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ELCIC Emergency Appeal for our partners in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL)
"The ELCJHL are our siblings in Christ. We have been in a long and important partnership with them, and they need our support at this desperate time," says ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson, in an ELCIC Emergency Appeal dated November 3. "Jesus calls us to respond to those in need. This appeal is one way we can do that. I urge you to be generous.”
The ELCIC invites members to support the ELCJHL Emergency Appeal through prayers and financial support with a goal of covering one month of expenses for the ELCJHL, totalling $263,000. Please spread the word in your congregations.
ELCJHL Bishop Dr. Sani-Ibrahim Azar, recently shared an update with the ELCIC on the escalating violence in the West Bank and the impact of the war on the church. In his letter he noted: due to the increase in violence, schools have had to close; checkpoints between the West Bank and Jerusalem and between areas such as Ramallah and Bethlehem have been nearly completely closed off preventing many people in these communities from being able to travel to and from work; and there has been a devastating impact on families whose livelihoods are connected to the tourism and hospitality industry.
“The war between Israel and Hamas is greatly affecting our partners in the ELCJHL,” Bishop Johnson adds. “Most of them have relatives in Gaza. As well, the West Bank has been shut down, which is affecting people’s ability to work and move freely. This has huge financial implications for the church.”
In his letter, Bishop Azar invited support from ELCJHL partners to help sustain the important ministries of the church during this difficult time. The ELCJHL estimates a budget of $263,000 per month just for teachers’ salaries and 50 percent of the pastors’ salaries – these individuals are providing essential ministries throughout the region, serving the needs of parishioners and students.
The ELCIC invites members to support the ELCJHL Emergency Appeal through prayers and financial support. Our goal is to help cover one month of expenses for the ELCJHL to a total of $263,000.
To assist in reaching this goal, the ELCIC’s National Church Council has approved a one-time contribution to the appeal for $100,000.
You are invited to help support our partners through a financial contribution to the ELCJHL appeal.
Financial donations may be given in two ways:
Through your local congregation by designating your offering to ELCJHL Appeal.
The full text of the ELCIC Emergency Appeal follows: https://elcic.ca/2023/11/03/elcic-emergency-appeal-for-our-partners-in-the-evangelical-lutheran-church-in-jordan-and-the-holy-land/
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is a loving and accepting community. The church is rooted in tradition while being progressive in thought and theology. I feel so blessed to spend time here. All are truly welcome.
I have been attending OSLC since moving to PG in Oct 1995 and became a member shortly after. My second son was baptized here along with his cousin, my 2 sons attended Sunday School here and were both confirmed by Pastor Roland Ziprick. My Mom attended and became a member when she moved in 2011 at the age of 85, until she passed away in August 2014. I have always found our congregation to be most welcoming and supportive. The outpouring of kindness and help when my Mom passed away was more than heartwarming.
I have been involved in so many aspects of our church life, from Moms and Tots to singing in choir and praise band, to serving as liturgist and on the altar guild.
I count my friends here at OSLC amongst my dearest and I count my blessings that I have such a warm, welcoming and supportive church family to be able to depend on and in turn, to give back to. I look forward to continuing to serve our Lord and our community in whatever capacity I am called to!
"Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is a community that welcomes all. Come to hear God's word of Love and Grace. We have a heart for those in need."
Name: Fleming Blishen
Education: Masters of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon
Years as a Pastor: 11
Years at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church: 11
Desire: To help people find creative ways to connect with the divine and live out their true calling in life.
Hobbies: Welding/Metal Work/Gardening
Relationships: Married to my wife Vanessa for 16 years and have 3 adopted children Hunter, Mila and Daxton.