Canadian Lutheran and Anglican bishops brainstorm solutions to common problems

Posted by Kendall Harmon

(Anglican Journal) Canadian Lutheran churches appear to be faced with many of the same problems known to Canadian Anglicans.

These include shrinking congregations and an increased interest in weekly eucharist.

According to Susan Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), this is leading Lutherans to look at such measures as the use of ordained pastors as “circuit riders” bringing the eucharist to a number of parishes. Speaking here at the Oct. 22-25 joint meeting of the Anglican House of Bishops and Lutheran Conference of Bishops, she added there has also been pressure to revive a practice of permitting lay people to preside at the sacrament, as some Lutheran churches did at one time.

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Posted October 28, 2010 at 7:45 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Gee, they seem to be imitating the big folks of EcUSA/TEC and ELCA.  Apparently the dis-ease is contagious after all, as predicted, and is equally fatal tot he hosts.

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