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[April 17, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Paul Zabel

by Paul Zabel
“For narrow is the gate, and straight the way, that leads to life.” (Matthew 7:14)
When I was attending the seminary in St. Louis, a popular gathering place for people was along the banks of the Mississippi River near the St. Louis Arch. Many of the people who worked in the office buildings located in downtown St. Louis would take their lunch to this location to enable them to get out of their office environment and to spend at least a part of their day enjoying the weather outside. …

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[April 16, 2014 | No Comment | ]
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WINNIPEG – Three committees tasked with drafting resolutions for Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) tenth convention met April 11-12 in Winnipeg. Chaired by LCC’s three district presidents, Rev. Tom Prachar (Central), Rev. Don Schiemann (ABC), and Rev. Paul Zabel (East), the members (drawn from the convention delegates) reviewed overtures submitted from across Canada, read reports published in the Convention Workbook, and found common areas of concern the convention can address under the topics of Faith, Witness, and Parish Services; Higher Education; and Constitutional, Administrative, and Financial Matters.
“These committees, along with the Nominations …

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[April 15, 2014 | One Comment | ]
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by Ted Giese
Recently I had the privilege to take part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) 2014 Global Encounter, held in Israel and Palestine. In addition to visiting places like the Augusta Victoria Hospital and various Lutheran schools which are supported in part through funding from CLWR, I also had the opportunity to see many locations connected to the life and work of Jesus. One such place was the Mount of Olives.
On the Mount of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane in the dark of night, Jesus prays, “Father, if …

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[April 11, 2014 | No Comment | ]
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WINNIPEG – The Board of Managers (BOM) of LCC’s Worker Benefit Plan (WBP) is very aware of the pressure employers are under to reduce costs. The BOM is thus  doing its utmost to deliver programs efficiently and in the most cost-effective manner possible.
While the BOM has made great strides in reducing administrative costs, it came to a point where it had no ability to further lower expenses with its incumbent consulting firm. The BOM therefore embarked on a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to find a replacement consulting firm that …

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[April 10, 2014 | No Comment | ]
The convention's opening Divine Service will take place in Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver

WINNIPEG – Few forget the powerful preaching from God’s Word, stirring music, and congregational singing when Lutherans gather by the hundreds for Divine Service. Lutherans in the Vancouver area and Lower Mainland will have that opportunity Friday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St. in Vancouver at the opening service of Lutheran Church–Canada’s 10th national convention.
“We have to go to another sacred site for this event because none of our LCC parish churches have enough seating,” explained Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) President Robert Bugbee. “The cathedral …

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[April 9, 2014 | One Comment | ]
Anniversary-Hymn

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is pleased to encourage the use of a new resource for congregations celebrating special anniversaries. Rev. Dr. Howard W. Kramer, who served as President of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) from 1984-1990 has released his hymn “Father, Who with Wisdom Infinite” for the use of LCC congregations.
The hymn, written to the tune of Ebenezer, follows a Trinitarian theme, in the first three verses thanking each of the Persons of the Trinity for “years of blessing.” The final verse reads as follows:
Father, Son and …