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 →

New Appointment for Bishop (Ret.) Cindy Halmarson

December 17, 2014 Rev Cindy Halmarson, the former bishop of Saskatchewan Synod, has accepted a position in the Global Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Her new position as Area Program Director for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (Europe/MENA), based at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, will involve building and maintaining relationships with partner churches in order to strengthen Christ’s mission in the world. Mission accompaniment is focused on churches in Central Eastern Europe, including Siberia, and the Evangelical 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 →

On the launch of the website

About the Website: Finally the website is up! The majority of the site came together quickly, the last 25 percent took longer than I had expected. A few notes about the site Design: We have set out to design the site to be “public facing” so that someone wanting to find something out about our faith community might find something here. We have also set out to design the site to give ready access internally to faith communities and faith community leaders seeking information, forms Continue reading →

Advent Devotions

Advent Devotions online: Please take a moment to see Bishop Telmor Sartison’s Advent Devotions on the Faith Links menu under Devotions–and pass the word! Thanks Tel, for this early Christmas gift to our synod.  

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 →

Welcome to the synod youth blog

My name is Gretchen, and I am the Synod Youth Ministry Coordinator. I am here to support, encourage, and assist you as you engage in youth ministry in your context.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. . .any ideas..any concerns. . . any stories!  I would love to hear from you. Sign up to receive updates from me through my email list at [email protected]