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Chaplains' counsel critical to the Army chain of command

Friday, February 27, 2015

NOTE: The following article comes courtesy of  the Canadian Armed Forces. Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) clergy play an important role in our military’s chaplaincy, both in regular and reserve forces. In late 2014, LCC helped sponsor an exhibit in Toronto commemorating the role chaplains play in Canada’s military. by Gerry Weaver OTTAWA – If asked, many people could probably name two of the three primary roles Canadian Army (CA) chaplains play in the military: offering pastoral care and religious services to men and women in uniform and their families, as well as to ...

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Remembering the Persecuted Church in congregational worship

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ONLINE – The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has made available resources for congregations wishing to remember the plight of the persecuted Church in their worship services. “Given the recent and growing number of Christians killed for the sake of Christ, a congregation might wish to receive the comfort of a Divine Service that specifically meditates upon and intercedes for those persecuted brothers and sisters,” an LCMS release writes. To that end, the LCMS has released suggested propers for a divine service focused on the Persecuted Church. The propers include hymn suggestions, introit, ...

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The Martyrs' Message

Thursday, February 26, 2015

by Mathew Block On February 15, Christians around the world shuddered as news of the Islamic State’s most recent atrocity was publicized. The terrorist organization released a video that day in which they beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians en masse. “Their only words were ‘Jesus, help me!” Pope Francis commented following the release of the video. “They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians.” “The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard,” he continued. “It makes no difference whether they be ...

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Take it to the Lord in prayer

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

by Thomas Prachar   “I’m so far behind, I think I’m first.” My administrative assistant, Lil, muttered this phrase the other day in an attempt to describe how far behind she was when it comes to the work in our office. I started to list all the things I needed to do in the course of a week, ending with, “I’m busier than a one-armed paper hanger!” Lil corrected me, “No, you’re so far behind, you think you’re second—right behind me.” Our days are certainly filled with lots to do. In our office, ...

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Update on the ABC District situation – February 24, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NOTE: The following is a summary of information on the current financial situation taking place in the ABC District, and is derived from media reports, official statements, and other communications. On February 20, the Alberta-British Columbia District and affiliated entities (collectively “the District Group”) were granted an extension of the Stay Period under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). The Court granted an extension until March 27, at which time the ABC District must report back to the Court. The hearing saw the Court approve a number of requests that the ABC ...

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How God really speaks today

Monday, February 23, 2015

Editor’s Note: From time to time we run across other publications that reflect the high value we place on Scripture as God’s revelation. The following article is such a publication, highlighting the dangers of “just following your heart” when it comes to faith. by Phillip Cary The first time I realized how seriously anxious the new evangelical theology can make people, I was reading a student’s paper and trying to figure out just what she was talking about. It was the first course I was teaching at an evangelical Christian college where ...

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New church workers for Nicaragua

Friday, February 20, 2015

NICARAGUA – January 25 was a day of great celebration for the Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua (ILSN – Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua). That Sunday, eleven pastors were ordained and nine deaconesses were consecrated for service to the church. The new graduating class nearly doubles the number of pastors in the ILSN, and increases by half the number of deaconesses. The church body now counts 26 pastors and 32 deaconesses to serve its 23 congregations across the country (as well as mission work in Costa Rica and Honduras). “Our Lord Jesus ...

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