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October 10, 2019

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The Conquered Foe
"The Devil is all too real. But while Satan is a threat, we must always remember he is a defeated threat." So writes Mathew Block, editor of The Canadian Lutheran, in the new issue of the magazine. READ MORE

Praying for the upcoming election
As Canada prepares for the upcoming federal election, Lutheran Church–Canada President Timothy Teuscher is encouraging LCC members to remember government leaders in prayer. READ MORE

New Compensation Guidelines forthcoming
The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church–Canada is meeting October 10, 2019 to review and approve new Compensation Guidelines for 2020. READ MORE

LCC website using new domain name
Users of LCC's website may notice a domain name change to resolve a technical issue. READ MORE

International Lutheran News
- ILC to consider new membership applications, appoint new General Secretary
- ILC and Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity complete current round of informal dialogue


  • Rev. Jamie Bosma - Currently serving Bethel (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
    Considering a call to Our Saviour (Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan)
  • Rev. Randy Heide - Currently serving St. John's/St. Paul's (Warman/Bergheim, Saskatchewan)
    Accepted a call to LAMP Missionary Pastor
  • Rev. Todd Hoeffs - Currently serving Redeemer (Winnipeg)
    Considering a call to Prince of Peace (Burlington, Ontario)


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  • NATIONAL - Ongoing
    Lutheran Foundation Canada, Christian Estate Planning - Call 877-711-4438 to book a free seminar at your congregation.
  • EAST - October 20, 2019
    St. Peter's Lutheran 75th Anniversary
    - St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Simcoe, Ontario) is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. The congregation will celebrate the anniversary on October 20.
  • EAST - October 20, 2019
    Grace Lutheran 75th Anniversary
    - In celebration of their 75th anniversary, Grace Lutheran (Kitchener, Ontario) invites you to join them on Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. for a special concert featuring guest performers Tara-Lyn Hart and Ebytown Brass. A freewill offering will go towards the purchase of a new chalice. Refreshments will follow.
  • CENTRAL - October 21-23, 2019
    2019 Saskatchewan Church Workers Conference
    - The 2019 Saskatchewan Church Workers Conference will take place October 21-23, 2019 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina, with accommodation at Holiday Inn South Albert. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. John Hellwege of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton). All rostered church workers are required to attend, barring an excused absence. Registration forms are due by September 15. For  more information, contact Central Regional Pastor David Haberstock ( or Marlene Mohr (
  • EAST - October 25, 2019 
    Tasty Taco Fiesta 
    - Faith Lutheran Church (247 Westmount Rd., Kitchener, Ontario) is hosting a Tasty Taco Fiesta on Friday, October 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Three tacos, side dish, dessert, and drinks for $15. Twelve, or more, condiments, vegetarian options, rice side dishes, Tres Leches with fresh fruit and a cookie surprise. Sangria (non-alcoholic) or coffee and tea. Proceeds support the 2020 Nicaragua Mission. To reserve tickets, call Jane at 519-884-2367. Tickets also available after worship services on October 6, 13, and 20. Advance tickets preferred, especially for takeout orders.
  • EAST - October 26, 2019 
    Oktoberfest Dinner
    - St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stratford, Ontario is hosting a Ham and Scalloped Potato Supper on Saturday, October 26 starting at 5:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, October 6. The cut-off date is October 20. Prices are $15 for Adults, $6 for Children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. All proceeds will go towards helping support our adopted seminary student and his family. For ticket information, email
  • EAST - October 26, 2019 
    Hymnfest for the Commemoration of Paul Gerhardt, Hymnwriter
    - The Kitchener Circuit is hosting a Hymnfest at Redeemer Lutheran Church (78 John St. W., Waterloo) on Saturday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. Congregational hymns, Scripture, readings about the life of Paul Gerhardt, the Lutheran Chamber Singers, circuit organists, and refreshments and fellowship to follow, will make for an event you will not want to miss. Free admission.
  • EAST - October 27, 2019 [Date Change]
    Christ Risen Lutheran 50th Anniversary
    - Christ Risen Lutheran Church (Kanata, Ontario) is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a service and luncheon at 10:30 a.m. on October 27.
  • WEST - October 27, 2019 [POSTPONED]
    St. Matthew 125th Anniversary
    - St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Stony Plain, Alberta) has postponed its 125th anniversary celebration to some time in the new year.
  • WEST - November 1-3, 2019
    Fall Youth Retreat
    - The Calgary circuit youth retreat committee is pleased to announce that Rev. Mike Kuhn will be the speaker at this year’s fall youth retreat, Jars of Clay (2 Corinthians 4:6 7), at Foothills Lutheran Church, on November 1-3, 2019. All LCC youth and leaders are invited! Visit the website ( to download the registration forms. The deadline is October 16, 2019.
  • CENTRAL - November 1-3, 2019
    Fall Youth Retreat
    - Peace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg invites you to attend its annual Fall Youth Retreat from November 1-3. Rev. Glenn Worcester will be discussing "The Strangest Things" (Acts 17:20) people find in God's Word, from the time of the disciples all the way to the present. All youth and leaders are invited to attend. Find the registration package at Registration deadline is October 25, 2019.
  • EAST - November 1-3, 2019
    EDLYA Meets Again!
    - The fall retreat for Lutheran Young Adults (ages 18-35) will be hosted November 1-3 at Grace Lutheran in St. Catharines, Ontario. The group will be hosting joint sessions with Lutherans for Life-Canada, and look forward to hearing Dr. Leah Koetting Block speak on Christians Confronting Their Loved Ones Suffering. For more information and to register, please visit
  • EAST - November 9, 2019
    Garage and Thrift Sale
    - LCC Short Term Mission Team Zion will be hosting a Garage and Thrift Sale at Redeemer Lutheran in Waterloo on November 9 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. All funds raised are supporting the January 2020 Mission Trip. Furniture, clothing, books, and much, much more. If you are interested in donating items to sell, please contact Lisa Jackson at the LLL office (519-578-7420) or Darryll Holland at LCC's East Region office (519-578-6500).
  • EAST - November 15-17, 2019
    It's Jello Time!
    - Save the date of November 15-17,2019 for the Jello-on-a-Stick Youth Retreat at Trinity Lutheran Church (30 Erie Avenue North, Fisherville, Ontario). This retreat is for youth enrolled in confirmation classes, as well as for those already confirmed (up to Grade 12). Cost: $35. Youth leaders attend at no cost. Brochure and registration form will be available soon. Questions can be directed to Rita Rickus at
  • WEST - July 2-5, 2020
    IMPACT Youth Gathering
    - It's just one year away! All LCC youth and leaders are invited to the IMPACT Youth Gathering on July 2-5, 2020 at Pines Bible Camp in Grad Forks, B.C. Watch for registration info coming later this year, and join us for a weekend of community, growth, and equipping centered on Christ. Visit for more information.


