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[September 27, 2018]

CANADA – Classes at Lutheran Church–Canada’s two seminaries are well underway and both schools have welcomed a number of new students.
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) in St. Catharines, Ontario held its first full day of classes on September 5, while Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton held its first full day of the Fall Semester on September 17.
CLTS welcomes four new students this year: one Diploma student from Afghanistan via Germany, and three students in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. They anticipate having two students available for pastoral calls …

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[September 26, 2018]

BELGIUM – The 26th (11th) World Conference of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) opened the morning of September 25, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium. The event also marks the 25th anniversary of the ILC in its current form. The conference runs until September 28.
An opening service was held in Our Lady’s Chapel, a fifteenth century chapel of the medieval St. Elizabeth convent (now the Elzenveld Hotel and Conference Centre). ILC Chairman Hans-Jörg Voigt (Bishop of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church) served as preacher for the service, with Rev. Dr. Albert Collver …

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[September 21, 2018]

An unsatisfying horror
The Nun is the latest instalment in an ever-growing series of loosely connected horror films started by the surprise success of director James Wan’s The Conjuring (2013). Here the story is credited to Wan, but he did not direct. The Nun’s director is Corin Hardy who struggles to duplicate the controlled rollercoaster effect of the previous Conjuring films. While The Nun hit number one in its opening weekend it is unlikely to have the staying power of the earlier franchise films and for good reasons.
Set in 1952 Romania …

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[September 20, 2018]

The Regional Pastor serves as the ecclesiastical supervisor of the pastors, deacons and congregations (“the Members”) who reside and serve in his Region. As of January 1, 2019, LCC will have three regions (the number and configuration of regions is subject to revision over time) consisting of:

the West Region;
the Central Region; and
the East Region.

Responsibility
The Regional Pastor is the spiritual leader of the pastors, deacons and other professional church workers in his region. In his responsibility for Ecclesiastical Oversight, Building Community, and Care for Members, he will nurture brotherly support and …

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[September 20, 2018]

Recruiting
Corporate Directors
LCC – Worker Benefit Services
The Worker Benefit Services (WBS) Board of Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) is recruiting for corporate directors to provide governance oversight, strategic insight and foresight for the Benefit plans provided to the church workers of congregations within Lutheran Church – Canada.
The Plans consist of a suite of traditional group benefits, as well as a legacy defined benefit plan and a defined contribution pension plan. The plan consists of approximately 250 employers – mostly congregations, and some 630 members, and has invested assets of $80 million. With …

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[September 18, 2018]

Bishop Henderson of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has asked for the prayers of their brothers and sisters here in Lutheran Church—Canada in view of their upcoming convention – October 2-8. In his letter to President Teuscher of LCC, he noted that once again the issue of women’s ordination into the Office of the Holy Ministry will be on their agenda. The position of Lutheran Church—Canada on this matter is articulated in our 1999 CTCR document entitled “Theses on the Role of Women in the Church.” The adoption of …