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[January 25, 2018]

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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[January 22, 2018]

by Rev. Leonardo Neitzel
UKRAINE – The alliance between Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) and the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) since 1996 has been a blessing for our joint ministry and mission in that country.
Rev. Roland Syens and Rev. Keith Haberstock were commissioned as LCC’s first missionaries to Ukraine in 1993 and started the work which today shows its fruits for the Lord’s kingdom. Since the partnership began LCC — with support from generous donors, Concordia Lutheran Mission Society (CLMS), and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC) — has sponsored …

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[January 19, 2018]

WINNIPEG – The Installation Service for Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) fourth president, Rev. Timothy Teuscher, and newly-elected and continuing members of Synod’s Board of Directors (BOD) will be available to watch online. Beginning at 3 p.m. (CST} Sunday, January 28 viewers across Canada and around the world can watch the event at or on Facebook at All three previous LCC presidents, Rev. Dr.Edwin Lehman, Rev. Dr. Ralph Mayan, and Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee will participate in the installation. Following the example set by Past President Bugbee, Rev. Teuscher will …

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[January 15, 2018]

CHINANDEGA, Nicaragua – Pastors from all over Nicaragua gathered at Chinandega’s Mission Centre in mid-November arriving with open hearts and minds, and their Greek New Testaments. The goal of the week-long continuing education class was to dig deeper into God’s Word by studying the New Testament in its original language.
The daily classes covered Greek grammar, key biblical terms, and New Testament texts from the Church year. The instructor, Pastor Brian Dunlop from Faith Lutheran Church in Desboro, Ont., paid particular attention to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The classes …

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[January 12, 2018]

UKRAINE – The education of a new class of pastors for the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) at Concordia Seminary in Odessa-Usatowe, Ukraine continued in late 2017.
Pastoral students finished their studies of the Patristic Age, with a particular emphasis on the First Four Ecumenical Councils, their doctrinal decisions, and their influence on our churches today. Following that, students began a course on Sermon Preparation, building on studies Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Torgerson led during his first teaching stint at the Ukrainian seminary. Dr. Torgerson is a pastor of …

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[January 11, 2018]

WINNIPEG – After serving Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) church workers since 1989, LCC Worker Benefit Plans became an independent corporation, LCC Worker Benefit Services Inc., on January 1, 2018. Adopting the new name and revising its internal governance does not change any group health benefits or the pensions for the 891 active and retired pastors, deacons and other church employees enrolled in the plan. Neither does it fundamentally change its relationship with employers: congregations, institutions, and organizations.
“LCC’s Board of Directors began looking into establishing an independent delivery organization for worker benefits …