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[October 29, 2018 | No Comment | ]

During the month of October, the three Districts of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) welcomed members to their final regular conventions before the transition of the new LCC structure in January 2019. Central District’s Convention was held between October 1-3 in Winnipeg, MB, East District’s Convention was held in London, ON between October 14-17, and Alberta-British Columbia District held their convention in Sherwood Park, AB between October 19-21.
The business at the conventions consisted of receiving reports from committees, approving the revised constitutions of congregations, accepting amendments to bylaws, the election of Regional …

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[October 29, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Winger
Fifty years ago a Lutheran pastor dryly observed that everyone’s using the word “liturgy,” but that it means something different to each person. To some it just means “an order of service.” To others it means “a type of church service which they call formal and regard as cold and unspiritual.”
We could dig into the history of the Greek word “liturgy,” but perhaps it’s enough to say that it really means neither of the above! At its heart, the liturgy is a “divine service,” as our hymnals say. …

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[October 26, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Following each triennial convention, newly elected and appointed personnel of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC) meet to build community and plan for the coming three years. September 7-8, 2018 the group met in Calgary. A change from such meetings in the past was the invitation extended to a representative from each zone across Canada. The invitation was accepted by many and more than 50 women attended.
Each day opened in God’s Word. Pastoral counsellor, Rev. Jeffrey Dul, led the group in Bible study exploring who we are as we serve our …

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[October 25, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Paul Zabel
“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
(Proverbs 22:6)
Now that the new school year has begun and children are once again attending classes, notices are appearing, it seems, just about everywhere, for motorists to be especially on the lookout for children on their way to and from school. Safety messages are included on a regular basis in television commercials, on billboards, and even on electronic messaging boards on major thoroughfares and freeways. However, no matter …

In: District Presidents, District Presidents, East District News, Feature Stories, Headline, National News, Presidential Perspectives

[October 24, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Kelly Klages
Why does beauty matter in the church?
Art is a powerful resource for teaching the faith. Beauty, order, and harmony in worship bear witness to our beliefs and reflect truth about God’s Word. Lavish art has been a hallmark of biblical worship, from God’s instructions for building the Tabernacle in the Old Testament to the heavenly visions of worship in Revelation. The early church adorned worship spaces with intricate paintings and mosaics even before church buildings became legal and common. For millennia, stunning visuals have set places of worship …

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[October 23, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Thomas Prachar
The title for this post comes from LSB 733 v.1, and is the theme for our last Central District Convention in Winnipeg. By the time you read this article, the convention will have passed into the history books.
Beginning in 1922 as the Manitoba-Saskatchewan District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the first convention was held in MacNutt, Saskatchewan. Later, the district adopted a name change to “The Central District” as congregations in Northwestern Ontario were welcomed from the LCMS Minnesota North District. Throughout our 96 years, our gracious Lord …

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