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LCC seminaries prepare for call day

Friday, May 29, 2015

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries are preparing for their sacred convocation and call services, when pastoral candidates will receive their first calls and vicars their vicarage assignments. Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton will hold its Sacred Convocation on May 29 at 7:00 p.m.  local time in the Robert Tegler Student Centre of Concordia University of Edmonton. CLS has four pastoral candidates who will be receiving their first calls during this service. At the same time, graduates of the diaconal program, trained in the Director of Parish Services program ...

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CLWR to host Prayer Breakfast in Winnipeg

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is hosting a Prayer Breakfast in Winnipeg on Thursday, June 4 and all are invited to attend. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Canad Inns Polo Park (1405 St. Matthew Avenue). Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) President Robert Bugbee will be speaking at the event, as will the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s Bishop Susan Johnson. Registration is not required and breakfast is $6 at the door. Please contact CLWR’s Tom Brook at tbrook@clwr.mb.ca if you need more information. Motivated by Christ’s ...

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CREW Ministries re-releases "The BIG little Album"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CANADA – CREW Ministries has announced that it is re-releasing its popular “BIG little Album.” The album is a collection of children’s worship songs, with a CD rom feature that allows you to access and print guitar chords, lyrics, and actions for the songs. “Spring and summer time is a time for celebrating ministry successes in the previous year, and connecting with the community through VBS and other ministry outreaches,” CREW Ministries writes in a release. “We have an excellent CD resource that has blessed many families across Canada over the ...

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President Elect addresses ABC District convention; final election and resolution results

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CALGARY – On May 24, the final day of the 2015 ABC District Convention, President Elect Glenn Schaeffer addressed delegates to formally respond to his election a day earlier. “I do not stand here today as a leader,” President Schaeffer said, quoting Leonard Sweet. “My fundamental identity is this: ‘I am a follower. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I’m a servant of a Servant. For there really is only one leader in the Church.” “I pledge to lead by following,” President Schaeffer said, “by following the Leader, the Head of the ...

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ABC District calls for restructuring Synod, President Schiemann gives final report

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CALGARY – On May 23, delegates to the 2015 ABC District Convention adopted a resolution calling for the restructuring of Lutheran Church–Canada. Resolution 2015-01-05A, “To petition Synod for an immediate review and implementation of a new synodical structure,” 2015-01-05A “To petition Synod for an immediate review and implementation of a new synodical structure,” was adopted overwhelmingly. In adopting the resolution, delegates noted that “both the Central and East Districts in their respective conventions have requested the Synod to conduct a thorough review of the structure of LCC and its Districts.” The ...

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ABC District elects new president, discusses CEF/DIL situation

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CALGARY – May 23 saw the Alberta-British Columbia District Convention elect a new District President: Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer. President Elect Schaeffer was elected District President on the fourth ballot, receiving 75 votes to Rev. Laverne Hautz’ 71 votes (there were five spoiled ballots). Dr. Schaeffer has served as the ABC District’s Executive Assistant for Outreach since 2005. He received his doctorate in Mission Studies in 1997 from Concordia Theological Seminary (Ft. Wayne, Indiana), and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton) since 2006, among various ...

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ABC District asks LCC to appoint Interim Pastoral Leader

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CALGARY – On May 22, the Alberta-British Columbia (ABC) District opened its 10th regular triennual convention, held at Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Calgary. The first session of convention business began Friday evening, with the first resolution to be considered primarily a matter of housekeeping. Resolution 2015-01-18 “To Ratify the Following Revised Constitutions and Bylaws” was a resolution to approve five recently amended/revised congregational constitutions. It passed without debate. Following that, attention turned to Resolution 2015-01-11A, “To Request Lutheran Church–Canada to Provide Interim Ecclesiastical Supervision for Members of Synod in Alberta ...

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