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[December 12, 2017]

WINNIPEG – The Installation Service for Rev. Timothy Teuscher as President of Lutheran Church–Canada is set for Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Saint James Lutheran Church, Winnipeg. The Service will also include the installation of newly-elected and continuing members of the LCC Board of Directors.
Following a time-honoured custom in some of our partner churches, President Robert Bugbee had served as preacher for his own installation in 2008. President Elect Teuscher has chosen to carry this custom forward, which will give worshipers a welcome opportunity to hear the new …

District Presidents, Headline »

[December 12, 2017]

by Glenn E. Schaeffer
The Christmas radio commercial went something like this: “A common greeting during this holiday season is ‘Wishing you all the best of the season.’ Do you know where to receive the ‘best of the season’?” The advertiser, a Toronto-based diamond store, suggested the “best of the season” was found at their store.
Is the “best of the Christmas season” found in a jewelry store? Is the “best of the season” seeing the magical glow in the eyes of our young children on Christmas morning? Is the “best of …

Headline, International News, Mission News, Reformation 500 »

[December 11, 2017]

KITCHENER, Ontario – A short-term mission team made up of Rev. Roland Syens, his wife Anita, along with DPS Intern Lenora Wallden from Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Erika Brandt from Bethel Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ontario went to Nicaragua from October 25-November 2, 2017. The group spent seven days filled with different ministry events, and were able to visit many of the churches in the area around Chinandega as well as churches in Leon all the way up to Sebaco.
A major event during that time was the Reformation anniversary …

Headline, Movie Review »

[December 8, 2017]

by Ted Giese
The Star (2017) is a lighthearted kind animated family film from Affirm Films, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures. Set during the nine months leading up to the birth of Christ, The Star tells the story of a young donkey and a little white dove who dream of getting out of Nazareth to join the Royal Caravan. With the help of Dave the dove, the donkey escapes his monotonous life at the mill and finds himself living under the roof of the newly-married Virgin Mary and Joseph. In their …

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[December 7, 2017]

CANADA – The Proceedings from Lutheran Church–Canada’s eleventh synodical convention have now been published. The convention took place October 13-16, 2017 in Kitchener, Ontario.
“The official Proceedings… are provided as the official record of the decisions, elections, and activities of the Convention,” notes Rev. Paul Schallhorn, outgoing Synod Secretary. “I encourage all members of the Synod who receives these Proceedings to make them available to the members of their respective congregations and others so that the information contained herein may reach as many as possible.”
The Proceedings are available as a pdf …

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[December 6, 2017]

ONLINE – Lutheran Hour Ministries has released its 2017 series of Advent Devotions, entitled Love Came Down. The series is available to freely download in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.
“In Love Came Down we see how the Heavenly Father spared nothing—not even His own Son—to work out our salvation,” notes promotional material. “Though we had rebelled in our sins and spurned God and His Commandments, He chose us—not for exclusion, but redemption. The Father’s love sought us out in our perilous condition and, in His infinite mercy, bridged the divide …