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[August 17, 2016 | No Comment | ]

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Nearly 50 church workers came together for Lutheran Church–Canada’s fifth Intercultural Church Workers Conference, held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Etobicoke. Participants came from all three LCC districts, as well as from the English District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, under the theme “Opening Our Doors to the World at Our Doorstep.”
One objective of the conference was to begin work on a unified, synod-wide strategy for outreach to the large and increasingly diverse immigrant population in Canada. To that end, three sessions were presented. First, Rev. …


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[June 22, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).
Almost everybody likes a good mystery, but few of us are comfortable with an unsolved mystery. We get itchy! We want to figure it out and resolve it. During the week of Pentecost and prior to Trinity Sunday, my wife, Judy, and I had an opportunity to travel to Greenwood, Indiana and spend some time with my parents. My mother is an avid reader and some of the books that she enjoys …


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[June 13, 2016 | No Comment | ]

MONTREAL, Quebec – A hymnal—one copy of one book—has led to cross-continent support of a new independent Lutheran francophone church body in the République démocratique du Congo.
A year ago an email popped up in Montreal asking how to obtain a Lutheran Church–Canada French hymnal: Liturgies et Cantiques luthériens. It had been sent by an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada pastor planning to return to his homeland to head a new francophone Lutheran Church. After receiving the first copy, he ordered another, which was sent with several copies of various issues of Bonne Nouvelle (Good …


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[April 18, 2016 | One Comment | ]

CATHARINES, Ontario – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) has issued a call to Rev. Geoffrey Boyle to serve as Professor of Theology with a specialization in Old Testament.
The call comes following interviews on April 2, 2016, conducted by CLTS’ President Thomas Winger, the board of Regents, and the electors of Lutheran Church–Canada.
Rev. Boyle is a native of Michigan and currently senior pastor at Grace and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Wichita, Kansas. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at the University of Toronto.
CLTS …


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[April 5, 2016 | No Comment | ]

FISHERVILLE, Ontario – On February 20, 2016, the chairperson for the 2016 National Youth Gathering (NYG), Tony Marchand, spoke to confirmation students in the East District at the Confirmation Retreat sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church (Fisherville, Ontario).  Tony spoke about the opportunity that they would have to join LCC youth from across Canada at the Living H20 National Youth Gathering that will take place July 8-12, 2016 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Rev. Mark Danielson (former NYG committee member in 2010 and 2013) and Rita Rickus (NYG registrar 2013 …


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[March 11, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).
Loneliness is often associated with the stillness and solitude of a quiet night when one is all alone. But you can be lonely even in the midst of a great number of people. A young man who had moved to a large city found himself one morning walking in the cold through a crowded city street on his way to the office in which …


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