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[November 30, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – It began with a presentation from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) on October 24, 2015—a heartbreaking presentation that included a film about a day in a Syrian refugee camp, and a talk by two Syrian refugees now living in Winnipeg. Six members of Saint James Lutheran Church attended the presentation and knew at once here was an opportunity to be a Good Samaritan like Christ.
The first step was gauging the congregation’s commitment to time and treasure in sponsoring a Muslim refugee family from Syria. The president of the …


In: Central District News, Headline, Mission News

[November 28, 2017 | No Comment | ]

NICARAGUA – The Third National Youth Gathering of the Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua (ILSN) took place October 28-29, 2017. Thanks to the financial support from many Lutheran Church–Canada congregations, 200 youth from all over Nicaragua and Honduras were able to come together at the Lutheran Mission Center in Chinandega.
Many of these teens have come to know about Christ through LCC sponsored feeding programs in the villages where ILSN congregations are located. Special thanks are due to LCC for promoting these feeding programs, for those who support Concordia Lutheran Mission …


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[October 30, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Hour Ministries – Canada has released “SolasAlive,” a series of three short videos you can use to on social media to share your faith with friends and family online.
These short, engaging, videos and companion webpages have been created for you to use on social media, to invite outside the Christian church to find out more about God and His plan of salvation for all.
Each of the three videos provides an unexpected take on traditional slogans of the Reformation: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, and Scripture Alone. Watch all …


In: Headline, Mission News, National News

[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 …


In: General, Headline, Mission News

[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

[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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