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[March 16, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran women from across Canada will gather in Winnipeg July 5-8, 2018 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC). The Lutheran Church–Canada auxiliary organization encourages and equips Lutheran women to “grow in God’s Word; share God’s Son; and serve God’s people.” Gathering around the theme “One in Spirit, One in Purpose” the 10th National Convention includes activities and presentations geared toward fulfilling the organization’s mission statement. Known for collecting loose change to support mission projects in Canada and around the world, …


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[March 14, 2018 | 6 Comments | ]

WINNIPEG – Under Lutheran Church–Canada’s new structure the responsibility for nominations to national and regional positions, and the process by which people are elected falls to the newly-formed Commission on Nominations and Elections. The Synodical Convention elected seven persons to the commission in October 2017.
The commission relies on nominations from across the country to fulfill its mandate. Since delegates to district conventions this Fall will elect people to serve in regional positions, every member congregation and multi-point parish is encouraged to participate in the nomination process.
Congregations and parishes received nomination …


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[March 2, 2018 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Regents from both Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) seminaries, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS), St. Catharines and Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS), Edmonton, met for their annual joint meeting January 30, 2018 in Edmonton as outlined in their 2011 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
During the joint sessions each seminary shared details about enrolment trends and projections, budget, and financing, as well as highlights of the mission they share training pastors, deacons, and leaders of LCC. Topics of discussion included the impact of the restructuring on each seminary’s Bylaws and Policies, since revisions …


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[February 7, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Following the December 14 publication of documents needed by congregations to ratify Lutheran Church–Canada’s new Constitution, two editorial errors were identified in the two-column comparison between the new and old constitutions and have been corrected. Both errors were noted at the convention and changed but were not corrected in the edition sent to congregations.
An email to Synod members from Pastor Nolan Astley notes that “the previous version of this file has been removed and a corrected version has been posted.”
The corrections are:

Removal of the word “must” from before …


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[February 7, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran Foundation Canada (LFC) has released its annual report for 2017. The organization, which conducts gift planning activities on behalf of Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) congregations and affiliated organizations, recorded $4.68 million in designated gifts of which $1.7 million was received throughout the year, including designated gifts to 27 congregations.  “Donors have indicated a total of $55 million in designated gifts over the last nine years” reports Foundation executive director Allen Schellenberg, “of which $10 million has already been received and distributed to the donors’ named beneficiary organizations.”
He noted …


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[February 2, 2018 | No Comment | ]

KITCHENER, Ont. – During Lent thoughts are directed to the life, suffering, and death of the Saviour. It’s a time for devout reflection on what Jesus Christ endured on our behalf and especially what He won for us: salvation through His triumphant resurrection over death.
Silent Witnesses, Lutheran Hour Ministries’ free Lenten devotions for 2018, looks at the significance found in some of the ordinary things that surface in the Gospel narratives of Jesus—things like rope (nets); clay (pots); water (the pool of Bethesda); silver (drachma coins); oil (ointment); a donkey; …


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