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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 | ]
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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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[January 26, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Jennifer Jade Kerr

EDMONTON – Jennifer Jade Kerr has been nominated for the 38th Annual Covenant Awards—her fourth nomination since 2012. Kerr, a member of Lutheran Church–Canada, has been nominated for Collaboration of the Year along with Mike R. Schuster for their song “Nobody Loves Me Like You.”
“Though I unfortunately am not heading to Edmonton this weekend for the Covenant Awards, it’s such an honour to be nominated alongside Mike for this song we cowrote a few years ago,” she wrote on social media. “I also had the pleasure of singing on the …


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[January 18, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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EDMONTON – The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith is encouraging people to sign up soon for their sixth annual conference—“500 Years of Reformation.” The conference will take place March 24-25 at Concordia University of Edmonton.
Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Martin Luther, is keynote speaker for the event. His keynote address is entitled “How Luther’s Reformation Literally Changed the World.” He will also give a plenary lecture on “Luther’s Impact on University Education and Christian Liberal Arts.”
The conference has also issued a …


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[December 21, 2016 | No Comment | ]
Rev. Dr. Glenn E. Schaeffer

by Glenn E. Schaeffer
When I was pastor at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Barrie, Ontario, the children and youth, with the assistance of some adults, presented a Christmas pageant entitled, “This is So Embarrassing!”
The pageant starts with a youth complaining about having to dress in his father’s bathrobe. Another youth grumbles about having to be a Wiseman yet again. Others find it embarrassing that they have to dress in silly costumes—halos, wings, and fuzzy caps with sheep ears. After lamenting their situation, the youthful pageant participants shout, “This …


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