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[July 8, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Arron Gust
Recently the government of Canada passed bill C-384, a bill which allows Canadians the legal right to kill themselves. Interestingly, people on both sides of the issue remain upset. Those in support of physician-assisted suicide are upset because they feel the bill does not go far enough; those opposed continue to argue any legalization on the issue is immoral.
These are, of course, gross oversimplifications of the many concerns people hold on both sides, but as Christians who hear the Good Shepherd we have a Good Word to proclaim …

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[April 27, 2016 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Peace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg recently executed its first food drive in an effort to achieve a ministry of presence in its community. The congregation’s board of evangelism organized the event to increase the visibility of Peace Lutheran Church to neighbouring households and to serve the community by supporting the church food bank.
Approximately 20 volunteers, including children, were involved in the pilot project. Door hangers advertising the food drive, and Peace logo bags for donations were delivered to approximately 300 households. Those households were revisited over the subsequent …

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[March 14, 2016 | No Comment | ]

CROSS LAKE, MANITOBA – Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) is encouraging Lutherans to pray for Cross Lake (Pimicikamak Cree Nation) as they struggle with a recent outbreak of youth suicides. From mid-December 2016 to mid-March 2016, six suicides (most of them youth) have taken place and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place. In a school of 1,200 more than 150 of the students are on a suicide-watch list. The crisis has led the community to declare a state of emergency.
“What do we do when receive this terrible …

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[February 24, 2016 | No Comment | ]

Staff members from Lutheran Church–Canada joined with staff from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) late Tuesday night at the Winnipeg International Airport to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Canada.
The family’s arrival yesterday was a happy surprise because they were originally expected to make the journey to Canada in April. A phone call last Friday afternoon informed CLWR staff that the family would be landing in Winnipeg in only four days.
The family’s sponsorship is a joint partnership between the three national offices and …

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[December 18, 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

WINNIPEG – On December 10, Winnipeg’s Oromo Christian Fellowship staged a peaceful protest in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Legislature to draw attention to the plight of Oromo people in Ethiopia, who are facing a violent crackdown from the government.
“The Ethiopian government has a plan to expand the capital city,” explains Rev. Asefa Aredo, “but this expansion will displace thousands of people—especially poor Oromo farmers—that rely on the land and its resources for their livelihood.” There are also fears, Rev. Aredo notes, that this is part of a ‘master plan’ by …

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[November 26, 2015 | No Comment | ]

UPDATE: We just found out they will be a family of four: a couple with two children. The paperwork to get the sponsorship moving has begun. 
WINNIPEG – The national staff from Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC), along with Central District staff, are partnering together with the national staff of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) for the first time to bring a Syrian refugee family to Canada.
The initiative will pool donations from individual staff members to raise the money needed to support a family for …

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