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[January 18, 2019 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – On January 20, 2019 Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) will mark Sanctity of Life Sunday, naming issues like abortion, physician assisted suicide, and euthanasia in prayer during public worship.
The subject is again under debate in Canada, as assisted suicide proponents push to have legislation expanded to allow those without terminal illnesses (including mental illness) to seek physician assisted suicide.
Congregations may wish to use the following prayer, which LCC first released for use in 2013.
We thank you for having made each human being in Your image. You love all people, and …


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[January 10, 2019 | No Comment | ]

by Colin Liske
While it is true to say that the proper task of the church is the proclamation of the Gospel, it is also true that Christians need to relate to the world around them, a world where human rights are very important and where many new human rights are being claimed today.
As such, it is important to note that the new federal government Summer Jobs Program for 2019 may still violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Up until 2017 all applicants could freely express their own values. …


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[January 2, 2019 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – In 2017, Lutheran Church–Canada joined The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the North American Lutheran Church in releasing a three-year Scripture reading plan, which began in 2018. With the beginning of a new year, participants are now preparing to enter their second year of readings.
You can now download the 2019 calendar of readings as a pdf.
“In order to encourage the people of our church bodies in the daily reading of Holy Scripture, we have compiled a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings …


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[December 24, 2018 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – The Districts may be winding down, but Lutheran Church–Canada remains committed to sharing local stories in the pages of The Canadian Lutheran.
For that reason, beginning in the January/February 2019 issue, you will notice the “District News” sections are replaced with “Region News.” Each of the current District editors has agreed to stay on for the time-being to serve as the magazine’s regional news editors.
However, contact information for some of these editors will be changing. Please update your contact information with the following new email addresses:

East Region Editor: easteditor@lutheranchurch.ca
Central …


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[December 17, 2018 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – During the month of October, the three Districts of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) welcomed members to their final regular conventions before the transition of the new LCC structure in January 2019. Central District’s Convention was held between October 1-3 in Winnipeg, East District’s Convention was held in London, Ontario between October 14-17, and the Alberta-British Columbia District held their convention in Sherwood Park, Alberta between October 19-21.
The business at the conventions consisted of receiving reports from committees, approving the revised constitutions of congregations, accepting amendments to bylaws, the election …


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[October 29, 2018 | No Comment | ]

During the month of October, the three Districts of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) welcomed members to their final regular conventions before the transition of the new LCC structure in January 2019. Central District’s Convention was held between October 1-3 in Winnipeg, MB, East District’s Convention was held in London, ON between October 14-17, and Alberta-British Columbia District held their convention in Sherwood Park, AB between October 19-21.
The business at the conventions consisted of receiving reports from committees, approving the revised constitutions of congregations, accepting amendments to bylaws, the election of Regional …


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