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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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[May 14, 2018 | 3 Comments | ]

The LCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Pelletier as Director of Communications. As Assistant to the President for Communications, he will provide leadership and guidance in the ever-changing communication landscape. Pelletier is responsible for effective communication to LCC’s constituencies in all media.
Born and raised in Cobourg, Ontario, Pelletier has been involved in the field of media and communications for more than 20 years. Prior to relocating to Winnipeg in the fall of 2016, Chris was the owner and operator of a news and information …


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[May 8, 2018 | No Comment | ]

KITCHENER, Ont. — The Board of Directors of Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada (LLLC) is pleased to announce that Lisa Jackson of Waterloo, Ontario will serve as the organization’s new Managing Director. Ms. Jackson is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waterloo where she has organized numerous mission trips to Nicaragua to assist congregations of Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua. She succeeds Stephen Klinck who served the LLLC for more than 30 years and is retiring.
“Lisa brings to our organization her management and leadership skills plus an enthusiasm and …


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[May 7, 2018 | No Comment | ]

HAMILTON, Ont. — At its annual Awards Banquet, Friday, May 4, the Canadian Church Press (CCP) presented three Awards of Merit to The Canadian Lutheran, the magazine of Lutheran Church–Canada.
A movie review of “Silence” written by Rev. Ted Giese received a first-place award. In his remarks on the article, the judge called it “An impressive review, that would be fully acceptable in any secular, major, publication.”
A series of three articles on the Reformation 500 theme authored by Mathew Block , Rev. Dr. Edward Kettner, and Kelly Klages was awarded third …


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[May 6, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by James Morgan
When tragedy affects a small community, everyone feels it. The highway crash on April 6 that killed 16 people and injured 13 others aboard a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is proof. Of course, Humboldt, Saskatchewan is officially a city, but it’s a small city. News reports from Humboldt in the weeks since the tragedy show it’s the kind of place where it’s impossible to walk down a supermarket aisle without meeting a friend, neighbour, or relative. And indeed, that’s true of the churches of …


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[May 4, 2018 | 4 Comments | ]

Increase in Bible study class attendance also reported
 
CANADA – The 2017 statistics for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) have been released and indicate that membership continues to decrease to just over 56,000 members.
In 2017, LCC counted a baptized membership of 56,620, down 2.8% from the year previous, when baptized membership was at 58,216. Confirmed membership has also declined, sitting at 43,494 in 2017 (down 2.7% from 44,666 members in 2016). LCC’s baptized membership has been in uninterrupted decline since 1999, while confirmed membership has been in uninterrupted decline since 2001.
LCC President Timothy …


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