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[April 10, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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ALBERTA and BRITISH COLUMBIA – In September 2016, Allen Schellenberg, as Lutheran Foundation Canada’s executive director, and the gift coordinator within the ABC District, attended the local meeting of pastors (a winkel) in the Vancouver and Fraser Valley Circuits with 14 congregations represented. His goal was to give them a short presentation on planned giving, as well as an overview of what was covered in the Foundation’s three-hour seminar on Christian estate planning.
After working eight years within the ABC District and presenting more than 100 seminars, Schellenberg found four congregations …


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[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

[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 …


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[February 8, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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CALGARY – It was a good goal, one to which every member of the outreach committee had agreed. The theology was not in debate: “Go and make disciples.” And the theory was sound: create an environment that unchurched people would find comfortable to allow for discussion on life issues.
The committee was excited to press ahead. Four weeks ago, a program had been decided on. Three weeks ago, space had been found. And two weeks ago, discussion had turned to specifics—tasks to be taken on and weekly commitments to be assigned.
And …


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[February 2, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sabbath-Conference

MULHURST, Alberta – Non-pastoral church workers and volunteers are invited to take part in the 2017 Sabbath Conference. The Sabbath Conference in a professional church workers conference open to Lutheran Church–Canada church workers and volunteers across the nation, taking place February 28-March 3, 2017 at Mulhurst Lutheran Camp in Alberta.
The Sabbath Conference is an opportunity for non-pastoral church workers and volunteers to gather together for a time of Sabbath rest, and to learn, grow, and fellowship together as God’s servants in His church. Special guests for the event include Alberta-British …


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[February 2, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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PARKSVILLE, B.C. – The BC Mission Boat Society (BCMBS) has announced that they have engaged Rhonda Kelman as the agency’s full-time Executive Director. Kelman had previously been appointed Interim Director in 2016.
“Rhonda’s work over the last four months as our Interim Director has shown the Board the value of an Executive Director, and the qualifications Rhonda has for this position,” the society announced in a news release. “Thank you to all who have helped us take this important step in moving forward with our plans to respond to the increasing …


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