On January 24, 2008, at 1pm, members of the CLS faculty will be giving a multimedia presentation on the International Lutheran Council, and the ILC world seminaries Conference that takes place every 3 years. The most recent conference was held in Pretoria, South Africa, in March & April 2007. This presentation will include pictures and sounds from the African Experience, and will be of interest to students, faculty & staff, as well guests who might have a personal interest in the subject. (Pictured L-R: Dr. Harald Tomesch, CLTS; Dr. Thomas Winger, CLTS; Dr. Ralph Mayan, LCC; Dr. Manfred Zeuch, CLS; Dr. Stephen Chambers, CLS; Dr. Edward Kettner, CLS)
Missionary for Lunch will be held on Monday, January 21st at 12:45 – 2:00 PM in the Schwermann Room(downstairs) at CLS. On the menu this month is Daranne Harris, Director of Communications and Education for Canadian Lutheran World Relief. Their website says the following about CLWR: Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has been serving the poor since 1946. In response to the love of God, CLWR works with partners around the world in providing emergency relief, refugee resettlement, and community development to those in need. All of this is made possible through the generous donations of Canadians and Lutheran churches in Canada. CLWR staff and board members responsibly administer these gifts, enabling Canadians to engage in simple acts of compassion that can make a difference for thousands around the world. CLWR is committed to being a trustworthy organization capable of delivering resources that can bring hope and new opportunities for those confronting the many faces of poverty.
The seminary has been blessed by God and His people to have the resources needed to train men to serve God in the Office of Holy Ministry. This year the student association will send an offering to the Nicaragua mission, where we continue to see God's work in building His church in order that His love and mercy can be proclaimed to the people in that area. The student association collects an offering during the chapel service every Friday throughout the school year, giving the seminary community an opportunity to return a portion of what God and His people have faithfully and lovingly provided. The student body annually sends this offering to a mission in need of financial support.