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[October 20, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Don Schiemann

by Don Schiemann
Come, my soul, with ev’ry care,
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not turn away (LSB 779:1).
Every triennium Lutheran Church–Canada adopts a theme. The theme serves as a focus and an emphasis for our work together as a church body. The theme for the 2014-17 triennium is “Come to Him Who Answers Prayer,” based on Psalm 65:2. Accompanying the theme, Rev. Kurt Reinhardt offered a wonderful essay at the 2014 synodical convention on the topic of prayer. Appropriately, the essay was …

East District News, Headline, National News »

[October 17, 2014 | Comments Off | ]

EDMONTON – On Friday, October 17 the Alberta Integrated Child Exploitation Unit announced that Rev. Richard Docekal had been arrested on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
On the evening of September 8, President Don Schiemann of the Alberta-British Columbia District was informed of serious allegations against Rev. Docekal. Included in these allegations were suggestions of child pornography. President Schiemann immediately informed police of these allegations on September 9, and the Integrated Child Exploitation Unit began an investigation.
Rev. Docekal was also implicated in other activities which were of a …

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[October 17, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Bishop Younan.

CANADA – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is hosting a wine and cheese reception and meet-and-greet with Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
Bishop Younan, who also serves as President of the Lutheran World Federation, will address the subjects of peace-building and humanitarian work in some of the most conflicted areas of the world, including the Holy Land, Syria, Iraq, and South Sudan.
There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be taken to support to the Augusta Victoria Hospital …

Education News, Headline »

[October 16, 2014 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Concordia University College of Alberta’s (Edmonton) School of Music is preparing for two major musical events. The Sacred Music Festival “Great is our God” will take place at the Winspear Centre (4 Sir Winston Churchill Square) on October 26 at 3:00 p.m. A few days later, the Concordia Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-15 season with “Kaleidoscope,” November 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tegler Centre (Concordia University College of Alberta).
The Sacred Music Festival will feature the Concordia Concert Choir, Concordia Community Chorus, Bella Voce Concordia, Sine Nomine, Jubiloso …

Education News, Headline »

[October 15, 2014 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – The faculty and Board of Regents of Concordia Lutheran Seminary invite individuals, congregations, and Boards of Lutheran Church-Canada to submit the names of persons to be considered for one of the seminary’s honorary degrees and awards.
The purpose of these honorary degrees and awards is to acknowledge outstanding service to the church, the seminary, and the community. Available degrees are: Doctor of Laws (LL.D), Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.), Doctor of Divinity (D.D.). Available awards are: Faith in Life, Friend of the Seminary, Doulos Dia Iesoun. A description of the …

East District News, Feature Stories, Headline »

[October 15, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Bowman Mayor Michel David (right) and St. Paul's church member Stanley Cheslock unveil a monument honouring the 96 people buried on Cemetery Island.

by James Morgan
A liturgy containing prayers and music in German, French, and English, and a great deal of history figured prominently at a special service on September 28 to celebrate the 135th anniversary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bowman, Quebec, located north of Gatineau. With the surrounding maple-covered mountains showing shades of red and orange, and the temperature unseasonably warm, it seemed like a fitting time to thank God for his faithfulness and to remember the pioneering German settlers who founded this community so unique in Quebec. And while …