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[March 16, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Paul Zabel

by Paul Zabel
In one of the spare bedrooms of my parents’ home hangs a very beautiful and thought-provoking picture: an image of a guardian angel walking beside and hovering over a little boy and girl as they are crossing a footbridge over a ravine. The angel has his hand extended to give the boy and girl special care, for on the wooden footbridge there is a slat in the bridge missing both behind them and just ahead of where they are to step next.
What a fine reminder for our life …


In: District Presidents, East District News, Headline

[March 2, 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
2017-Ellefson-Poster

EDMONTON – Grammy-award-winning musician David Ellefson of Megadeth will give a lecture entitled “From Megadeth to Megalife” at Concordia University of Edmonton on March 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m..
In addition to being a long-standing member of the band Megadeth, Ellefson has also studied at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, and is the founder of MEGA Life ministries, a satellite of Shepherd of the Desert Church (a member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) in Scotsdale, Arizona.
Ellefson’s lecture will present Martin Luther’s view on music in a Law and Gospel oriented …


In: ABC District News, Education News, Headline, Reformation 500

[March 1, 2017 | No Comment | ]
President Thomas Prachar

by Thomas Prachar
One of my earliest memories from childhood is being tucked in my bed with my mother sitting next to me reading a Bible story before I went off to sleep. I know that those stories made an impression on me. I distinctly remember that when my brother was born, I wanted to name him “Moses.” (For some strange reason, my parents chose “Bob” instead!)
From that time, I have always had a love for reading the Bible. In my pre-seminary days, I was thrilled to learn to read the …


In: Central District News, District Presidents, Headline, Reformation 500

[February 27, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Tesloch Taydor is baptized, with his grandparents Martha and Moses serving as sponsors.

by Jennifer Ardon
WINDSOR, Ontario – Nyaboth and Choudier were only children when they left their home in Akobo, in what is now the Republic of South Sudan.  Nyaboth was eight years old and Choudier was seven when they were forced to flee in October 2006 due to the fighting and conflict in Sudan. They fled on foot with their grandmother to Gambella, Ethiopia. In the chaos of fleeing, they became separated from their parents, Martha Nyakham and Moses Jock, as well as two other siblings.
Not being able to find their …


In: East District News, Headline, Mission News

[February 23, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Dr. Glenn E. Schaeffer

by Glenn E. Schaeffer
How’s it going with your New Year’s resolutions? Are you still on that diet? Are you faithfully going to the gym? Are you spending more time with family and less time at work? Are you getting your spending habits under control? Are you reading your Bible daily? Attending worship more often? Gossiping less? Acting more charitable to others? And, those of you, who resolved to make no resolutions, how’s that going for you? If you are like most people, you make resolutions weekly, if not daily.
Resolutions are …


In: ABC District News, District Presidents, Headline

[February 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Faith Lutheran (Desboro) declares the 500th anniversary of the Reformation for all to see.

DESBORO, Ontario – The Reformation 500 kick-off event on January 8, 2017 at Faith Luther Church in Desboro revealed a significant addition—Lutheran Church–Canada’s Reformation logo—to Faith’s church sign. It also featured the appearance of a special guest: Martin Luther (portrayed by Eric Weatherall) spoke about “How I Came to See the Light.” Wearing his Augustinian monk’s robe and cap, “Martin Luther” based his commentary on Habakkuk 2:4, “…but the righteous will live by his faith…,” and Romans 1:17, “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness …


In: East District News, Headline, Reformation 500