Category: District Presidents

June 18, 2018

From the President, East District – Welcome Home!

By Paul Zabel “After [Jesus] said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.” (Acts 1:9) Even though I have four children, all with their own children (my grandchildren) and all with their own homes, whenever…

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February 26, 2018

Like a little child

by Paul Zabel And Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).   In the Saturday, December 30, 2017 religion section of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record newspaper an article…

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February 19, 2018

Whatever the weather

by Thomas Prachar If you want to “break the ice” and begin talking to a complete stranger, one of the socially acceptable ways, at least currently, is to talk about the weather: “Cold enough for ya?” Everyone seems to have an opinion about the weather:…

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May 2, 2017

Do You Love to Fish?

by Glenn E. Schaeffer My friend, Roger Miller, died a few years ago after a lengthy fight with cancer, but he died “convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth,…

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April 19, 2017

Faith, Hope, and Joy in the Promise of Resurrection

by Thomas Prachar With the celebration of another Easter morning, we boldly confess in the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe…in the resurrection of the body.” In the Nicene Creed we confess: “And the third day He [Jesus] rose again according to the Scriptures…and I look for…

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December 22, 2016

Banishing the Humbugs

by Thomas Prachar In Charles Dickens’ short story, “A Christmas Carol,” the words of Ebenezer Scrooge are as true today as when Dickens first put them in his mouth: “I live in a world of fools…. Merry Christmas after Merry Christmas…. What is Christmas time…

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December 21, 2016

Not Embarrassing but Amazing

by Glenn E. Schaeffer When I was pastor at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Barrie, Ontario, the children and youth, with the assistance of some adults, presented a Christmas pageant entitled, “This is So Embarrassing!” The pageant starts with a youth complaining about…

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December 13, 2016

Light in the Darkness

by Paul Zabel I was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. During my “formative years” my family attended and were members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at Grand River and Whitcomb on what is known as the West side of Detroit. I and…

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July 25, 2016

Are You Filled with the Holy Spirit?

by Nolan Astley Like me, you may have some Christian friends who talk a great deal about being filled with the Holy Spirit. Though they do not mean to sound arrogant, they often come across as if they think themselves to be a cut above…

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July 8, 2016

Good News to Proclaim!

by Arron Gust Recently the government of Canada passed bill C-384, a bill which allows Canadians the legal right to kill themselves. Interestingly, people on both sides of the issue remain upset. Those in support of physician-assisted suicide are upset because they feel the bill…

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