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New Bylaws and Constitution documents now available

Thursday, December 14, 2017

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released the new versions of its Statutory Bylaws, Synodical Bylaws, and Synodical Constitution which were adopted by the 2017 synodical convention. The amendments to these documents were previously released in the official convention proceedings, but the finalized version of the documents are now available to download. Amendments to the statutory bylaws were passed by a 77.3% majority during the convention (a 2/3 majority was required). Download LCC’s new Statutory Bylaws here. The Synodical Bylaws passed at convention without opposition. Download LCC’s new Synodical Bylaws here. Amendments to the ...

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LCC releases materials for congregational vote on Synodical Constitution amendments

Thursday, December 14, 2017

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has released a package of resource materials for congregations as they prepare to vote on changes to the synodical constitution adopted at the 2017 synodical convention. “These proposed changes in structure were all adopted by the 2017 LCC Convention by a strong majority,” explains LCC First Vice President Nolan Astley in an executive summary on the congregational ratification process. “Because some of these changes require amendment of the Constitution of LCC, a congregational ratification vote is necessary to approve the changes to the constitution. In order ...

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Reading the Word of God: LCC, LCMS, and NALC partner together to encourage Bible reading

Thursday, December 14, 2017

ONLINE – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) has partnered with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) to develop a Bible reading plan entitled Reading the Word of God. “In order to encourage the people of our church bodies in the daily reading of Holy Scripture, we have compiled a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures,” an introduction to the reading plan explains. “The suggested readings are offered for one reason only—to enhance devotional ...

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Baptism: Gift of Eternal Blessings

Thursday, December 14, 2017

by Leonardo Neitzel Another Christmas is soon approaching, and with it gifts to exchange. Each of us may have a story or experience about a gift—perhaps one received, perhaps one lost, one dreamed or wished for, or even a gift never received. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. But the gift of holy baptism—water and the Word of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit—exceeds all. While material gifts are perishable, the gift of baptism is both for this life and for eternity, packed with abounding blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation. Nothing ...

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LCC seeks Missions Executive

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WINNIPEG – The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is seeking nominations for an Executive Assistant to the President for Mission and Social Ministry Services. He shall be called by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the personnel committee and with the consent of the President of Synod. He shall be responsible to the President as Executive Assistant to the President for the Mission and Social Ministry programs of LCC. (Note: In light of the restructuring actions taken by the 11th LCC Convention, it may clarify to add that ...

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Installation service set for LCC President, Board of Directors

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WINNIPEG – The Installation Service for Rev. Timothy Teuscher as President of Lutheran Church–Canada is set for Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Saint James Lutheran Church, Winnipeg. The Service will also include the installation of newly-elected and continuing members of the LCC Board of Directors. Following a time-honoured custom in some of our partner churches, President Robert Bugbee had served as preacher for his own installation in 2008. President Elect Teuscher has chosen to carry this custom forward, which will give worshipers a welcome opportunity to hear the new ...

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"The Best of the Season to You!"

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

by Glenn E. Schaeffer The Christmas radio commercial went something like this: “A common greeting during this holiday season is ‘Wishing you all the best of the season.’ Do you know where to receive the ‘best of the season’?” The advertiser, a Toronto-based diamond store, suggested the “best of the season” was found at their store. Is the “best of the Christmas season” found in a jewelry store? Is the “best of the season” seeing the magical glow in the eyes of our young children on Christmas morning? Is the “best of ...

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