ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
189 Upton Rd. Unit 1 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
705 253 8703
We urge all members and all people of good will around the world to join us in prayer for peace for the people of Ukraine and the region.
Loving God, you are our peace. We pray for peace between Russia and Ukraine. We pray for the people of Ukraine – those who are forced to flee, those who are trapped and unable to flee, those who are in need of aid, those who have died. We pray for Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, that they may be moved to lay down their weapons. We pray for world leaders, that they would be led into your ways of peace and justice. We pray for our whole world who watches and worries. God have mercy! AMEN
The ELCIC (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada) issued a statement on March 7, 2022 which may be read on the national churches website.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) calls on its members to respond through prayer and financial support to the urgent humanitarian needs in Ukraine. The ELCIC and CLWR join with their partners, and people around the world, in calling for an immediate end to violence. As fighting intensifies, early estimates are that millions could be rapidly displaced, creating a widespread humanitarian crisis. Partners in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries are closely monitoring the situation and preparing to respond with immediate humanitarian needs including food, shelter, emergency supplies and trauma support.
Individuals and congregations wishing to support relief efforts can donate as follows:
Make a designated offering donation for “Ukraine Appeal” through any ELCIC congregation.
Call CLWR at 1-800-661-2597 (locally at 204-694-6502) to donate by credit card or go online at https://www.clwr.org/product/E-104/ukraine-crisis.
Send a cheque made payable to CLWR and mailed to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to “Ukraine Appeal.”