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[August 31, 2018 | No Comment | ]

31 August 2018
TO: Pastors, Deacons and Congregations of Lutheran Church—Canada
FROM: Rev. Timothy Teuscher, President, Lutheran Church—Canada
RE: Restructuring Matters

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In our daily devotions over the past few months here at the synod office, we have been reading through the book of Acts – not only what Jesus continued to do and to teach by the Spirit through the apostles after His ascension into heaven, but what He continues to do and to teach by the Spirit in His church even today. One of the common refrains that …


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[May 22, 2018 | No Comment | ]

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) approved two recommendations from its Restructuring Working Group during its April 26th meeting regarding the election of lay members to the Regional Mission and Ministry Councils (RMMC) and the effective date of office. LCC’s Commission on Nominations and Elections (CNE), elected in October 2017, oversees the nomination and election of Regional Pastors, Circuit Councillors and lay members of the RMMCs.
Earlier this year the CNE requested that congregations provide the names of nominees for all regional positions. This process is underway and nominations …


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[April 27, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – At its April 26 conference call meeting Lutheran Church–Canada’s Board of Directors (BOD) addressed the procedure for updating congregational constitutions under LCC’s new structure.
On behalf of the BOD, President Timothy Teuscher has provided the following information:
Over the past few months questions have been raised in various parts of our synod as to the process and procedure congregations are to follow in amending their constitution in light of the restructuring of our synod.

The time frame for the transfer of ecclesiastical services to LCC from the districts is January 1, …


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[April 27, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – To prepare for the District conventions this fall, Synod’s Commission on Nominations and Elections (CNE) is asking each LCC congregation to bring forward names of pastors to serve as Regional Pastor, Circuit Counsellor, and a layperson to serve on the new Regional Mission and Ministry Councils. As members of Lutheran Church–Canada each congregation is requested and encouraged to submit two names for each position and may do so at an official meeting of the congregation whether a Voters Assembly, Church Council, or Board of Directors.
Congregations and parishes received printed …


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[April 26, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG – Congregations of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) have voted to approve Synod’s amended constitution by a large margin. Of the 300 congregations eligible to vote, 222 sent in ballots with 206 voting for adoption, 12 voting against the changes, one abstention, and three late ballots. Secretary of Synod, Grace Henderson announced the results today noting that to pass, the vote required a 2/3 majority of ballots received.
To plan for the possible positive vote by congregations, the Board of Directors’ Restructuring Working Group met April 10 by conference call to prioritize …


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