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[February 9, 2018 | No Comment | ]

BERLIN, Germany – The situation for former Muslim asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity has dramatically deteriorated in Berlin and Brandenburg reports Rev. Dr. Gottfried Martens pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin-Steglitz. The pastor serves the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) congregation which has more than 1,600 church members, many of whom are refugees who converted to Christianity. He has baptized more than 1,000 former Muslims, especially Iranians and Afghans.
Martens told a Protestant news agency “several hundred” refugees from his community have already been rejected because they have …

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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 | No 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 22, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Rev. Leonardo Neitzel
UKRAINE – The alliance between Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) and the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) since 1996 has been a blessing for our joint ministry and mission in that country.
Rev. Roland Syens and Rev. Keith Haberstock were commissioned as LCC’s first missionaries to Ukraine in 1993 and started the work which today shows its fruits for the Lord’s kingdom. Since the partnership began LCC — with support from generous donors, Concordia Lutheran Mission Society (CLMS), and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC) — has sponsored …

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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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[December 19, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ODESSA, Ukraine – The Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) has once again welcomed the active involvement of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) this fall, both at its Convention and in the ongoing teaching ministry of its seminary.
The annual Synod convention met November 21-22, 2017 at Concordia Seminary in Usatovo, a northwest suburb of Odessa. Because of the illness of Bishop Alexander “Sasha” Yurchenko, the Synodical vice-president, Rev. Oleg Schewtschenko, preached at the opening service and presided over business sessions.
In addition to customary reports from the Bishop, Treasurer, and Theological …

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