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[February 5, 2018]

by Glenn E. Schaeffer
In his Gospel Luke says, “They pulled their boats up on shore, and left everything and followed Him” (Luke 5:11). Mark tells us that, “[James and John] left their father in the boat with the hired men and followed Him” (Mark 1:20). Peter, Andrew, James, and John left their boats because they knew they could not catch the lost fish of the world by remaining in their boats.
To catch lost fish, fishers of men have got to get out of their boat! If we’re going to be serious …

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[February 2, 2018]

ST. CATHARINES, Ont – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) will open is doors Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to anyone considering studies at CLTS or simply desiring more information about what the seminary education might be.
The LCC seminary invites university students or those already finished with college to come learn about its graduate degrees, attend chapel and classes, socialize with students and meet the professors, and visit the beautiful Niagara area. The goal is to provide a glimpse of what studying in CLTS is all …

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[February 2, 2018]

EDMONTON – On Monday, January 29 during Chapel, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) president, Rev. Dr. James Gimbel announced where second-year seminarians will go to participate in the annual “Take Wing” program. Each year, to prepare its second year students for vicarage, the seminary—with financial support from the CLS Guild—sends students across Canada for a weekend to learn from a local pastor in a new context.
Adam Chandler: St. John, Warman, Sask. and St. Paul, Bergheim, Sask. (Rev. Randy Heide)
Mark Rekken: Epiphany, Thunder Bay, Ont. (Rev. Steve Bartelt)
Travis Heide: Grace, Ossoyos, B.C. and …

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[February 2, 2018]

KITCHENER, Ont. – During Lent thoughts are directed to the life, suffering, and death of the Saviour. It’s a time for devout reflection on what Jesus Christ endured on our behalf and especially what He won for us: salvation through His triumphant resurrection over death.
Silent Witnesses, Lutheran Hour Ministries’ free Lenten devotions for 2018, looks at the significance found in some of the ordinary things that surface in the Gospel narratives of Jesus—things like rope (nets); clay (pots); water (the pool of Bethesda); silver (drachma coins); oil (ointment); a donkey; …

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[February 1, 2018]

WINNIPEG – Delegates to Lutheran Church–Canada’s 11th Convention elected Rev. Timothy Teuscher to serve as president for the next four years. The Canadian Lutheran conducted an interview with the new president to learn more about him.
What priorities have you identified for your presidency and for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) over the next four years?
As I wrote in an article included in The Canadian Lutheran last summer, the priorities for myself and LCC have already, in a sense, been set down for us in the Large Catechism where Luther says, “Everything in …

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[January 29, 2018]

WINNIPEG – More than 1200 people gathered at Saint James Lutheran Church in Winnipeg and around the world online Sunday, January 28, for the installation of Lutheran Church–Canada’s fourth president, Rev. Timothy Teuscher, Vice-president Rev. Thomas Kruesel (Campbell River, B.C.) and members of LCC’s Board of Directors.
Liturgists for the Vespers Service were Rev. Jim Schnarr, pastor of Saint James, and Rev. Marvin Bublitz, 1st Vice-president of LCC’s East District and pastor at First, Logan, Ont. and Redeemer, Monkton, Ont. who served his vicarage with Pastor Teuscher. The Lectors were clergy …