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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 | 2 Comments | ]

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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[December 14, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has partnered with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) to develop a Bible reading plan entitled Reading the Word of God.
“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 on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures,” an introduction to the reading plan explains. “The suggested readings are offered for one reason only—to enhance devotional …

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[December 13, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is seeking nominations for an Executive Assistant to the President for Mission and Social Ministry Services. He shall be called by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the personnel committee and with the consent of the President of Synod. He shall be responsible to the President as Executive Assistant to the President for the Mission and Social Ministry programs of LCC.
(Note: In light of the restructuring actions taken by the 11th LCC Convention, it may clarify to add that …

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[December 12, 2017 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – The Installation Service for Rev. Timothy Teuscher as President of Lutheran Church–Canada is set for Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Saint James Lutheran Church, Winnipeg. The Service will also include the installation of newly-elected and continuing members of the LCC Board of Directors.
Following a time-honoured custom in some of our partner churches, President Robert Bugbee had served as preacher for his own installation in 2008. President Elect Teuscher has chosen to carry this custom forward, which will give worshipers a welcome opportunity to hear the new …

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