The Ven. PJ Hobbs (L) and the Rev. Joel Crouse (R) lead a community building exercise the first day of Joint Assembly. Photo by Art Babych/Anglican Journal

Community building at its best

  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 […]


Anglican and Lutheran leaders passionate about living out the call to full communion

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 […]

Joint Assembly 2013 Daily Report—July 3

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, […]


Opening Worship sets tone for much anticipated 2013 Joint Assembly

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 […]

Canadian Anglicans, Lutherans come together in Ottawa ‘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.