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[November 1, 2017]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada’s Synod office in Winnipeg is seeking a Communications Manager. The person in this position is responsible for maintaining the ongoing communication program of synod and developing new strategies for communication with internal and external constituencies. Under the supervision of the President of Synod, the Communications Manager is proactive in identifying issues and current events to which LCC should respond or report upon. The manager is also responsible for online and print publications that share the mission and ministry of Lutheran Church–Canada. As part of the synodical …

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[October 31, 2017]

by Mathew Block
Reformation commemorations are often tied to October 31, the date when tradition states Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to that church door in Wittenberg. But in many ways, a better case could be made for celebrating it on June 25, the presentation-date of the Augsburg Confession.
Emperor Charles V had invited the electors of Germany to Augsburg for an imperial Diet to begin April 1530. John the Steadfast, elector of Saxony since the death of his brother Frederick the Wise in 1525, saw this as an opportunity to …

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[October 30, 2017]

ONLINE – Lutheran Hour Ministries – Canada has released “SolasAlive,” a series of three short videos you can use to on social media to share your faith with friends and family online.
These short, engaging, videos and companion webpages have been created for you to use on social media, to invite outside the Christian church to find out more about God and His plan of salvation for all.
Each of the three videos provides an unexpected take on traditional slogans of the Reformation: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, and Scripture Alone. Watch all …

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[October 28, 2017]

WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada is currently holding Here I Stand, an exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at its synodical office in Winnipeg (3074 Portage Avenue).
The event features a poster-series developed by leading German museums, in addition to numerous artifacts, including period books, statuettes and busts, coins and medals, models, artwork, music, film, and more. The event is open every day 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from October 27 to November 5, 2017.
The exhibit features a number of other pieces, and all pieces include informational text. Immerse yourself …

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[October 27, 2017]

by Mathew Block
Jesus had withdrawn from the crowds to pray, and His disciples were with Him. He turned to them and asked a simple question: “Who do the crowds say I am?”
The answers were varied: John the Baptist, Elijah, or some other prophet risen from the dead.
He turned the question then from others to the disciples themselves. “But who do you say that I am?” And here it is that St. Peter made his great confession: “The Christ of God” (read the story in Luke 9:18-20).
It is a confession that …

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[October 24, 2017]

KITCHENER, Ontario – On October 15, Lutheran Church–Canada meeting in convention elected Rev. Thomas Kruesel to serve as LCC’s Vice-President. He joins Rev. Timothy Teuscher, who was elected President on October 14, 2017.
Rev. Kruesel has served as LCC’s Second Vice President since 2011, and served as Third Vice President from 2009-2011. As a result of convention’s decision to adopt Resolution 17.1.01, synod will only have one Vice President going forward. Vice President Kruesel was elected on the third ballot.
The convention also elected officers for LCC’s Board of Directors: Arnold Drung, …