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[June 18, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By Paul Zabel
“After [Jesus] said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.” (Acts 1:9)
Even though I have four children, all with their own children (my grandchildren) and all with their own homes, whenever any or all of them pile into the home in which my wife Judy and I live, I still think of them as “coming home.” I know how my own dad and mom felt whenever my three sisters or I returned with our families for a visit
to …


In: District Presidents, District Presidents, East District News

[December 15, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29).
We are coming upon that time of year when many people often become anxious and begin to worry—even people who normally do not let things adversely affect them. Some of the reasons often cited for this include reduced sunlight and colder weather during this time of year. Then there is the increased difficulty of travelling on the roads that oftentimes become covered …


In: District Presidents, East District News, Headline

[December 12, 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

WINNIPEG – The Installation Service for Rev. Timothy Teuscher as President of Lutheran Church–Canada is set for Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Saint James Lutheran Church, Winnipeg. The Service will also include the installation of newly-elected and continuing members of the LCC Board of Directors.
Following a time-honoured custom in some of our partner churches, President Robert Bugbee had served as preacher for his own installation in 2008. President Elect Teuscher has chosen to carry this custom forward, which will give worshipers a welcome opportunity to hear the new …


In: Central District News, Headline, National News

[November 30, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – It began with a presentation from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) on October 24, 2015—a heartbreaking presentation that included a film about a day in a Syrian refugee camp, and a talk by two Syrian refugees now living in Winnipeg. Six members of Saint James Lutheran Church attended the presentation and knew at once here was an opportunity to be a Good Samaritan like Christ.
The first step was gauging the congregation’s commitment to time and treasure in sponsoring a Muslim refugee family from Syria. The president of the …


In: Central District News, Headline, Mission News

[November 2, 2017 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Dr. Richard Starke, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster and member of First Lutheran Church, Lloydminster, made a Member’s Statement in the Alberta Legislature on October 31, 2017 to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
“Five hundred years ago today an unknown German priest in a backwater town wanted to start a discussion,” Dr. Starke explained. “That priest was Martin Luther. Today, I join with my fellow Lutherans worldwide to mark the anniversary of Luther’s courageous act of defiance—an act that triggered the Reformation and changed the course of world history.” …


In: ABC District News, Headline, Reformation 500

[November 1, 2017 | One Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada’s Synod office in Winnipeg is seeking a Communications Manager. The person in this position is responsible for maintaining the ongoing communication program of synod and developing new strategies for communication with internal and external constituencies. Under the supervision of the President of Synod, the Communications Manager is proactive in identifying issues and current events to which LCC should respond or report upon. The manager is also responsible for online and print publications that share the mission and ministry of Lutheran Church–Canada. As part of the synodical …


In: Central District News, Headline, National News