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[November 9, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
It happens the moment we arrive in this world—we begin crying. And at the moment we leave this world, we may shed tears of pain or anguish, or our friends and relatives may cry as they mourn our death.
Our Lord invites us in the face of illness and chronic pain to trust that He will be with us. Instead, we blame Him with bitter tears for the lot He has handed us in life. Our Saviour invites us to stand at the foot of the grave of a …

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[August 26, 2015 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is hiring a full-time Executive Assistant to serve in their 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 includes a Business Administration or related certificate/diploma and/or a minimum of five years professional work experience in administration.
CLWR asks interested applicants to please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference letters to hr@clwr.mb.ca by September 4, …

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[August 11, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Lorna Pederson
REGINA – The Malabar Mission Society (MMS) celebrated its 25th anniversary April 10 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina, in connection with the society’s board meeting and annual general meeting. Some 45 people gathered for a delicious East Indian dinner catered by Flavours of India, a local restaurant.
Following the dinner, MMS president Rev. Howard Ulmer led a program that featured three guest speakers. Rev. Dr. Roland Miller, MMS founder, gave some background information on the beginnings of mission societies. While such societies had operated in Europe for …

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[July 10, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.” This is the first prayer I memorized, with my mother’s help, when I was around three years old. It was the prayer I prayed every night in bed before I went to sleep. And then as I recall, after I prayed this short prayer, I attached this addendum: “And God bless mommy and daddy and Bobby (my …

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[July 8, 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

SASKATCHEWAN – The largest evacuation in Saskatchewan’s history has Lutherans calling for prayer in Northern Saskatchewan. The area is facing a particularly devastating forest fire season, with 54 communities under a full or partial evacuation at this time; more than 13,000 people are currently displaced, with a significant number of these from towns and reserves in the La Ronge area. Many of these have being cared for the Red Cross in shelters in Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, as well as in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Worse, the media reports the …

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[June 26, 2015 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Rev. Rudy Pastucha (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) has been appointed to serve as Third Vice-President of Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) by action of the Synod’s Board of Directors (BOD).
In late May, his predecessor, Rev. Mark L. Smith (Plumas, Manitoba), advised Synod leadership that he had accepted the call to serve as the Atlantic Canada area missionary for the East District, stationed in Halifax. As a result of this move from the Central District to the East District, Rev. Smith became ineligible to continue serving as LCC’s Third Vice President and as …

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