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[August 22, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Paul Zabel
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
How often in our lives do we leave untapped the great reservoirs God has provided for us? We think we can find the resources we need in our own strength, but we learn, painfully sometimes, that life would be much simpler if we would simply call upon our Lord to direct, lead, and assist us.
Once there was an old man who had no relatives or family but had some friends with …


In: District Presidents, District Presidents, East District News, Headline

[August 20, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By: Thomas Prachar
As I approach retirement at the end of this calendar year, I’ve thought back to some of the first columns I wrote for The Canadian Lutheran. Ian Adnams (editor at that time) suggested that the three new district presidents write about what we had learned after our first year in office (September 2001). After eighteen years I’ve revisited that list with today’s comments in brackets. Fortunately, and in some cases unfortunately, the same is true today.

Our district has been blessed with many talented and dedicated people who love …


In: Central District News, District Presidents, District Presidents, Headline

[August 17, 2018 | No Comment | ]

By Glenn Schaeffer
“We do not preach ourselves, but we preach Jesus Christ as Lord” (2 Corinthians 4:5) writes St. Paul—and for good reason! Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is the Saviour of the world! Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus is the Bridge between God and us. Jesus is our Priceless Treasure.

In our bondage, Jesus is our Freedom.
In our blindness, Jesus is our Vision.
In our hunger, Jesus is the Bread of Life.
In our searching, Jesus is our Answer.
In our quest for love and acceptance, …


In: ABC District News, District Presidents, District Presidents, Headline

[August 15, 2018 | One Comment | ]

LCC Central District Convention
October 1-3, 2018
Holiday Inn Airport West
Theme: “O God, Our Help In Ages Past”
(Psalm 90; LSB 733)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The District Convention is the Annual Meeting of the Central District. As the congregations, pastors and deacons gather for this last meeting under the banner of Lutheran Church-Canada Central District, we intend not only to look back on the blessings our gracious Lord has showered upon us in the past, but to boldly go forward in hope, proclaiming His message of life and salvation to all who will hear. To that end, …


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[August 13, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Esko Murto
To tell a complicated thing in a simple way is better than telling a simple thing in a complicated way. Rod Dreher’s 2017 book The Benedict Option falls into the first category. It is approachable, easy to read, and clear enough, but deals with a topic both important and complex—namely, how the Christian Church can go on in a post-Christian world.
What’s so Benedictine about the Benedict Option?
The name “Benedict Option” needs a bit of explaining though—and after that, a bit of more explaining. The Benedict of the title …


In: Feature Stories, Headline

[August 12, 2018 | No Comment | ]

BELGIUM – The International Lutheran Council (ILC) will hold its 26th (11th) World Conference September 26-29, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium, meeting under the theme “Ecclesiology and Ecumenism.” The event will also mark the ILC’s 25th anniversary in its current form.
Among other business, the World Conference will elect officers to the ILC’s Executive Council as well as vote on the acceptance of several new members to the ILC.
“It is an honor and a blessing for our rather small Lutheran church in Belgium to host the ILC’s World Conference,” said President Gijsbertus …


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