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[January 8, 2018 | No Comment | ]

This article reflects on the section of Luther’s Small Catechism dealing with the Sacrament of the Altar. Read the relevant portion online in contemporary English here.
Christ’s Body and Blood
by Edward G. Kettner
The sixth chief part of the Small Catechism is titled “The Sacrament of the Altar.” Other names have been applied to it as well. It is often, and probably most popularly, called “The Lord’s Supper,” since it was instituted by Christ with His own words at the last meal He ate with His disciples before His death. It has …


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[January 5, 2018 | No Comment | ]

In a galaxy too close to home…
by Ted Giese
In Star Wars: Episode VIII–The Last Jedi (2017), Resistance warrior Rey (Daisy Ridley) continues her mission to convince the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to return from his self-imposed exile to assist the Resistance in its fight against Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), his apprentice Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and the First Order. Despite suffering great losses, Luke’s sister Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), leads the Resistance’s escape from its now-exposed secret base. With the First Order …


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[January 5, 2018 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Video from Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2017 convention is now online. The video includes both the opening worship service and all six business sessions.
The eleventh synodical convention, held in Kitchener, Ontario, was broadcast live online on Livestream and Facebook, but that video eventually expired after several weeks online. That footage has now been re-posted on YouTube.
Watch the video of the opening worship service and business sessions of the convention below:
Opening Worship Service

Business Session 1

Business Session 2

Business Session 3

Business Session 4

Business Session 5 (Part 1)

Business Session 5 (Part 2)
Business Session 6

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[January 3, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Mathew Block
The publication of the Augsburg Confession in 1530 may have solidified the Lutheran tradition, but the troubles for the Reformation did not end there.
War seemed inevitable. Emperor Charles V had already tried diplomatic means at Augsburg to force the Lutheran princes to return to Roman faith and practice. The sword would undoubtedly be next.
For this reason, the Schmalkaldic League was formed in February 1531. The League was envisioned as a defensive alliance for the Lutheran princes, protecting each other if the Emperor should attack one of them
For several …


In: Feature Stories, Headline, History of the Reformation, Reformation 500

[December 28, 2017 | No Comment | ]

Editor’s Note: Kelly Klages has agreed to prepare six pieces of original art for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Each piece of art will be featured on the covers of this year’s issues of The Canadian Lutheran magazine.
In addition, each piece of art is being made available to LCC congregations as a free, downloadable poster. You can print out the posters, along with accompanying artist’s statement, as they become available at www.reformation2017.ca/resources/posters/.
by Kelly Klages
Luther scarcely could have imagined the influence his work would …


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[December 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – For those traveling during the Christmas season, it can be difficult to find out the times and locations of local worship services. Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is hoping to make it a little less complicated by posting seasonal worship times for its churches across the country.
Visit LCC’s website here, and click on the province where you’ll be spending Christmas. Then, scroll down to find a church near you. Click on the “Seasonal Services” button to find out details regarding holiday worship services. If your church doesn’t have its seasonal …


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