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[January 5, 2018 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Video from Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2017 convention is now online. The video includes both the opening worship service and all six business sessions.
The eleventh synodical convention, held in Kitchener, Ontario, was broadcast live online on Livestream and Facebook, but that video eventually expired after several weeks online. That footage has now been re-posted on YouTube.
Watch the video of the opening worship service and business sessions of the convention below:
Opening Worship Service

Business Session 1

Business Session 2

Business Session 3

Business Session 4

Business Session 5 (Part 1)

Business Session 5 (Part 2)
Business Session 6


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[January 4, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Kitchener, Ont. – After serving for more than 30 years, Stephen Klinck, managing director of Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada (Lutheran Hour Ministries-Canada) informed the league’s Board of Directors that he plans to retire at the end of May 2018. Mr. Klinck began his service to the league in September 1986 as Manager of Field Services becoming Managing Director ten years later in 1996.
“We give thanks to God for the service Stephen has provided our organization over the years,” noted Ian Adnams, president of LLLC. “We wish him God’s richest …

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[December 28, 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
Luther scarcely could have imagined the influence his work would …

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[December 21, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – For those traveling during the Christmas season, it can be difficult to find out the times and locations of local worship services. Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is hoping to make it a little less complicated by posting seasonal worship times for its churches across the country.
Visit LCC’s website here, and click on the province where you’ll be spending Christmas. Then, scroll down to find a church near you. Click on the “Seasonal Services” button to find out details regarding holiday worship services. If your church doesn’t have its seasonal …

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[December 14, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released the new versions of its Statutory Bylaws, Synodical Bylaws, and Synodical Constitution which were adopted by the 2017 synodical convention.
The amendments to these documents were previously released in the official convention proceedings, but the finalized version of the documents are now available to download.
Amendments to the statutory bylaws were passed by a 77.3% majority during the convention (a 2/3 majority was required). Download LCC’s new Statutory Bylaws here.
The Synodical Bylaws passed at convention without opposition. Download LCC’s new Synodical Bylaws here.
Amendments to the …

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[December 14, 2017 | One Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a package of resource materials for congregations as they prepare to vote on changes to the synodical constitution adopted at the 2017 synodical convention.
“These proposed changes in structure were all adopted by the 2017 LCC Convention by a strong majority,” explains LCC First Vice President Nolan Astley in an executive summary on the congregational ratification process. “Because some of these changes require amendment of the Constitution of LCC, a congregational ratification vote is necessary to approve the changes to the constitution. In order …

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