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Pray for the Synodical Convention

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ONLINE – With just under a month to go until Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2017 Synodical Convention, synod is encouraging congregations to keep the upcoming event in prayer. To that end, LCC has released a series of prayers which congregations can use during worship services in the lead-up to the October convention. Prayers are included for the Sundays of September 24, October 1, and October 8. The prayers were composed by Rev. Kurt Reinhardt. Download the prayers here. ———————-

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Leader's Guide for Luther Movie Showings

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ONLINE – As congregations prepare for observances of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October, some will likely be planning to watch a film adaption of Luther’s life. Many such congregations will turn to the 2003 film Luther starring Joseph Fiennes. Lutheran Church–Canada is pleased to provide a study guide that can be used to introduce the film and lead discussion following it. It can also be used for private reflection on the film. The study guide was developed by Rev. Ted Giese, the award-winning film reviewer for The Canadian ...

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Upcoming Webinars on LCC's Proposed New Structure

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) will be hosting two webinars on September 28, 2017 to unpack the details of the proposed new structure for Synod, which will be voted on during LCC’s upcoming national convention in October. The webinar is a joint production of LCC’s Commission on Constitutional Matters and Structure (CCMS) and the Board of Directors (BOD), who in July agreed to work together to prepare a final restructuring proposal for the consideration of the convention. LCC’s First Vice President Nolan Astley will be the presenter for the webinars, with CCMS ...

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History of the Reformation: The Translation of the Bible

Monday, September 18, 2017

by Mathew Block As far as Martin Luther was concerned, the Wartburg castle was more a prison than anything else. He had been spirited away to this place in May 1521 following his appearance at the Diet of Worms. This was a subterfuge of Frederick the Wise, who knew it was dangerous for Luther to go home now that he was under the imperial ban. But Luther’s safety came at a price. Isolated from his friends and coworkers, he suffered intense loneliness. What is more, he had to live with the knowledge ...

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LCC releases supplement to 2017 Convention Workbook

Friday, September 15, 2017

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a supplement to the 2017 Convention Workbook. The supplement contains additional overtures for Committee 1, including overtures from the Commission on Constitutional Matters and Structure and the Board of Directors proposing amendments to restructure the Synod. It also includes an overture from the Commission on Theology and Church Relations, proposing that LCC declare altar and pulpit fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF). The supplement also includes an appeal from the voting lay delegates of the Saskatoon Circuit; corrections to the original ...

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Our Family in Christ

Thursday, September 14, 2017

by Glenn E. Schaeffer Every congregation I have been a part of, whether as a lay member or pastor, has been my family. It was in the presence of my church family that my faith was born and confirmed. Over the years, it has been through my church family that the Spirit of the Lord has nurtured my faith in the triune God. My church family is where I, and my wife and children, have been loved and accepted. Our church family are the people we have often wept and laughed with ...

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Saints of the Reformation—LCC releases new book to celebrate anniversary year

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is celebrating the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation with a new book entitled Saints of the Reformation, which reflects on the lives of several key figures in the Reformation. “The great Reformation of the church was not merely about events, ideas, and movements,” notes LCC President Robert Bugbee in a preface to the book. “It is also the story of people, individuals made of the same flesh and blood as we are. It is the story of their faith, their witness, their way of handling conflict, ...

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