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[October 1, 2014 | One Comment | ]
President Vannarith Chhim.

CAMBODIA – A new protocol agreement signed in September by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cambodia (ELCC), Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC), and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will guide the next three years of confessional Lutheran mission and ministry in Cambodia.
President Vannarith Chhim of the ELCC hailed the agreement, calling it a “great blessing” for his “small church from a small country” to partner with the LCMS and LCC in ministry. In particular, he stressed the Cambodian church’s thanks for the aid North American Lutherans will continue to offer in theological …

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[September 30, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Current members of the CTCR meet in Winnipeg.
(Left to right: Paul Walrath, Rev. Dr. Thomas Winger, President Robert Bugbee, Rev. Joel Kuhl, Rev. James Heinbuch, Rev. Warren Hamp, Clifford Pyle, and Rev. Dr. James Gimbel).

WINNIPEG – September 22-27 was a busy period at Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) synodical office in Winnipeg, as the Commission for Theology and Church Relations (CTCR), the Council of Presidents (COP), and the Board of Directors (BOD) all held meetings in office for the first time since the 2014 synodical convention.
First to meet during the week was the CTCR, meeting September 22-23. The commission welcomed Rev. Joel Kuhl and Rev. James Heinbuch, elected at the 2014 convention, to the commission. Cliff Pyle was also elected to a second term on the …

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[September 26, 2014 | No Comment | ]
The CREW and Jennifer Jade Kerr have both been nominated for the 2014 Covenant Awards.

CANADA – The Gospel Music Association of Canada (GMAC) has announced the nominations for the 2014 Covenant Awards, and two Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) recording artists are among the nominees. Jennifer Jade Kerr has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, while the CREW has been nominated for Seasonal Album of the Year for their album “Consider Well… A Christmas Journey with the CREW.”
This is Kerr’s third nomination for the Covenant Awards in as many years. In 2013, she was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and in …

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[September 25, 2014 | No Comment | ]
The pastors and president of the Lutheran Church in the Philippines share their experiences during Typhoon Haiyan and how they responded to the disaster it caused during the second day of the 2014 Lutheran International Disaster Conference. (Photo: LCMS Communications).

USA – From September 23-26, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is hosting the 2014 Lutheran International Disaster Response Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This year’s theme is “Standing Together in Time of Disaster,” and features experienced disaster responders offering important ministry gleaned in the midst of actual disasters.
Rev. Dr. Leonardo Neitzel, Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Executive for Missions and Social Ministry is attending the event on behalf of the Canadian church. “Whenever our Lutheran brethren and people around the world in general face challenges through natural disasters, …

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[September 24, 2014 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Alexey Navrotskyy

EDMONTON – Rev. Alexey Navrotskyy arrived in Edmonton, along with his wife Vika and their two children, in early September to begin studies at Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS). He began classes September 15.
Rev. Navrotksyy is a missionary for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) in Ukraine, where he serves with the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU). He graduated from Concordia Seminary in Odessa, Ukraine, a seminary program operated by LCC. His graduate studies in Edmonton will prepare him to help serve as an instructor at the Odessa seminary in the …

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[September 23, 2014 | No Comment | ]
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CANADA – While Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) no longer designates a specific day “Seminaries Sunday,” synod nevertheless encourages its congregations to remember the two seminaries with prayers and offerings. LCC congregations may wish to do so by celebrating one Sunday of their choosing “Seminaries Sunday.”
To that end, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) and Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) provides a number of congregational resources for Seminaries Sunday. CLS and CLTS encourage churches to use the propers appointed for the day, but congregations may also wish to …