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[October 18, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released the 2017 edition of its annual Mission Newsletter.
“The 2017 Mission Newsletter presents just a few snapshots of what the Lord Jesus has accomplished in the lives of people through the missions and social ministry of Lutheran Church–Canada this year—how communities have been graced by His love and mercy,” explains Rev. Dr. Leonardo Neitzel in the introduction to this year’s newsletter. Dr. Neitzel is LCC’s Executive for Missions and Social Ministry.
The theme for this year’s publication draws on LCC’s 2017 convention theme—Christ Alone, Christ …


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[October 4, 2017 | No Comment | ]

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. – On September 12, 2017, Redeemer Lutheran Church in High Prairie, Alberta celebrated the ordination and installation of Rev. Terry Goerz, the first graduate with a regionally remote ministry focus from Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Pastors with Alternate Training (PAT) program.
At seventy years old, Rev. Goerz is not your typical new pastor. “Some pastors are described as second career pastors,” he notes. “I am a fifth career pastor.” In 2011, Goerz retired from High Prairie School Division after 21 years as their Director of Facilities. He is also …


In: ABC District News, Headline, Mission News, National News

[September 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), is seeking a highly qualified Executive Director who will passionately share the mission and vision of the organization and maintain the organization’s positive reputation as a trusted and valuable contributor to the global community. The Executive Director will maintain strong connections to networks of national and international ecumenical, development and governmental agencies, helping to fulfill the organization’s vision of creating a world where people live in peace with hope, justice, dignity and equality.
Reporting to a diverse Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads …


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[August 15, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – As the Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada marks its 50th anniversary in 2017 it is celebrating and giving thanks to God for the men and women of the Lutheran Laymen’s League who have made it their objective to assist the Lutheran Church of Missouri, Ohio & other States (later known as The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) in word and deed since 1917 and Lutheran Church–Canada since 1989.
When the Lutheran Laymen’s League (later the Int’l LLL) was formed in 1917 by twelve men to relieve the Synod of its crippling …


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[August 9, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Edward G. Kettner
In late April and early May I had the privilege of returning to Ukraine to teach once again at the Lutheran
Seminary in Odessa. This was my sixth trip to Ukraine in the last twenty years and my fifth time teaching. I have taught at least one course to each of the four groups of students that have gone through the seminary.
I flew in to Odessa on April 22, and was met at the airport by the church’s bishop, Aleksandr Yurchenko (who was a student in the first …


In: Headline, Mission News

[July 13, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Harold Ristau
We praise God for the generous donations by Canadian Lutherans in building churches for congregations in Nicaragua. It is a tremendous blessing that our brothers and sisters can worship with roofs over their heads. But while much attention has been paid to erecting church buildings, often little consideration has been devoted to improvements that can be made to the interiors of these churches.
The Chapel of Lutheran Church–Canada’s Mission Centre in Chinendega functions as a sort of prototype for the other Nicaraguan congregations: because it is relatively empty of …


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