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[February 27, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Jennifer Ardon
WINDSOR, Ontario – Nyaboth and Choudier were only children when they left their home in Akobo, in what is now the Republic of South Sudan.  Nyaboth was eight years old and Choudier was seven when they were forced to flee in October 2006 due to the fighting and conflict in Sudan. They fled on foot with their grandmother to Gambella, Ethiopia. In the chaos of fleeing, they became separated from their parents, Martha Nyakham and Moses Jock, as well as two other siblings.
Not being able to find their …


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[February 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]

DESBORO, Ontario – The Reformation 500 kick-off event on January 8, 2017 at Faith Luther Church in Desboro revealed a significant addition—Lutheran Church–Canada’s Reformation logo—to Faith’s church sign. It also featured the appearance of a special guest: Martin Luther (portrayed by Eric Weatherall) spoke about “How I Came to See the Light.” Wearing his Augustinian monk’s robe and cap, “Martin Luther” based his commentary on Habakkuk 2:4, “…but the righteous will live by his faith…,” and Romans 1:17, “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness …


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[January 25, 2017 | One Comment | ]

MONTREAL – The Canadian Bible Society of Montreal in collaboration with Lutheran Church–Canada presents a series of Reformation themed events.
Throughout the year, talks will include:
February 16, 2017 – David Somers: Luther and Biblical Translation
May 18, 2017 – Jonathan Widell: Education
June 15, 2017 – Joan Harrison: Music – Walther and Luther
September 21, 2017 – Louise-Marie Picard: Women of the Reform
October 19, 2017 – David Somers: Printing. Media. Spreading the Word.
A series of exhibitions related to each month’s theme is also presented in the Hall of the Bible House.
625, Ste. Catherine W., …


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[December 13, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
I was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. During my “formative years” my family attended and were members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at Grand River and Whitcomb on what is known as the West side of Detroit. I and my three sisters attended elementary school at Holy Cross as well. Every Christmas Eve, all the children in the school took part in the Worship Service or Pageant which consisted of “living scenes” from the Bible, chronicling some of the major prophecies pointing to our Messiah’s …


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[November 29, 2016 | No Comment | ]

WINDSOR, Ontario – Frank Campbell Johnson was called home to be with his Lord on November 27, 2016. Johnson served as Lutheran Church–Canada’s Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1999-2002, having first been elected to the board in 1996. He also served the church at the District level as well.
Johnson was born March 19, 1941 in Windsor to the late Fred and Mildred Johnson. He married Carole (nee Scheuerman) on February 12, 1966, and they celebrated their fiftieth anniversary earlier this year. The Lord blessed them with two children: …


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[November 29, 2016 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) has announced that Rev. Esko Murto and Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau have both accepted calls to serve as professors of theology.
Rev. Esko Murto, STM, has been called to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology with a specialization in Systematics while Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau has been called to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology. The calls came following interviews November 2 with the CLTS President, Board of Regents, and the electors of Lutheran Church–Canada. Rev. Murto announced his acceptance of the call …


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