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[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

[October 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) national office in Winnipeg, Manitoba will host Here I Stand, a special exhibit commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, in late October and early November 2017.
Immerse yourself in Reformation history with #HereIStand, a poster series developed by leading German museums. Come face to face with Martin Luther and the world he shook through artwork, statuettes, models, period books, and more. Discover how the Gospel transformed the world 500 years ago—and how it continues to do so today. The story comes alive in this special …


In: Central District News, Headline, National News, Reformation 500

[October 10, 2017 | One Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – On September 10, 2017, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary opened its new academic year and held a theological symposium marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The event saw the installation of two new assistant professors: Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau, who has previously served in the chaplaincy of the armed forces, and Rev. Esko Murto, who has already served in the seminary as a visiting scholar since August 2015.
The conference featured Rev. Dr Jobst Schöne, Bishop Emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) of Germany, as guest …


In: East District News, Education News, Headline, Reformation 500

[October 4, 2017 | No Comment | ]

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. – On September 12, 2017, Redeemer Lutheran Church in High Prairie, Alberta celebrated the ordination and installation of Rev. Terry Goerz, the first graduate with a regionally remote ministry focus from Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Pastors with Alternate Training (PAT) program.
At seventy years old, Rev. Goerz is not your typical new pastor. “Some pastors are described as second career pastors,” he notes. “I am a fifth career pastor.” In 2011, Goerz retired from High Prairie School Division after 21 years as their Director of Facilities. He is also …


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