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[June 20, 2017 | No Comment | ]

REGINA – The series, “Keeping Canada Safe” has begun on CBC. The purpose is to capture intimate and dramatic behind-the-scenes stories of the everyday heroes who keep our country secure—from first responders and professionals who do important work of which we often are not aware, to ordinary citizens driven to take action in the face of pressing needs.
A segment on the Regina Police Services features the Central District chaplain Rev. D.J. Kim. The clip is available as a stand-alone digital moment being shared on social media.
Watch the short one-minute segment …


In: Central District News, Headline

[June 5, 2017 | No Comment | ]

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta – Canadian Lutheran World Relief, in partnership with Lutheran Church–Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, is implementing a project in Alberta to support people who lost their homes due to the 2016 Fort McMurray wild fire. As part of this response, CLWR is providing funds to Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) who will be building 6-7 homes for those in need.
MDS works with volunteers to respond to disasters all over Canada and the United States, and CLWR is hoping to promote this to Lutherans who may …


In: ABC District News, Central District News, Headline, Mission News

[May 5, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Rev. Dr. John R. Stephenson will be guest speaker at a 500th Reformation Seminar in Winnipeg this coming weekend. The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is playing host to the event, which takes place May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Guests are invited to come hear Dr. Stephenson “enlighten us with insights of the Reformation in Martin Luther’s day, as well as how the Reformation still influences us in our day and age!” promotional material for the event explains. Dr. Stephenson is Professor of Historical Theology at Concordia …


In: Central District News, Headline, Reformation 500

[March 1, 2017 | No Comment | ]

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

[December 22, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
In Charles Dickens’ short story, “A Christmas Carol,” the words of Ebenezer Scrooge are as true today as when Dickens first put them in his mouth: “I live in a world of fools…. Merry Christmas after Merry Christmas…. What is Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money, a time for finding yourself a year older and not an hour richer? If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own …


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

[November 23, 2016 | One Comment | ]

MORDEN, Manitoba – Kelly Klages, a member of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) and a gifted artist and hymnwriter, has seen two of her songs recently featured in resources for 500th anniversary commemorations of the Reformation by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS).
“What an honour, and what fun, to work on creative projects for this particular Reformation anniversary,” Klages said. “Remembering and celebrating the renewal of God’s Word and the Gospel will, I pray, inspire us to do the same now, 500 years on.”
Klages’ hymn “Jesus Came a Babe Among Us” was featured …


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