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[October 13, 2016]

CANADA – While Lutheran Church–Canada no longer designates a specific day as Seminaries Sunday, it encourages its congregations to remember Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) and Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) with prayers and offerings.
You may wish to observe it in conjunction with an Education Sunday in the autumn, remembering the opening of the seminaries’ academic year. Congregations are encouraged to use the propers appointed for the day, but also may choose to make use of the seminaries’ joint theme verse for this year: “Christ, …

Headline, Mission News »

[October 11, 2016]

CANADA – Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) is inviting inquiries and nominations for full-time missionary staff to join them in sharing the Gospel in remote areas of Canada.
Due to continued growth and demand for LAMP’s ministry in First Nations communities in northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, the mission organization is seeking full-time staff to support local northern ministries and mission teams.
“Communities in northern Canada have great interest in hearing the Gospel,” said Ron Ludke, Executive Director of LAMP. “They are inviting us to come. But right …

Headline, National News »

[October 10, 2016]
President Bugbee addresses the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) held its annual plenary assembly September 26-30, 2016 in Cornwall, Ontario, and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) President Robert Bugbee was present to bring greetings and participate in a panel discussion on the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Reflecting on the ecumenical dialogue currently underway between LCC and the CCCB, President Bugbee noted that LCC’s representatives “want me to convey to you their deep appreciation for the Roman Catholic approach to these sorts of conversations. For one thing, they treasure your …

Feature Stories, Headline, Table Talk »

[October 7, 2016]

by Mathew Block
Why am I a Lutheran? It’s about the Gospel. It’s about a God, looking with love on a broken creation—looking at sinful humanity and knowing they can’t save themselves. So He steps down, takes their weakness, their sin upon Himself and suffers in their place. Jesus, the Great High Priest, becomes the Sacrificial Lamb. And He dies.
Why am I a Lutheran? It’s about the Gospel.
But He doesn’t stay dead. The One crucified on the cross is the same One who walks out of a tomb three days later. …

Education News, Headline »

[October 6, 2016]

EDMONTON – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton) seeks to call a full-time faculty member specializing in Old Testament Theology but able to teach in other theological disciplines as well. Candidates meriting serious consideration will be ordained pastors of Lutheran Church-Canada or one of its partner-churches possessing significant parish experience, an earned terminal degree (Th.D or Ph.D), strong teaching and administrative capabilities, a positive and pastoral personality, and a commitment to excellence in pastoral formation and service to the Church.
A call will be issued in May 2017 for service at CLS beginning …

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[October 3, 2016]
LCC's new anniversary of the Reformation website.

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has launched a new website sharing information and resources related to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which will be celebrated in 2017. You can visit the website at
“As we head towards 2017, there is renewed public interest in understanding the movement led by Martin Luther and the other reformers,” noted Mathew Block, Communications Manager for LCC. “This website will help curious Canadians understand more about the Reformation and connect its importance to their lives today.”
October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of …