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[June 22, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a financial analysis explaining the proposed budget for the church in the event it adopts the restructuring plan proposed by LCC’s Commission for Constitutional Matters and Structure (CCMS).
The analysis, prepared by LCC’s Treasurer Dwayne Cleave, predicts a budget of $3.5M in a restructured synod—a significant reduction compared to historic levels. “It must be clearly understood that this is a much more modest program than our Synod constituency has been accustomed to in the past,” notes Cleave, “but it is an honest reflection of …


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[June 20, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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During the recent regional convocations on LCC Restructuring the presenters conducted an informal “straw” poll to gauge the response to the recommendations.*
1.  An initial response to the 2017 LCC Act and Bylaws. This is not an official vote, since the Bylaws may be revised because of these Convocations. You may change your mind later.

I am favourably inclined towards the revised LCC Act and Bylaws.
I am unfavourably inclined towards the LCC revised Act and Bylaws.
I need more time and information to form an inclination.

 

Date
Location and
Attendance (327)
Favourably
Inclined
Unfavourably
Inclined
Need More Time
And Information

April 29
Cloverdale (7)
7
0
0

May …


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[June 9, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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ONLINE – You can now register to participate in Lutheran Church–Canada’s upcoming online convocations on restructuring. Two online convocations are scheduled: one on June 18 (starting at 1:30 p.m. CDT) and one on June 19, 2017 (starting at 7:00 p.m. CDT). To register, visit this link and select the convocation date that works best for you.
Leading the sessions will be Rev. Dr. Les Stahlke, Consultant to Lutheran Church–Canada for the restructuring process. He will give a presentation and will field questions following.
The live-stream can be viewed from a variety of …


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[June 2, 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
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by Paul Schallhorn
“Just the facts, Ma’am.” Millions of people in the 1950’s tuned in weekly to hear Jack Webb, aka Sergeant Joe Friday on Dragnet, say his famous catch phrase. Over the years it became part of everyone’s vocabulary as people trying to sound clever would interject: “Just the facts, Ma’am.” It was as famous as another line from that era uttered by Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, “Play it again, Sam.” There’s only one problem: neither line is factual; they are both misquoted and were never said in the way …


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[May 31, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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CANADA – Yves Kéler of Bischwiller, France, has been chosen as the winner of Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) French hymn contest celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Kéler’s winning entry is entitled C’est plus qu’un bain pris dans de l’eau.
The contest was organized by LCC’s Comité francophone liturgique, and people from all over the world were invited to submit entries rooted in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism text on baptism.
Kéler receives a $250 prize for the winning entry. The hymn is set to the 19th century melody “Saint Crispin” by George J. …


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[May 29, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries have held their annual convocation services for 2017, during which time pastoral candidates received their first calls. Vicars also received their vicarage assignments, and one diaconal student received her placement.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) held its Sacred Convocation for their 33rd Academic Year on May 25, 2017. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) held its annual Call Service on May 27, 2017. First calls for graduating pastoral candidates are as follows:

Andrew Cottrill (CLTS) to Zion Lutheran (Yorkton, Saskatchewan)
Kirk Radford …


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