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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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[October 18, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released the 2017 edition of its annual Mission Newsletter.
“The 2017 Mission Newsletter presents just a few snapshots of what the Lord Jesus has accomplished in the lives of people through the missions and social ministry of Lutheran Church–Canada this year—how communities have been graced by His love and mercy,” explains Rev. Dr. Leonardo Neitzel in the introduction to this year’s newsletter. Dr. Neitzel is LCC’s Executive for Missions and Social Ministry.
The theme for this year’s publication draws on LCC’s 2017 convention theme—Christ Alone, Christ …

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[November 2, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Norman J. Threinen
“History is bunk.” So said Henry Ford in an interview recorded by the Chicago Tribune in 1916. Grade school students, who have been subjected to history as a bewildering collection of largely irrelevant dates which they were forced to memorize, may be inclined to agree with Ford’s comment. Perhaps many other people in our culture will also agree with it as they bustle and run after the “new” and the “now.” In view of the approaching 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017, is there something …

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[September 20, 2013 | One Comment | ]

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – President Robert Bugbee of Lutheran Church–Canada preached the Service of Installation for President Matthew C. Harrison of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) September 14 in St. Louis.
“It’s an unexpected honour to be asked to serve our Missouri Synod friends in this way,” said President Bugbee in the days before the event, “and we deeply treasure the common confession and shared work that binds our hearts to theirs.”
The service also saw the installation of other officers elected at the LCMS’ 2014 convention.The installation fell on Holy Cross …

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[June 21, 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

(Ongoing updates at http://www.lccabc.ca/blog/2013/06/21/alberta-flooding/)
by Rev. Don Schiemann
No doubt we have all seen video footage and news reports of the extreme flooding which has taken place in Calgary and the surrounding areas. As of Friday morning, 25 communities in the City of Calgary have received evacuation notices. The Town of Canmore has been completely cut off as a result of Highway 1 being closed by the surging waters. High River, south of Calgary, has also been evacuated and most of the Town is underwater. A state of emergency has been declared in …

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[February 22, 2013 | One Comment | ]

For our January/February issue, The Canadian Lutheran focused on how God calls pastors to serve the Church. To accompany Ed Kettner’s article on that topic, we interviewed four current seminary students to see what life in seminary is really like. Along the way, we were reminded that God calls men of various backgrounds, ages, and interests to be pastors. Some play video games. Others like working with their hands in gardens or on woodworking. Others enjoy skiing. Some are married with grown children; others are single. Some have wanted to …

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