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[February 16, 2017 | No Comment | ]

Editor’s Note: Kelly Klages has agreed to prepare six pieces of original art for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Each piece of art will be featured on the covers of this year’s issues of The Canadian Lutheran magazine.
In addition, each piece of art is being made available to LCC congregations as a free, downloadable poster. You can print out the posters, along with accompanying artist’s statement, as they become available at www.reformation2017.ca/resources/posters/.
by Kelly Klages
The first painting in this series, “The Ninety-Five Theses,” represents …

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[February 15, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) President Robert Bugbee has announced in a new letter to the church that he will not be standing for reelection at the 2017 Synodical Convention.
“I write today to inform the church that I cannot accept nomination for a fourth term as Synod’s President,” he explains in his letter. “I have prayed to the Lord and turned these matters over in mind and heart for well over a year…. I have sought to make this decision in the fear of God. I ask the members of …

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[February 10, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) will hold its eleventh synodical convention October 13-16, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario.
The theme for this year’s synodical convention is “Christ Alone, Christ Forever,” words which tie the event to 2017’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The phrase “Christ alone” was a rallying cry of the Reformation, along with the related expressions “grace alone,” “faith alone,” and “Scripture alone.”
“‘Christ alone’ is the heart of the Reformation, which Luther touched off with his 95 Theses in October 1517,” explains …

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[January 30, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – As we near the due date for recommendations for nominations for elections to Lutheran Church–Canada’s boards and offices at the upcoming 2017 synodical convention, it’s helpful to look ahead to other important related deadline dates.

January 31, 2017 – Recommendations for Nomination
March 15, 2017 – Ballots for president & vice-president to Congregations
March 23, 2017 – Delegate lists to District Secretary
April 13, 2017 – Delegates lists to Synod Secretary
June 13, 2017 – Ballots for president & vice-president returned to Synod office
June 15, 2017 – Online registration open
June 15, 2017 – …

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[January 27, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – For the first 400 years after its publication, the complete Book of Concord was unavailable in French. Finally in 1980 it was released not by or even necessarily for the Lutheran Church, but primarily as a document of academic and historical interest under the title La foi des Églises luthériennes: confessions et catéchismes.
By the time it was published, most of Lutheranism in France was already well adrift towards a more generic expression of Protestantism than that defined by the confessional documents. The relatively few hardcover copies were eventually …

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[January 26, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Jennifer Jade Kerr

EDMONTON – Jennifer Jade Kerr has been nominated for the 38th Annual Covenant Awards—her fourth nomination since 2012. Kerr, a member of Lutheran Church–Canada, has been nominated for Collaboration of the Year along with Mike R. Schuster for their song “Nobody Loves Me Like You.”
“Though I unfortunately am not heading to Edmonton this weekend for the Covenant Awards, it’s such an honour to be nominated alongside Mike for this song we cowrote a few years ago,” she wrote on social media. “I also had the pleasure of singing on the …

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