Whole Armour of God retreat
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
8h ago
Participants in the Northland Circuit’s retreat. PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The weekend of November 17-18, 2023, saw the gathering of members from parishes in the Northland Circuit for a retreat at Camp Kinasao, just northwest of Prince Albert. The theme for the retreat was taken from Ephesians 6:11—“Put on the whole armour of God.” The retreat was attended by 55 people, with all age groups well represented. Friday evening was  dedicated mostly to fellowship, followed by an evening devotion led by Rev. Ken Keller. The whole of Saturday was spent in the context of the Divine Service. The Ser ..read more
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Theology of Sound
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
8h ago
by Timothy Teuscher “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom…” (Colossians 3:16a). It was these words of St. Paul, as well as similar passages in Holy Scripture, that informed my previous column on the subject of ‘Sound Theology’—namely, that what is preached and taught in our congregations is to be Bible-based and Christ-centered, orally read and proclaimed, and literally heard with our ears. But the Apostle doesn’t end there. He adds: “…and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (3:16b ..read more
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RMMCs hold meetings
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
2d ago
LCC’s three Regional Mission and Ministry Councils (RMMCs) held meetings in September 2023.  The primary focus of each meeting was the discussion of congregation and ministry applications for financial assistance for 2024.  Meeting on September 21 (West) and September 30 (Central and East), the RMMCs spent considerable time considering applications in light of projected funds available as reported by LCC’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Dwayne Cleave. Financial assistance applications may be submitted by congregations for support with regular ministry activities as well as speci ..read more
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Praying for Seminary Education in LCC
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
2d ago
CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries are providing congregations with new prayers focused on seminary education. The Boards of Regents of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) and Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) held joint meetings in January 2024, during which time they decided to produce prayers on seminary education for every Sunday in the church year. The prayers, which will be regularly issued in LCC’s electronic newsletter, InfoDigest, encourage congregations to remember the seminaries in prayer. A joint meeting of LCC’s P ..read more
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St. Paul’s faith legacy celebration
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
5d ago
Present and former pastors’ wives serve the anniversary cake: Tillie Welk, Cindy Lunderby, Kris Stroup, and Kathy Lassman. CHILLIWACK, B.C. – In 1923, Lutheran missionary Rev. V.L. Meyer began work in the Fraser Valley. Traveling from Vancouver, he brought the Word of God to a little group of Lutherans. From those humble beginnings, the Lord raised up St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where 100 years of God’s blessings were celebrated on September 10, 2023. At a conference in Trail in 1929, Rev. Meyer reported the great need for mission work in the area and the conference petitioned the District M ..read more
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Pastors’ wives retreat
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
1w ago
Back (left to right): Rev. Ken Keller (Bruno, Saskatchewan), Bernice Keller (Bruno), and Joyce Magnus (Humboldt, Saskatchewan). Front (left to right): Marion Timm (Campbell River, B.C.; formerly Dryden, Ontario and an original member of the leadership team), Regan Schultz (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan), Kristin Schneider (Inglis/Grandview, Manitoba), Deanna Hautz (Regina), Patti Kreutzweiser (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan), Vawn McLean (Nipawin/Melfort/Hudson Bay/Mistatim, Saskatchewan), Annette Borchardt (Winnipeg), Suzanne Heide (Swift Current/Ponteix, Saskatchewan), Tarja Kleemola (Estevan, Saskatche ..read more
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C.S. Lewis and Objective Value
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
1w ago
Photo: Caleb Woods, 2017 (Unsplash). by Joel D. Heck C. S. Lewis once wrote about the objective nature of goodness, truth, and beauty in The Abolition of Man. He called this concept the Tao, choosing a Chinese term to make the point that these values are not the exclusive property of Christians but are universally held values. The Tao is “the doctrine of objective value, the belief that certain attitudes are really true, and others really false, to the kind of thing the universe is and the kind of things we are.” Lewis argued that the Tao is a common core of values to be found in the ethical ..read more
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Alberta church workers’ conference
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
1w ago
Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke and Rev. David C. Fleming. EDMONTON – The Alberta pastors and deacons met September 12-14, 2023, at the Providence Renewal Centre, hosted by the Edmonton Circuit. They were blessed to have Rev. David C. Fleming, Executive Director for Spiritual Care, and Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke, Executive Director for Christian Counsel, from DOXOLOGY as the presenters. The 50 or so attendees were treated to the program “Take Heart!” – A Respite Retreat for Church Workers.”  The retreat featured worship to receive and be strengthened by Word and Sacrament; mutual conversation and cons ..read more
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B.C. church workers’ conference
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
1w ago
SORRENTO, B.C. – The B.C. church workers met for their conference from October 23-27 in Sorrento. The main speaker was Concordia Lutheran Seminary’s interim president, Rev. Dr. Joel Heck. Dr. Heck, who is a renowned expert on C. S. Lewis, enlightened those in attendance with the story of “Jack,” who wrote as much as Martin Luther! C. S. Lewis remains pertinent, especially with his apologetic work, showing the reasonableness of the faith and answering objections that atheists might have. Lewis had a heart for this, considering how he, after being sought out by God—like a fox is by a hound—went ..read more
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A Fast From Enthusiasm
Canadian Lutheran
by LCC
1w ago
by David Haberstock Are you worn out? Life is so taxing these days. Never enough hours in the day. Never enough energy to face the evils around us. And yet, you are supposed to be happy, successful, living your best life now. I just don’t have the energy for it all, nor the enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm is a funny word. It comes from a Greek word which means “being possessed by a god” and was originally used to refer to religious passions. Being enthusiastic these days is viewed as an extremely good thing. It’s viewed as being authentic, or passionate, or really serious about something. We’ve a ..read more
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