Please hold Rev. Dr. Kenneth Voege (Our Saviour, London) in prayer, as he was scheduled for more hip surgery the morning of October 3, 2019.

Please hold Rev. George Reinhart (Emeritus, Mitchell) in prayer, as he is currently hospitalized in Stratford, Ontario.

On September 15, 2019, Mrs. Eleanor Palmer, mother of Nancy (Rev. Robert) Bryans, was called to everlasting life at the age of 96. Please hold the family in prayer in this time as they mourn, miss, and remember a beloved mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law. A memorial service will be held on October 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Jubilee United Church (40 Underhill Dr., Don Mills, Ontario).


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Faith Returns Thanks to God and Worships Him in the Person of Christ Jesus

Jesus comes in mercy and, by His Word, heals you in body and soul. “Go and show yourselves to the priests,” for you are cleansed (Luke 17:14), and you are granted access to the Lord’s temple. It is at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:16), that you worship God, for Christ Jesus is your great High Priest; His body is the true temple. In Him, you “find rest, each of you in the house of her husband” (Ruth 1:9), for the Lord has “visited his people and given them food” (Ruth 1:6). The person of Jesus Christ lodges Himself in holy food — bread and wine for believers to eat and drink. You lodge where Jesus lodges; His Father is your God, His people are your people. Death cannot part you from Him because His death and resurrection are eternally yours through Holy Baptism. “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8). As surely as death could not hold Him, so surely “the word of God is not bound” (2 Tim. 2:9). His Gospel is entrusted “to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2), so that you “may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 2:10). Such is the confession of faith for all the saints, who believe, teach and confess the one Lord and Savior — Jesus Christ.

Giving Even When There is No Need

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3

We have all been children and we know how much we trusted our parents to provide for our needs and take care of us. Do you remember how excited you would be giving your parents gifts? Things like cards or crafts made at school, bouquets of dandelions from the front yard, and so forth. Our parents never needed these gifts and certainly they didn’t add to their wealth. But our parents delighted in receiving these signs of love and thankfulness.
In a similar manner, we are all children of our heavenly Father, and he invites us to trust in Him. He provides us with our every need, and He has given us proof of His trustworthiness by sending His Son to save us. He certainly doesn’t need our gifts and offerings, yet it is to our benefit to give them, and He delights in our generosity. Considering the many blessings we have received in our lifetime, it is good to delight in sharing a portion of these blessings for the work of the Kingdom. Our faith and trust that God will always provide, gives us the ability to be generous, especially through our end-of-life plans. Learn how you can be a great blessing by visiting or contact your regional Gift Coordinator.


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