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Technical error in July/August 2015 issue of The Canadian Lutheran

Monday, August 31, 2015

CANADA – An image layering problem resulted in the province of Quebec being unintentionally hidden from view in a map on page five of the print edition of the July/August 2015 issue of The Canadian Lutheran. We apologize for the error and any offense it may have caused. Quebec is an integral part of the Lutheran Church–Canada family, and we actually report some of its mission successes a page earlier (on page four) in the same issue in which the error occurred. All online editions of the magazine have been updated ...

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Seminaries Sunday 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

CANADA – While Lutheran Church–Canada no longer designates a specific day as “Seminaries Sunday,” it nevertheless encourages its congregations to remember the two seminaries with prayers and offerings. Many congregations choose to observe it in conjunction with an Education Sunday in September, remembering the opening of the seminaries’ academic year. The seminaries encourage you to use the propers appointed for the day, but you may also choose to make use of the seminaries’ joint theme verse for the year: “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am ...

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Tapestry: Touching Hearts and Minds

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CANADA -Earlier this year, Tapestry, the magazine for women of Lutheran Church–Canada published by Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada received another award from the Canadian Church Press (CCP). Judy Grande’s article in the spring 2014 issue entitled, “Just a small thing… but it made all the difference” won third place in the Personal Experience/First Person Account category for publications with a circulation under 10,000. Kathy Birkett, Tapestry‘s assistant editor, often attends Canadian Church Press conventions on behalf of the magazine. She shares her thoughts about how Tapestry measures up against publications from a ...

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CLWR seeking Executive Assistant

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WINNIPEG – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is hiring a full-time Executive Assistant to serve in their Winnipeg office. The individual will be responsible for senior administrative support to the Executive Director (primary), the Board of Directors, the Finance & Administration Director and other staff, and coordination of administrative services for the organization. Required skills/knowledge includes a Business Administration or related certificate/diploma and/or a minimum of five years professional work experience in administration. CLWR asks interested applicants to please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference letters to hr@clwr.mb.ca by September 4, ...

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First graduating class of pastors for Mozambican Lutherans

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MOZAMBIQUE – Mozambican Lutherans celebrated a major milestone on August 9, 2015, as Concordia Lutheran Church– Mozambique celebrated its first graduating class of eight pastors. The event drew significant local and national attention: more than a thousand people gathered in the Vila de Sena for the ordinations, including local dignitaries, and national television gave ten minutes of coverage to the event. Special church dignitaries in attendance included President Egon Kopereck of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (IELB) and Bishop Dieter Reinstorf of the Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South ...

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CLS library ready to reopen following 2014 fire

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

EDMONTON – As students prepare to return to Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton for a new semester, they do so knowing that an important educational resource—the library—will once again be ready for assist them in their studies. In November 2014, the seminary was the victim of arson in its library basement. While the fire resulted in very little structural damage to the seminary building, the library itself suffered significant smoke and soot damage. Carpet, lighting, ceiling tiles, and some shelving and furnishings needed to be replaced. And while most of ...

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Correction to 2014 National Convention Proceedings

Friday, August 21, 2015

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada has issued a correction to the Proceedings of the 2014 National Convention. The original version of the proceedings writes on page 52 that Resolution 14.3.06a “To Decline Overture 3.07 (To Permit Rostered Workers to Nominate Circuit Counsellors)” was adopted. This is an error. In fact, Resolution 14.3.06a was tabled during convention, and never brought back to the floor. A corrected version of the 2014 proceedings is available for download here. ———————

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