WINNIPEG – In a little more than six weeks hundreds of LCC Lutherans will gather for Lutheran Church—Canada’s first-ever national evangelism conference: Reach Out Canada (July 5-7 at the Canad Inns Destination Centre – Fort Gary in Winnipeg).
Reach Out Canada is designed to help everyone share their faith naturally in every-day situations as part of who they are in Christ. The event, being planned in conjunction with Lutheran Hour Ministries and Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada, features Rev. Gregory Seltz (Speaker of The Lutheran Hour) and Rev. John Nunes (CEO …
BURLINGTON, Ontario – In November 2012, Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau appeared as a guest on Canadian television program 100 Huntley Street to talk about his book At peace with war: A chaplain’s meditations from Afghanistan. That interview was recently made available to watch online.
Padre Ristau is a Lutheran chaplain with the Canadian Forces, and his book is based on a journal he kept over two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon returning from Afghanistan, Padre Ristau had published selections from the journal online. There, as Padre Ristau explains in an earlier article …
ONLINE – In September 2012, Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) hosted the Triennial Convention of the International Lutheran Council in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The opening worship service was held at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) with President Robert Bugbee preaching.
His sermon—drawn from Isaiah 50:4-10 and entitled “But the Lord God helps me”—is now available online. Watch below:
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Scenario: It’s dark outside. Everybody in your village is in bed. It seems just like every other night when a loud banging comes from the door. Your heart sinks. They’ve come. They’ve come for you. You know you’ll never return. You will probably never see your family again because they’ve come to take you far away… To a place you don’t want to go… To a prison camp. Your crime? You’re a Christian.
This may sound like a scene from a futuristic, dystopian novel or from the days when Christians …
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WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a newsletter highlighting the mission activity of some of its Auxiliaries and Listed Service Organizations.
“LCC is privileged to have numerous partners to support it in its mission work both here at home and around the world,” the booklet begins. “In this newsletter, we highlight some of those partners, letting you know how their work supports Synod as it shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ–a Light for our dark world.”
This year’s issue features ten LCC-associated agencies, highlighting how their work supports Gospel proclamation and …
SASKATOON, Sask. – At the end of July, nearly 600 people from across North America converged on Saskatoon for the 94th International Convention of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League. President Robert Bugbee was invited to preach at the convention’s opening worship service. He chose for his text Psalm 113, the psalm from which the convention took its theme verse: “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3).
The video of President Bugbee’s sermon—entitled “A call to all to join …