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[February 1, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Delegates to Lutheran Church–Canada’s 11th Convention elected Rev. Timothy Teuscher to serve as president for the next four years. The Canadian Lutheran conducted an interview with the new president to learn more about him.
What priorities have you identified for your presidency and for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) over the next four years?
As I wrote in an article included in The Canadian Lutheran last summer, the priorities for myself and LCC have already, in a sense, been set down for us in the Large Catechism where Luther says, “Everything in …

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[January 29, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – More than 1200 people gathered at Saint James Lutheran Church in Winnipeg and around the world online Sunday, January 28, for the installation of Lutheran Church–Canada’s fourth president, Rev. Timothy Teuscher, Vice-president Rev. Thomas Kruesel (Campbell River, B.C.) and members of LCC’s Board of Directors.
Liturgists for the Vespers Service were Rev. Jim Schnarr, pastor of Saint James, and Rev. Marvin Bublitz, 1st Vice-president of LCC’s East District and pastor at First, Logan, Ont. and Redeemer, Monkton, Ont. who served his vicarage with Pastor Teuscher. The Lectors were clergy …

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[January 25, 2018 | One Comment | ]

WINNIPEG- The president of Lutheran Church–Canada, Rev. Timothy Teuscher, joined 80 other Canadian religious leaders and faith-group representatives calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada to “amend the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines and application process so that it does not compel agreement or belief, and allows religious organizations to stay true to their communal identity and beliefs.” Currently, applicants for the federal funding must attest to upholding Charter Rights including its “underlying values” such as reproductive rights (abortion) and LGBTQ2 rights.
The letter affirms that “the promise …

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[January 19, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – The Installation Service for Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) fourth president, Rev. Timothy Teuscher, and newly-elected and continuing members of Synod’s Board of Directors (BOD) will be available to watch online. Beginning at 3 p.m. (CST} Sunday, January 28 viewers across Canada and around the world can watch the event at www.lcc2017.ca or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lutheranchurchcanada. All three previous LCC presidents, Rev. Dr.Edwin Lehman, Rev. Dr. Ralph Mayan, and Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee will participate in the installation. Following the example set by Past President Bugbee, Rev. Teuscher will …

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[January 11, 2018 | 17 Comments | ]

WINNIPEG – After serving Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) church workers since 1989, LCC Worker Benefit Plans became an independent corporation, LCC Worker Benefit Services Inc., on January 1, 2018. Adopting the new name and revising its internal governance does not change any group health benefits or the pensions for the 891 active and retired pastors, deacons and other church employees enrolled in the plan. Neither does it fundamentally change its relationship with employers: congregations, institutions, and organizations.
“LCC’s Board of Directors began looking into establishing an independent delivery organization for worker benefits …

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[January 10, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG — The Board of Directors of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Karin Achtelstetter as CLWR’s incoming Executive Director. She will begin her service February 5, 2018 allowing a six-week overlap with retiring Executive Director Robert Granke.
Outgoing Lutheran Church–Canada President, Dr. Robert Bugbee, noted, “CLWR has had a long history of addressing human need ever since its original work with refugees and displaced persons after the Second World War” and observed that in recent years, the agency has “rededicated itself to a renewed effort in …

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