion of the meeting. *Orientation of new and returning council members.  The governance manual will need to be overhauled to bring it into line with the changes to convention cycles and member terms passed at convention. *Actions out of convention:  1) congregations are encouraged to pray for peace for South Sudan and Continue reading →

ELCIC Women of Faith Fund

ELCIC Women of Faith Fund The ELCIC Women of Faith Fund provides annual grants that encourage and facilitate the Christ-centered ministry of women within the ELCIC and In Mission for Others. This fund was established in 2011 in recognition of the “significant contribution of the women of the Evangelical Lutheran Women (ELW) of the ELCIC. The fund came from the monies remaining after the dissolution of the ELW.  Individuals or groups may make additional donations to the fund. Grants from the ELCIC Women of Faith Continue reading →

Pre-CLAY Youth Event February 9-10, 2018

It’s time to Register for: Saskatchewan Synod Pre-CLAY Gathering (In Saskatoon!) Register by emailing: [email protected] Deadline to Register: February 2nd Details: February 9-10 at Zion Lutheran Church in Saskatoon. 6 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday. $20/person. Includes snacks on Friday night and Breakfast Saturday morning. An evening to gather and get to know youth from around the province. Many of you will be on the bus trip together but all youth are welcome. Start gathering snapchats and contact information to generate excitement for within Continue reading →

2018 Sask Synod Convention

Official Sask Synod Convention Notice The Saskatchewan Synod Biennial Convention will be held Friday, June 8 & Saturday 9, 2018 Luther College, University of Regina Information regarding the Convention Levy and the number of delegates a congregation can send was sent to the Congregational Treasurers.  Congregation delegates are to be selected and registered with the Synod by April 1, 2018. The registration package and more information regarding the Convention will be posted to the Synod website and sent through the Synod Newsletter in  January, 2018. Continue reading →