Two churches seek common logo

The Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission is seeking submissions for a common logo to be used in its communications. The logo will also be used when the two churches participate in “full communion” events.

The idea for a logo search came out the latest gathering of the commission, which met in mid-February in Halifax to examine how to move ahead since the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada both agreed last summer to full communion.

The agreement, entitled Called to Full Communion: The Waterloo Declaration, spelled out the closer ties between the two churches. Key to the agreement were that clergy of the two denominations may move freely between the two churches and members may receive sacraments in either church. 

At the February meeting, the commission worked on guidelines for common worship and arrangements for clergy serving by term appointment in the other church. The bishops and councils of each church will be asked to review these proposals at their spring meetings.

It also put out a call for a new logo. According to the commission, the logo should communicate “Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans in Full Communion” and may be a blend of the logos of each church (as seen on this page), or something entirely new.

The requirements of the design are that it be usable in both black and white and two-colour and for both print and Web use. The designer of the chosen logo will be required to give up copyright. The final selection will be made by the commission at its fall 2002 meeting.

Submissions are required by June 30 and may be sent by mail, fax or e-mail to either:

Rev. Cindy Halmarson
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
302-393 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 3H6
fax: 204-984-9185
e-mail: [email protected]

Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan
Anglican Church of Canada
600 Jarvis Street
Toronto ON M4Y 2J6
fax: 416-924-0211
e-mail: [email protected]

Questions or comments to the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission may be addressed to either Canon Barnett-Cowan or Ms. Halmarson.

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