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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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[December 25, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the …


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[December 7, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Ron Mohr
ATLANTIC CANADA – “The Christian Church is a church in mission. From her Lord Himself she has received the mandate to ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation’ (Mark 16:15). In keeping with that mandate and promise, Lutheran Church–Canada’s constitution makes this objective a high priority: to ‘strengthen congregations in giving bold witness by word and deed to the love and work of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and extend that Gospel witness into all the world’ (Article II, 2). …


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[October 9, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Rev. Paul Zabel
When I lived in St. Louis and was attending Concordia Lutheran Seminary there was a local late night news reporter by the name of Julius Hunter. I remember his name because every night before he signed off, he reported or shared a really “Good News Story.” As he did this every night—and night after night— it reached the point where many people in St. Louis and in the surrounding area (including myself) would eagerly tune in to the station and stay tuned for the entire news report …


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