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[April 16, 2015 | No Comment | ]
Delegates vote on a resolution.

SASKATOON – On April 15, the Central District meeting in convention adopted a resolution to request Synod’s Commission on Constitutional Matters and Structure (CCMS) to propose changes to the structure of Lutheran Church–Canada.
The resolution suggested that “the present organizational structure does not resolve the uncertainties as to where responsibility for a particular function should properly rest between the Synod and Districts,” that a “new structure could bring greater financial stability and unity with LC-C.” It also notes that “in many aspects District Conventions duplicate matters carried out by Synodical Conventions” …

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[April 15, 2015 | No Comment | ]
President Prachar was reelected at 2015's Central District Convention in Saskatoon.

SASKATOON – The 10th (49th) regular convention of the Central District of Lutheran Church–Canada re-elected Rev. Thomas Prachar as District President on March 14, 2015.
This election marks President Prachar’s sixth term as President of the Central District, having been first elected in 2000. He was reelected 48-43 (with 1 ballot spoiled) over Rev. David Haberstock.
In his report later in the day, President Prachar noted that he had wrestled over the question of allowing his name to stand for this election, eventually deciding in prayer that he would accept the will …

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[April 14, 2015 | No Comment | ]
President Don Schiemann

by Donald Schiemann
We celebrated Easter at church this morning,” the eight-year-old said to his parents. “We talked about Jesus rising from the dead!” “But wait a minute,” the father said, “this is October. Easter doesn’t happen until April next year.” The little boy responded, “But our Sunday school teacher taught us that every Sunday is a little Easter and in our church service we worship Jesus who rose from the dead.”
The Sunday school teacher was right on. The Early Church chose to worship on Sunday because that is when Jesus …

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[April 13, 2015 | No Comment | ]
Edwin and Marjorie Lehman

EDMONTON – On April 9, Marjorie Evelyn Lehman (née Huber) was welcomed into the loving arms of her heavenly Father. Marjorie was the wife of Rev. Dr. Edwin Lehman, Lutheran Church–Canada’s first President after the church body became autonomous in 1988.
Marjorie was born in 1934. She passed away in the presence of family as they prayed, sang, and read Scripture, following several weeks of hospitalization in Edmonton.
Left behind to await a glorious reunion with her are her husband of 58 years, Edwin, her son Rodney, daughters Barbara (Keith) Haberstock, Katherine …

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[April 6, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Mathew Block
“I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive. But better than both is he who has not yet been and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun.”
- Ecclesiastes 4:2-3 -
It is a grim passage we read here. Solomon, that King of Israel renowned for his great wisdom, looks upon the things of earth and despairs in the meaninglessness of it all. Wealth, wisdom, and even family fail to satisfy in the end. We spend …

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[April 2, 2015 | Comments Off | ]

NOTE: The following is a summary of information on the current situation taking place in the ABC District, and is derived from reports, court documents, and other communications.
The Court hearing of the Alberta-British Columbia (ABC) District resumed on March 27. At that time, the Court approved the District’s choice of Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and granted the District a 90 day extension of its stay period (until June 26, 2015). The Court also approved the sale of four properties.
Deloitte, the Court-appointed Monitor, supported the extension of the stay period in …