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[July 1, 2018 | One Comment | ]

Since this year Canada Day, July 1st, falls on a Sunday; I would encourage all the members of the congregations of Lutheran Church—Canada to mark this special day celebrating the confederation of our nation by doing first and foremost what the apostle Paul says to Timothy in his instructions concerning worship services. That is, “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every …


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[June 25, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
By Glenn Schaeffer
What Canada needs is salt and light. Jesus says to us, “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13, 14). Salt impedes decay. Salt preserves and seasons. Light is necessary for life. Light revitalizes. Light refreshes.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Flight into the invisible is a denial of the call. A community of Jesus which seeks to hide itself has ceased to follow Him.” St. Paul writes, “We were buried with Jesus through baptism into death in order that, just as …


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[June 20, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Eloise Schaan
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC) and excitement is high as women across the country celebrate its birth. On June 21, 1993, this organization became the official women’s auxiliary of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) and, as such, supports its mission outreach.
Long history
LWML was not new to the women in Canada as, prior to 1993 we, along with women from the United States, were part of the International Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (ILWML). League activity began in Canada in the early 1940s with …


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[May 24, 2018 | No Comment | ]

After more than a decade of Gospel outreach, Lutheran Church Canada work in Costa Rica has been suspended
Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) missionaries, Pastor Edmundo Retana and his wife Deaconess Betty Solórzano Cevallos have announced that they are resigning from the mission in Costa Rica, citing personal and family reasons. With their resignations, there are no LCC or Iglesia Luterana-Sínodo de Nicaragua (ILSN) workers in Costa Rica.
In his letter of resignation, Rev. Retana stated, “I am grateful to our Lord for allowing me to serve him for all these years. And to you, …


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[May 22, 2018 | No Comment | ]

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) approved two recommendations from its Restructuring Working Group during its April 26th meeting regarding the election of lay members to the Regional Mission and Ministry Councils (RMMC) and the effective date of office. LCC’s Commission on Nominations and Elections (CNE), elected in October 2017, oversees the nomination and election of Regional Pastors, Circuit Councillors and lay members of the RMMCs.
Earlier this year the CNE requested that congregations provide the names of nominees for all regional positions. This process is underway and nominations …


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[May 17, 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

The Rites of the Church: Superstition or Faithful Reception?
By Michael Keith
Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry on May 19. In preparation for her wedding there was planning for all the normal details: dress designed, cakes ordered, itineraries checked and double checked. There was also a baptism and a confirmation on the pre-wedding “to-do” list. Ms. Markle is reported to have said she was being baptized and confirmed in the Church of England as a sign of respect for the Queen. There is no reason to doubt the integrity of Ms. …


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