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[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 …


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[December 14, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released the new versions of its Statutory Bylaws, Synodical Bylaws, and Synodical Constitution which were adopted by the 2017 synodical convention.
The amendments to these documents were previously released in the official convention proceedings, but the finalized version of the documents are now available to download.
Amendments to the statutory bylaws were passed by a 77.3% majority during the convention (a 2/3 majority was required). Download LCC’s new Statutory Bylaws here.
The Synodical Bylaws passed at convention without opposition. Download LCC’s new Synodical Bylaws here.
Amendments to the …


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[December 14, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a package of resource materials for congregations as they prepare to vote on changes to the synodical constitution adopted at the 2017 synodical convention.
“These proposed changes in structure were all adopted by the 2017 LCC Convention by a strong majority,” explains LCC First Vice President Nolan Astley in an executive summary on the congregational ratification process. “Because some of these changes require amendment of the Constitution of LCC, a congregational ratification vote is necessary to approve the changes to the constitution. In order …


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[December 14, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has partnered with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) to develop a Bible reading plan entitled Reading the Word of God.
“In order to encourage the people of our church bodies in the daily reading of Holy Scripture, we have compiled a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures,” an introduction to the reading plan explains. “The suggested readings are offered for one reason only—to enhance devotional …


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[December 13, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Leonardo Neitzel
Another Christmas is soon approaching, and with it gifts to exchange. Each of us may have a story or experience about a gift—perhaps one received, perhaps one lost, one dreamed or wished for, or even a gift never received. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.
But the gift of holy baptism—water and the Word of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit—exceeds all. While material gifts are perishable, the gift of baptism is both for this life and for eternity, packed with abounding blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
Nothing …


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[December 13, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is seeking nominations for an Executive Assistant to the President for Mission and Social Ministry Services. He shall be called by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the personnel committee and with the consent of the President of Synod. He shall be responsible to the President as Executive Assistant to the President for the Mission and Social Ministry programs of LCC.
(Note: In light of the restructuring actions taken by the 11th LCC Convention, it may clarify to add that …


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