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[September 22, 2017]

Editor’s Note: Kelly Klages has agreed to prepare six pieces of original art for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Each piece of art will be featured on the covers of this year’s issues of The Canadian Lutheran magazine.
In addition, each piece of art is being made available to LCC congregations as a free, downloadable poster. You can print out the posters, along with accompanying artist’s statement, as they become available at www.reformation2017.ca/resources/posters/.
by Kelly Klages
A couple of weeks ago, my husband received a book …

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[September 21, 2017]

CANADA – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), is seeking a highly qualified Executive Director who will passionately share the mission and vision of the organization and maintain the organization’s positive reputation as a trusted and valuable contributor to the global community. The Executive Director will maintain strong connections to networks of national and international ecumenical, development and governmental agencies, helping to fulfill the organization’s vision of creating a world where people live in peace with hope, justice, dignity and equality.
Reporting to a diverse Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads …

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[September 20, 2017]

ONLINE – With just under a month to go until Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2017 Synodical Convention, synod is encouraging congregations to keep the upcoming event in prayer.
To that end, LCC has released a series of prayers which congregations can use during worship services in the lead-up to the October convention. Prayers are included for the Sundays of September 24, October 1, and October 8. The prayers were composed by Rev. Kurt Reinhardt.
Download the prayers here.
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[September 19, 2017]

ONLINE – As congregations prepare for observances of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October, some will likely be planning to watch a film adaption of Luther’s life. Many such congregations will turn to the 2003 film Luther starring Joseph Fiennes. Lutheran Church–Canada is pleased to provide a study guide that can be used to introduce the film and lead discussion following it. It can also be used for private reflection on the film.
The study guide was developed by Rev. Ted Giese, the award-winning film reviewer for The Canadian …

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[September 19, 2017]

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) will be hosting two webinars on September 28, 2017 to unpack the details of the proposed new structure for Synod, which will be voted on during LCC’s upcoming national convention in October.
The webinar is a joint production of LCC’s Commission on Constitutional Matters and Structure (CCMS) and the Board of Directors (BOD), who in July agreed to work together to prepare a final restructuring proposal for the consideration of the convention.
LCC’s First Vice President Nolan Astley will be the presenter for the webinars, with CCMS …

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[September 18, 2017]

by Mathew Block
As far as Martin Luther was concerned, the Wartburg castle was more a prison than anything else. He had been spirited away to this place in May 1521 following his appearance at the Diet of Worms. This was a subterfuge of Frederick the Wise, who knew it was dangerous for Luther to go home now that he was under the imperial ban.
But Luther’s safety came at a price. Isolated from his friends and coworkers, he suffered intense loneliness. What is more, he had to live with the knowledge …