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[May 5, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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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 …


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[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 …


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[December 22, 2016 | No Comment | ]
President Thomas Prachar

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 …


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[November 23, 2016 | One Comment | ]
The LCMS logo for Reformation 2017 commemorations.

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 …


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[November 15, 2016 | No Comment | ]
President Thomas Prachar

by Thomas Prachar
In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis devotes a section to Christian behaviour. One chapter of this section is entitled “The Great Sin.” He writes: “There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which everyone in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else…. I have heard people admit that they are bad-tempered… or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice…. There is no …


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[August 2, 2016 | No Comment | ]
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WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant (maternity leave replacement) at its Winnipeg office.
The individual will be responsible for senior administrative support to the Executive Director (primary), the Board of Directors, the Finance & Administration Director, and other staff, and coordination of administrative services for the organization.
Required skills/knowledge include a Business Administration or related certificate/diploma and/or a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in administration. A full job profile is available at www.clwr.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@clwr.mb.ca …


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