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Photos from the E.E.L.K. 2016 Sinod Meetings in Toronto

 

 

This year's meetings were held in a northern suburb of Toronto.  Riina Klaas, Chairwoman of Toronto Old St. Andrews Congregation organized the event. Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Taking part in the meetings were: Pastor Kalle Kadakas (Toronto Old St. Andrews congregation), Riina Klaas (Toronto Old St. Andrews congregation), Jaan Erakare (NJ Lakewood congregation), Maarit Vaga (NJ Lakewood congregation) Heino Nurmberg (Chairman of the Est. Evan. Luth. Church of Los Angeles), Markus Vaga (Deanery Vicar), Uno Jaanson (Toronto Old St. Andrews congregation), Tõnu Orav (Toronto St. Andrews), Jüri Silmberg (Toronto St. Andrews) , Matti Jaanimägi (Chicago), Tamara Norheim-Lehela (Toronto St. Andrews) , Bishop electus Thomas Vaga, Malle Väärsi (Church of Bergen County), Viiu Kanep (Toronto St. Andrews), Iivi Ratas-Campbell (Toronto St. Andrews), Kuno Lill (Est. Evan. Luth. Church of Los Angeles), Eena-Mai Franz (Est. Evan. Luth. Church of St. Paul in New York), Sven Roosild (Chairman of the Est. Evan. Luth. Church of St. Paul in New York), Eve Rebassoo (Chairwoman Schenectady-Albany Congregation), Ilmar Leppik (Toronto St. Andrews), Epp Aruja (Toronto St. Andrews) , Airi Vaga (Holy Ghost Est. Evan. Luth. Church in Lakewood), Heli Kopti (Toronto St. Andrews).  Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Sinod participants register and prepare for the meeting.  Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Matti Jaanimägi, Kuno Lill, Jan-Michael C. and Heino Nurmberg.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Airi Vaga and Ilmar Leppik.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Viiu Kanep, Uno Jaanson, and Matti Jaanimägi.   Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Tamara Norheim-Lehela, Tiiu Roiser-Chorowiec and Sven Roosild.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Pastor Kalle Kadakas greets the participants.   Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Bishop electus Thomas Vaga discusses church materials.    Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

St. Andrews congregation hosted the Sinod luncheon with a traditional Estonian cold buffet served in the downstairs hall.   Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Matti Jaanimägi, Heino Nurmberg, Ilmar Leppik, Tõnu Orav and Kuno Lill.   Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Eena-Mai Franz and Sven Roosild.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Viiu Kanep, Uno Jaanson, Jüri Silmberg, Eve Rebassoo, and Allan Eistrat.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Bishop electus Thomas Vaga, Vaado Sarapuu (Estonian World Review) and Pastor Kalle Kadakas. 
 Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Malle Väärsi, Tamara Norheim-Lehela, Tiiu Roiser, Epp Aruja and ___.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Via SKYPE, Dean Enn Auksmann from Estonia joined the meeting for a presentation.

Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Bishop electus Thomas Vaga and Dean Enn Auksmann converse about his soon coming to Los Angeles.
Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Pastor Markus Vaga represents the congregation at Seabrook.   Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

At the conclusion of the meeting, participants were treated to a film about the Old St. Andrews church organ.
Photo:  Tiiu Roiser

 

St. Andrews hosted a dinner at the "Memories of Japan" restaurant at which about 20 individuals 
enjoyed the entertaining chefs at the grill and fine Japanese meal.

Photos:  Tiiu Roiser

 

Riina Klaas and Viiu Kanep.

Airi and Bishop electus Thomas Vaga.  Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Photos:  Riina Klaas

Malle Väärsi, Kuno Lill and Tiiu Roiser.

 

On Sunday, the 22nd of May, a church service was held at the Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church.   Photos: TR

 

The service was led by Bishop electus Thomas Vaga and Pastor Kalle Kadakas.  Playing the organ was Marta Kivik.

Photo:  Riina Klaas

 

Eve Rebassoo, Airi Vaga, Sven Roosild and Eena-Mai Franz.   (TR)

 

       Photos:  Riina Klaas

 

 

Bishop electus Thomas Vaga's entire sermon may be viewed 
on the Estonian World Review website (in Estonian).

  EWR video - Vaado Sarapuu

 

http://www.eesti.ca/eelk-sinod-kolmainupuha-jumalateenistus/article47666

 

 

 

After the church service, a farewell luncheon was provided by the St. Andrews congregation.

Photos:  Riina Klaas

 

Airi Vaga and Viiu Kanep.  Photos:  Riina Klaas

 

 

Heino Nurmberg and Kuno Lill.   Photo:  Riina Klaas

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News

2015

Thomas Vaga was unanimously voted as the new E.E.L.K. Bishop at the May 2015 Synod meeting.  

 

 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Eesto Synod is now officially registered as a charity in the State of New Jersey - June 2014

 

E.E.L.K. Churches

  E.E.L.K. BergenCounty Kogudus, NJ / Estonian Evan. Luth. Church of Bergen County,NJ

  E.E.L.K. Chicago Esimene Kogudus/Estonian First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois.

  E.E.L.K. Cleveland-Ohio Kogudus / Estonian Evan. Luth. Church of Cleveland, Ohio

  E.E.L.K. Connecticuti Kogudus / Estonian Evan. Luth. Church of Connecticut

  E.E.L.K. Lakewoodi Pühavaimu Kogudus / Holy Ghost Estonian Evan. Luth. Church  

  E.E.L.K. Los Angelese kogudus / Estonian Evan. Luth. Church of Los Angeles

  E.E.L.K. New Yorgi Pauluse Kogudus / Estonian Evan. Lutheran Church of St. Paul in New York  

  E.E.L.K. Schenectady-Albany Kogudus

E.E.L.K. Seabrooki Kogudus

  E.E.L.K. Toronto Vana-
Andrese Kogudus

 


Announcements


Thomas Vaga is the new Bishop electus for the E.E.L.K. - May 2015

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Eesti Synod is now officially registered in the State of New Jersey. - June 2014

 

English Articles

2016

Photos from the E.E.L.K. 2016 Sinod Meetings in Toronto

2015

A New Bishop Electus for an Old Organization  Tiiu Roiser

2014

2014 E.E.L.K. Sinod in LA

2013

2013 E.E.L.K. Sinod Meeting

2012

The Faith of Wise Men - Happy New Year 2013 - Thomas Vaga - 2012

"How the Church & Congregations Called, Gathered & Strengthened the Refugees' Sense of Identity & Hope"  Dean Thomas Vaga - 2012

2011

The USA Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Synods Discussed The Need To Review The Unification Voting  
Airi Vaga - May 17th, 2011

E.E.L.K. Lakewood Pühavaimu Church Service Ending the Synod Meetings  - Pastor Markus Vaga - May 15th, 2011


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