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[May 27, 2015]
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WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is hosting a Prayer Breakfast in Winnipeg on Thursday, June 4 and all are invited to attend.
The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Canad Inns Polo Park (1405 St. Matthew Avenue). Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) President Robert Bugbee will be speaking at the event, as will the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s Bishop Susan Johnson.
Registration is not required and breakfast is $6 at the door. Please contact CLWR’s Tom Brook at tbrook@clwr.mb.ca if you need more information.
Motivated by Christ’s …

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[May 27, 2015]
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CANADA – CREW Ministries has announced that it is re-releasing its popular “BIG little Album.” The album is a collection of children’s worship songs, with a CD rom feature that allows you to access and print guitar chords, lyrics, and actions for the songs.
“Spring and summer time is a time for celebrating ministry successes in the previous year, and connecting with the community through VBS and other ministry outreaches,” CREW Ministries writes in a release. “We have an excellent CD resource that has blessed many families across Canada over the …

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[May 26, 2015]
President Elect Glenn Schaeffer address the convention.

CALGARY – On May 24, the final day of the 2015 ABC District Convention, President Elect Glenn Schaeffer addressed delegates to formally respond to his election a day earlier.
“I do not stand here today as a leader,” President Schaeffer said, quoting Leonard Sweet. “My fundamental identity is this: ‘I am a follower. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I’m a servant of a Servant. For there really is only one leader in the Church.”
“I pledge to lead by following,” President Schaeffer said, “by following the Leader, the Head of the …

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[May 24, 2015]
President Donald Schiemann addresses delegates during the 2015 ABC District Convention.

CALGARY – On May 23, delegates to the 2015 ABC District Convention adopted a resolution calling for the restructuring of Lutheran Church–Canada. Resolution 2015-01-05A, “To petition Synod for an immediate review and implementation of a new synodical structure,”
2015-01-05A “To petition Synod for an immediate review and implementation of a new synodical structure,” was adopted overwhelmingly. In adopting the resolution, delegates noted that “both the Central and East Districts in their respective conventions have requested the Synod to conduct a thorough review of the structure of LCC and its Districts.” The …

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[May 24, 2015]
President Elect Glenn Schaeffer.

CALGARY – May 23 saw the Alberta-British Columbia District Convention elect a new District President: Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer.
President Elect Schaeffer was elected District President on the fourth ballot, receiving 75 votes to Rev. Laverne Hautz’ 71 votes (there were five spoiled ballots). Dr. Schaeffer has served as the ABC District’s Executive Assistant for Outreach since 2005. He received his doctorate in Mission Studies in 1997 from Concordia Theological Seminary (Ft. Wayne, Indiana), and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton) since 2006, among various …

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[May 23, 2015]
Delegates at the 2015 ABC District Convention.

CALGARY – On May 22, the Alberta-British Columbia (ABC) District opened its 10th regular triennual convention, held at Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Calgary.
The first session of convention business began Friday evening, with the first resolution to be considered primarily a matter of housekeeping. Resolution 2015-01-18 “To Ratify the Following Revised Constitutions and Bylaws” was a resolution to approve five recently amended/revised congregational constitutions. It passed without debate.
Following that, attention turned to Resolution 2015-01-11A, “To Request Lutheran Church–Canada to Provide Interim Ecclesiastical Supervision for Members of Synod in Alberta …