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[December 22, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Thomas Prachar
After roughly 135 of these columns for The Canadian Lutheran, it’s time to say, “auf wiedersehen.” Rather than translating the German as “good-bye,” I prefer, “until we see each other again.”
As a new Church Year begins with the season of Advent, our focus turns to preparing our hearts for Christ’s arrival into our world. We prepare our hearts to remember His coming as a baby in Bethlehem. In addition, we prepare our hearts to celebrate His Second Coming. At the end of time, Jesus as our victorious King …


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[December 17, 2018 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – During the month of October, the three Districts of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) welcomed members to their final regular conventions before the transition of the new LCC structure in January 2019. Central District’s Convention was held between October 1-3 in Winnipeg, East District’s Convention was held in London, Ontario between October 14-17, and the Alberta-British Columbia District held their convention in Sherwood Park, Alberta between October 19-21.
The business at the conventions consisted of receiving reports from committees, approving the revised constitutions of congregations, accepting amendments to bylaws, the election …


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[October 29, 2018 | No Comment | ]

During the month of October, the three Districts of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) welcomed members to their final regular conventions before the transition of the new LCC structure in January 2019. Central District’s Convention was held between October 1-3 in Winnipeg, MB, East District’s Convention was held in London, ON between October 14-17, and Alberta-British Columbia District held their convention in Sherwood Park, AB between October 19-21.
The business at the conventions consisted of receiving reports from committees, approving the revised constitutions of congregations, accepting amendments to bylaws, the election of Regional …


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[October 23, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Thomas Prachar
The title for this post comes from LSB 733 v.1, and is the theme for our last Central District Convention in Winnipeg. By the time you read this article, the convention will have passed into the history books.
Beginning in 1922 as the Manitoba-Saskatchewan District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the first convention was held in MacNutt, Saskatchewan. Later, the district adopted a name change to “The Central District” as congregations in Northwestern Ontario were welcomed from the LCMS Minnesota North District. Throughout our 96 years, our gracious Lord …


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[September 20, 2018 | 3 Comments | ]

The Regional Pastor serves as the ecclesiastical supervisor of the pastors, deacons and congregations (“the Members”) who reside and serve in his Region. As of January 1, 2019, LCC will have three regions (the number and configuration of regions is subject to revision over time) consisting of:

the West Region;
the Central Region; and
the East Region.

Responsibility
The Regional Pastor is the spiritual leader of the pastors, deacons and other professional church workers in his region. In his responsibility for Ecclesiastical Oversight, Building Community, and Care for Members, he will nurture brotherly support and …


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[August 20, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Thomas Prachar
As I approach retirement at the end of this calendar year, I’ve thought back to some of the first columns I wrote for The Canadian Lutheran. Ian Adnams (editor at that time) suggested that the three new district presidents write about what we had learned after our first year in office (September 2001). After eighteen years I’ve revisited that list with today’s comments in brackets. Fortunately, and in some cases unfortunately, the same is true today.

Our district has been blessed with many talented and dedicated people who love …


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