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[October 19, 2017 | No Comment | ]

KITCHENER, Ontario – During its 2017 synodical convention, Lutheran Church–Canada welcomed guests from several international partner churches.
On October 14, the convention received greetings from Rev. Dr. Hans-Jörg Voigt, Chairman of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) and Bishop of LCC’s partner church in Germany, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK). “It is my prayer for Lutheran Church–Canada that our Heavenly Father will always look kindly on your church,” he said, “and that He will answer our prayers for the well-being and extension of confessional Lutheranism worldwide.” Bishop Voigt brought, as a …

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[October 15, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada has declared altar and pulpit fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland.
The action was taken during LCC’s synodical convention meeting in Kitchener, Ontario, and was adopted unanimously. It comes following discussions between representatives of the two church bodies revealed doctrinal unity, with LCC’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations recommending the declaration of fellowship.
The Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland emerged out of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland as a result of that church’s departure from historic Christian teaching. The Mission Diocese was …

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[August 7, 2017 | No Comment | ]

UPDATE (August 8): Police have now confirmed that there was no threat connected with the delivery.
LOUIS, Missouri – The bomb squad was called to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri on August 7, 2017 following the discovery of a suspicious package in the mailroom. Several buildings were evacuated and the campus was put in lockdown.
Bomb technicians determined the package was not explosive but initially said it was a “threatening package” and “meant to cause alarm.” Police backtracked that assessment later, saying the package was in fact an expected delivery …

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[July 25, 2017 | One Comment | ]

USA – When representatives of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) started meeting together more than five years ago, it was decided that the group would sponsor a book of essays on the proper distinction of God’s Law from His Gospel. That book will be available from Concordia Publishing House in the coming months.
Edited by Rev. Dr. Albert Collver III (LCMS), Rev. Dr. James Arne Nestingen (NALC), and Prof. John T. Pless (LCMS), The Necessary Distinction: A Continuing Conversation on Law …

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[June 15, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – At the end of May, the Government of Canada announced that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between March 17 and June 30, 2017, it will contribute an equivalent amount to the Famine Relief Fund.
More than 20 million children, women, and families in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Uganda are suffering and in need of urgent humanitarian aid and the Humanitarian Coalition’s member agencies are on the ground providing life-saving assistance. Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is working with local …

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[June 8, 2017 | No Comment | ]

SWITZERLAND – On March 14, Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) member Rev. James Luke was invited to present in Geneva at an event entitled “Christians in Pakistan Under Threat.” The event was organized on the sidelines of the 34th session of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Rev. Luke is the LCC East District’s Intercultural Missionary at Large to the Greater Toronto Area and a retired Captain of the Pakistani Army.
Other members of the panel included Naveed Walter, the founder of Human Rights Focus …

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