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[July 10, 2018]

Twenty-five years after becoming an autonomous Canadian organization, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada celebrated the occasion July 5-8, 2018 in Winnipeg under the same theme from 1993 – “One in Spirit, One in Purpose.” There was an anniversary cake, photos from the founding convention and other conventions and events, and many memories shared. One of the moments of excitement came with the unveiling of a new logo. Intertwined hearts illustrate Christ’s heart interwoven with our hearts, the diversity of the women of Lutheran Church-Canada and the love we have for Jesus, …

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[July 10, 2018]

By Heather Shilton
Christ Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, BC
For four weeks in June of this year, I had the privilege of working with Samaritan’s Purse, doing disaster relief following catastrophic flooding in Grand Forks, British Columbia. The experience was profoundly satisfying, empowering and humbling.
Grand Forks is located at the confluence of the Granby and Kettle Rivers in the southern interior of British Columbia. Spring flooding along river banks is a common event, usually with little or no permanent damage to park and recreation sites along the rivers. Building in the flood …

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[July 9, 2018]

Putting on a New Face

Twenty-five years ago, after 50 years of walking together, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC) was born out of Int’l LWML. Like a child we needed to learn to do things on our own; to find our place as an auxiliary of Lutheran Church–Canada; to be a place for the women of LCC to meet and raise money to support the missions of LCC as well as those close to home, and to have fellowship amongst each other. To show our unity with LCC, and to be …

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[July 6, 2018]

Starting in January, 2018, representatives of the Worker Benefit Services (WBS) hosted a series of 14 regional presentations to more than 450 church leaders throughout the Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) Synod. WBS is the newly created administrative organization responsible for LCC’s pension and benefits plan.
The presentations were held to explain WBS’ mandate and to introduce new agreements with employers (congregations and institutions). Representatives provided relevant information to the program and responded to a number of questions from attendees. In each presentation, WBS Board Chair, Rev. Dr. Dieter Kays recounted the …

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[July 1, 2018]

Since this year Canada Day, July 1st, falls on a Sunday; I would encourage all the members of the congregations of Lutheran Church—Canada to mark this special day celebrating the confederation of our nation by doing first and foremost what the apostle Paul says to Timothy in his instructions concerning worship services. That is, “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every …

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[June 28, 2018]

B-grade laughs and scares in dino morality tale
by Ted Giese
As mounting volcanic activity threatens to wipe out the remaining dinosaurs on the tiny island of Isla Nublar off the coast of Costa Rica, efforts are underway to rescue as many possible from a second extinction. The question is why? Is it for conservation, profit, scientific, or personal reasons? The private rescue operation brings back to the island the former Jurassic World theme park’s managing-operator-turned-dinosaur-activist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), and her romantic interest Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), the park’s former …