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Pastors and Deacons Conference comes to an end

November 1, 2013 No Comment
Vice President Nolan Astley

Vice President Nolan Astley

CALGARY  – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) 2013 Pastors and Deacons Conference ended Thursday, October 31 with a special Reformation Day service.

LCC’s First Vice President Nolan Astley served as chaplain for the day, leading the service and giving the sermon. Previously, Second Vice President Tom Kruesel and Third Vice President Rudy Pastucha served Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, preaching and leading the liturgy.

Also on Thursday, Bishop Emeritus Jobst H. M. Schöne completed his plenary addresses on 2 Timothy and the book’s continuing relevance for pastors and deacons today.

On Wednesday, Dr. Schöne had continued his lectures, taking time also to discuss the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church’s successful outreach to Iranian immigrants in Germany. President Robert Bugbee also took time that day to report on LCC’s current and emerging relationships with  other church bodies, both nationally and internationally.

Time was also set aside Wednesday for conference attendees to discuss topics such as the recruitment of church workers and the restructuring of synod. That evening, conference goers attended a banquet sponsored by the Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada, and took in a special concert by The CREW, who are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Videos of the conference’s opening worship service, the Reformation Day service, daily sermons, Dr. Schöne’s guest lectures, and more will be released online in the near future.


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