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LCC releases financial analysis of restructured synod

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a financial analysis explaining the proposed budget for the church in the event it adopts the restructuring plan proposed by LCC’s Commission for Constitutional Matters and Structure (CCMS). The analysis, prepared by LCC’s Treasurer Dwayne Cleave, predicts a budget of $3.5M in a restructured synod—a significant reduction compared to historic levels. “It must be clearly understood that this is a much more modest program than our Synod constituency has been accustomed to in the past,” notes Cleave, “but it is an honest reflection of ...

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First Vice-President Timothy Teuscher

Order in the Church

Thursday, June 22, 2017

by Timothy Teuscher Everything in the Christian church is so ordered that we may daily obtain full forgiveness of sins through the Word and through signs (i.e., the Sacraments) appointed to comfort and revive our consciences as long as we live. These words from Luther’s Large Catechism are not only fitting words for us to hear as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, but they are also necessary words to take to heart and actually put into practice, especially in light of the present state of turmoil and ...

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Regional Restructuring Convocation Poll Results

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

During the recent regional convocations on LCC Restructuring the presenters conducted an informal “straw” poll to gauge the response to the recommendations.* 1.  An initial response to the 2017 LCC Act and Bylaws. This is not an official vote, since the Bylaws may be revised because of these Convocations. You may change your mind later. I am favourably inclined towards the revised LCC Act and Bylaws. I am unfavourably inclined towards the LCC revised Act and Bylaws. I need more time and information to form an inclination.   Date Location and Attendance (327) Favourably Inclined Unfavourably Inclined Need More Time And Information April 29 Cloverdale (7) 7 0 0 May ...

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Regina chaplain featured on CBC's "Keeping Canada Safe"

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

REGINA – The series, “Keeping Canada Safe” has begun on CBC. The purpose is to capture intimate and dramatic behind-the-scenes stories of the everyday heroes who keep our country secure—from first responders and professionals who do important work of which we often are not aware, to ordinary citizens driven to take action in the face of pressing needs. A segment on the Regina Police Services features the Central District chaplain Rev. D.J. Kim. The clip is available as a stand-alone digital moment being shared on social media. Watch the short one-minute segment ...

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Rev. Dr. Glenn E. Schaeffer

God's not-so-secret agents!

Friday, June 16, 2017

by Glenn E. Schaeffer There was nothing secretive about Pentecost. Sounds of violent wind filled the house—a sign that the Spirit of the Lord was among them. Visible flames of fire rested on their heads fulfilling John the Baptist’s prophecy that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. Inspiring speech flowed from the lips of Jesus’ followers as they began to speak in a variety of foreign languages. These Spirit-filled followers spilled out into the streets of Jerusalem! There was such a ruckus that God-fearing Jews in the city for ...

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Government of Canada to match donations for famine relief

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CANADA – At the end of May, the Government of Canada announced that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between March 17 and June 30, 2017, it will contribute an equivalent amount to the Famine Relief Fund. More than 20 million children, women, and families in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Uganda are suffering and in need of urgent humanitarian aid and the Humanitarian Coalition’s member agencies are on the ground providing life-saving assistance. Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is working with local ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The thrills and spills of being family

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

by Ted Giese Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the continuing story of Peter Quill/Star Lord and his band of intergalactic misfit anti-heroes. In this installment of the Marvel franchise Quill finally meets his biological father who his mother insisted was “an angel composed out of pure light.” This extraterrestrial being named Ego turns out to be something called a “Celestial” and lives up to his name. The character Quill interacts with is only a manifestation of the real Celestial entity named “Ego the Living Planet.” Yes, that’s right, Quill’s ...

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