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Praying for the synodical convention

August 17, 2017 One Comment

CANADA – In the lead-up to Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) 11th synodical convention, LCC is encouraging its members to pray for delegates and the important work they will undertake this October in Kitchener, Ontario.

To that end, LCC is releasing a series of prayers that you and your congregation are encouraged to use in advance of the synodical convention. Prayer topics include the work that delegates will be called to do, safe travel for all involved, and the upcoming elections.

Congregations are also invited to include a short bulletin announcement encouraging members to pray for the convention. The insert follows:

Pray for our Synod convention
As delegates meet in Kitchener for the 11th Convention of Lutheran Church–Canada you are invited to join fellow LCC Lutherans from across Canada to pray for the delegates and their important time together. Ask our Gracious God to grant:

– Wisdom in all decisions
– Respect in discussion
– Focus to all participants on “Christ Alone”
– Safe travel for convention participants
– Joy and encouragement through worship and fellowship
– Unity in purpose and vision for LCC

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  • Dennis Kendel

    As a lay delegate to the 11th LCC Convention, I welcome and covet the prayers of the church for wisdom, respect , joy in fellowship and unity in purpose and vision for the LCC. While we know and trust that our Lord can bring blessings out of human planning that may be flawed, I believe our church has duty to optimize the capacity of all of its elected delegates to make well-informed and wise decisions. The capacity of the 49 clergy delegates and 49 lay delegates to make optimally informed decisions at the Convention would be enhanced if we all had equal capacity to communicate with each other and get to know each other before we actually arrive in Kitchener. Current LCC polices and practices enable all clergy voting delegates to communicate with each other but preclude all lay voting delegate from doing the same. Can the LCC please help me understand why it follows such discriminatory policies in respect to communication between voting delegates? How does such a policy support good organizational governance?