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LCC joins faith groups in seeking Ontario physicians' "conscience rights" in assisted suicide and euthanasia

Monday, March 27, 2017

TORONTO – An open letter to Ontario’s 107 legislators from faith leaders, including the president of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, asks the Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to amend Bill 84 (Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act) to include the right of physicians and health-care workers to decline providing medical assistance in dying (MAID) based on their conscience. The bill amends various existing pieces of legislation to allow assisted suicide and euthanasia. By including “conscience rights” the bill would address the current guidelines adopted by the ...

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Cambodian Lutherans take their registration to the office of the Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia.

Cambodian Lutherans continue work to register new church body

Friday, March 24, 2017

CAMBODIA – Work to build a new Lutheran church body in Cambodia continues apace. Church members in Cambodia applied to the government at the end of January to register anew church body under the name Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC). Provincial authorities in Kompot gave their approval on February 21. From there, the CLC passed the registration to the Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia on February 22, as this entity must also indicate their approval for new Protestant church bodies in Cambodia. Following that process, the registration passed to the federal level for approval ...

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Free "Here I Stand" poster exhibition

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ONLINE – Recognizing that many people are not able to travel to visit Reformation museums and displays in 2017, four German museum organizations along with three American partners have worked together to produce a free Reformation-themed exhibition that anyone can download and print for free—or, alternately, view online. The exhibition “#HereIStand: Martin Luther, the Reformation and its Results” is a modular poster exhibition, meaning interested parties can print and display anywhere from 9 to 30 posters reflecting on the Reformation and its impact for today (posters are 84.1 x 59.4 cms ...

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CLWR Executive Director Robert Granke addresses LCC's 2014 synodical convention.

CLWR Executive Director to Retire

Monday, March 20, 2017

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has announced the forthcoming retirement of Robert Granke, Executive Director of the organization. Marcus Busch, President of the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) Board of Directors, announced the news in a release March 16. Executive Director Granke will retire effective March 31, 2018. He has been Executive Director since March 1, 2006. Granke first began his career with CLWR in March of 1977—meaning he had completed 40 years of service at the time his retirement was announced. CLWR President Marcus Busch praised Robert Granke’s ...

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Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee

LCC President Bugbee recuperating following surgery

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CONNECTICUT, U.S.A. – Lutheran Church–Canada members are encouraged to keep LCC President Robert Bugbee in prayer as he recuperates from recent surgery. President Bugbee had been visiting family in Connecticut while on vacation when he fell following a storm. This resulted in two fractures to his ankle, and required his hospitalization. President Bugbee underwent surgery on March 16. He hopes to return to Canada near the end of the week. ———————

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Rev. Paul Zabel

God's special care

Thursday, March 16, 2017

by Paul Zabel In one of the spare bedrooms of my parents’ home hangs a very beautiful and thought-provoking picture: an image of a guardian angel walking beside and hovering over a little boy and girl as they are crossing a footbridge over a ravine. The angel has his hand extended to give the boy and girl special care, for on the wooden footbridge there is a slat in the bridge missing both behind them and just ahead of where they are to step next. What a fine reminder for our life ...

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Reformation anniversary banners.

LCC releases Reformation banner patterns.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is pleased to make available two banner patterns in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The first banner was designed by Kelly Klages. It shows Luther’s Rose, growing from the roots of the Reformation, while a cross stands in the background. Luther’s Rose was Martin Luther’s personal seal, and is widely recognized as a symbol for Lutheranism more generally. Its colours and symbols portray the doctrine of salvation by faith in Christ. The second banner was designed by Barbara Kuehn, based on a concept by ...

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