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[September 21, 2018 | No Comment | ]

An unsatisfying horror
The Nun is the latest instalment in an ever-growing series of loosely connected horror films started by the surprise success of director James Wan’s The Conjuring (2013). Here the story is credited to Wan, but he did not direct. The Nun’s director is Corin Hardy who struggles to duplicate the controlled rollercoaster effect of the previous Conjuring films. While The Nun hit number one in its opening weekend it is unlikely to have the staying power of the earlier franchise films and for good reasons.
Set in 1952 Romania …


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[September 20, 2018 | 3 Comments | ]

The Regional Pastor serves as the ecclesiastical supervisor of the pastors, deacons and congregations (“the Members”) who reside and serve in his Region. As of January 1, 2019, LCC will have three regions (the number and configuration of regions is subject to revision over time) consisting of:

the West Region;
the Central Region; and
the East Region.

Responsibility
The Regional Pastor is the spiritual leader of the pastors, deacons and other professional church workers in his region. In his responsibility for Ecclesiastical Oversight, Building Community, and Care for Members, he will nurture brotherly support and …


In: ABC District News, Announcements, Central District News, District News, East District News, Headline, National News

[September 20, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Recruiting
Corporate Directors
LCC – Worker Benefit Services
The Worker Benefit Services (WBS) Board of Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) is recruiting for corporate directors to provide governance oversight, strategic insight and foresight for the Benefit plans provided to the church workers of congregations within Lutheran Church – Canada.
The Plans consist of a suite of traditional group benefits, as well as a legacy defined benefit plan and a defined contribution pension plan. The plan consists of approximately 250 employers – mostly congregations, and some 630 members, and has invested assets of $80 million. With …


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[September 18, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Bishop Henderson of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has asked for the prayers of their brothers and sisters here in Lutheran Church—Canada in view of their upcoming convention – October 2-8. In his letter to President Teuscher of LCC, he noted that once again the issue of women’s ordination into the Office of the Holy Ministry will be on their agenda. The position of Lutheran Church—Canada on this matter is articulated in our 1999 CTCR document entitled “Theses on the Role of Women in the Church.” The adoption of …


In: Feature Stories, Headline, International News

[September 17, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Perry Hart
Oh Canada, you trendsetter among the western nations, blazing (pun intended) a trail towards the legalization of recreational marijuana!
On October 17, 2018, Canada will join the ranks of Uruguay, Spain and other countries which have federally legalized recreational cannabis. (While some states in the U.S.A. have legalized cannabis, our neighbours to the south still have laws on the federal level against such recreational use.) The move will fulfill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 election promise of making cannabis legal for Canada in 2018.
Now that the legalization of marijuana …


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[September 13, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Concordia’s Professor of Theology and Dean of Students, Rev. Esko Murto, has accepted a call to return to Finland and serve a congregation in Tampere. In view of his departure at the end of the current academic year (2018-19), the seminary is beginning the call process to seek his replacement.
 
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, will be calling a Professor of Theology to take up office in July 2019. The candidate must be an ordained pastor of Lutheran Church­–Canada or a church in fellowship with her. The preferred candidate will …


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