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[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 …

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[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 …

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[November 15, 2016 | No Comment | ]

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 | ]

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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[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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