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November 21, 2019

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LCC names new Communications Director
Lutheran Church–Canada has announced that it has named Alex Steinke as the church’s new Communications Director. Steinke will start her position on January 6, 2020. READ MORE

2019 Advent Devotions
The season of Advent begins on November 29. Christians seeking to spend more time in devotion and prayer during this period will benefit from free, newly released devotionals from Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) and Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). READ MORE

2021 NYG Committee meets in Winnipeg
The National Youth Gathering planning committee met at Lutheran Church–Canada’s synodical office on November 15-16, 2019 to begin planning for the 2021 NYG. READ MORE


A reminder that award nominations for Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton) and Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) are due January 1 and January 10, 2020 respectively. For more information, see the following two links:

- CLS Award Nominations
- CLTS Award Nominations


  • Rev. Dan Abraham - Currently serving St. Peter's (Simcoe, Ontario)
    Considering a call to Zion Lutheran Church and School (Prince George, B.C.) and Vanderhoof (Vanderhoof, B.C.)
  • Rev. Cody Cooper - Currently serving LaRonge Fellowship (LaRonge, Saskatchewan)
    Accepted a call to Christ Lutheran Church of Mellowdale (Barrhead, Alberta)
  • Rev. Vincent Moore - Currently serving Christ Lutheran (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta)
    Considering a call to St. John's Lutheran (Warman, Saskatchewan)


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  • NATIONAL - Ongoing
    Lutheran Foundation Canada, Christian Estate Planning - Call 877-711-4438 to book a free seminar at your congregation. Visit:
  • WEST - December 1, 2019
    Dedication Service 
    - Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Red Deer, Alberta (18 Selkirk Blvd.) is having a Dedication Service in gratitude of the renovation that has just been completed. The church would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to celebrate this momentous occasion with them. Join them for service Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m.
  • WEST - January 1, 2020
    CLS Honourary Award Nominations 
    - Nominations for Concordia Lutheran Seminary's honourary awards are due by January 1, 2020. For more information, visit:
  • EAST - January 10, 2020
    CLTS Honourary Award Nominations 
    - Nominations for Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary's honourary awards are due by January 10, 2020. For more information, visit:
  • 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 Grand 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. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5.


Rev. Kenneth Eichenlaub passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Nanaimo, B.C. on Saturday, November 30 at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow.  Please keep the Eichenlaub family in prayer as they trust in God's promises amidst their earthly sorrow.

John Fast—father of Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast of Cobourg, Ontario—died peacefully at his residence in Coburg on November 18, 2019 at the age of 88. A funeral service will take place at Trinity Lutheran in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Monday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. A light lunch will follow, after which committal will take place at Pleasantville Funeral Home and Cemetary. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief. Please keep the Fast family in prayer during this time.

London Outreach:  A mission campaign led by Faith Lutheran Church (London, Ontario) has officially begun.  A digital billboard located at Wonderland and Southdale roads in London went live on Monday November 25 and will run for four weeks. The billboard is based on Matthew 11:28 and has the website address The Website tells people they are invited to: belong, have peace and joy, have purpose, have hope, be free of past hurts, and have community. The website also features videos of personal stories, a resource section for books, songs, videos, and download files plus a contact us page. During church on November 24, members were invited to take business cards to distribute within the community. The cards have a picture of the billboard ad on one side and on the other side feature the Lutheran Hour Ministries logo and a QR code for the digital resources link. A visitor center is also being worked within the church. Please keep this outreach effort in prayer.


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The Lord Comes in Meekness and Humility to Save Us Now

The Lord Jesus enters Jerusalem “humble, and mounted on a donkey,” riding on “a beast of burden” (Matt. 21:5), as He Himself bears the sins of the world in His body. Now He comes by the ministry of the Gospel to save us from sin, death, the devil and hell. Therefore, we sing, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matt. 21:9). For we are called “to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob,” His Holy Church, “that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths” (Is. 2:3). By His Word, we “walk in the light of the Lord” (Is. 2:5). That is to live in love, which “does no wrong to a neighbor” (Rom. 13:10). We “cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light,” for “salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Rom. 13:11, 12). Hence, the entire Christian life is a time to wake and watch, “for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Matt. 24:42).

Who Made Who?

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." - Genesis 1:1

Christian generosity begins with the realization that we are the sheep of God’s pasture. It is He who has made us, not we ourselves. The way we as Christians look at our lives then takes on a different perspective than the secular world. We should use all that God has given us toward His purposes. What are His purposes? Consider your callings in the Lord: in your family, in your church, in your community, and in society at large. How can you use the financial gifts the Lord has given you in each of these areas?
Most of us, if we have a family, recognize how we use our gifts to care for them. But what about your church family? Have you considered how you can be a blessing to them? One way is to use a portion of what God has given you to establish a charitable gift in your will for your congregation or other ministry. Doing so enables those ministries to continue sharing the Gospel long into the future. To learn more about how you can establish a charitable end-of-life gift, please contact your regional Gift Coordinator or visit Lutheran Foundation Canada’s website at


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