Showing posts from June, 2011

Postal Strike Affects Financial Support

While the postal workers and Canada Post are bargaining, there are ways to donate to Concordia Lutheran Seminary. OnLine: you can make donations anytime through CanadaHelps . Pre-Authorized Debits: download the forms here . Fill them in and return them to us by fax, by email (scanned images), or drop them off at the Seminary. Through your local LCC church: drop a donation designated for the Seminary into the offering plate or give the donation to the church Treasurer. It will be forwarded through the District office to the Seminary. Come in to the Seminary with your donation. We love to meet with donors and there may even be a cup of coffee available!

LCC Synod Convention News

Several seminary faculty and staff have been in Hamilton, Ontario, the last few days, participating fully in the activities of Lutheran Church Canada's 13th Synod Convention. Every three years, Synod Convention is the place where the members of Synod (pastors, deacons, and congregations, through their chosen delegates) discuss, decide, and direct Synod how to act between conventions. While it may seem curious that CLS sent four of its own across the country to the convention in Hamilton, all four hold distinct roles in the convention process. Dr. Stephen Chambers is an Advisory Delegate as a member of the Synod's Commission on Constitutional Matters and Structure. Dr. Edward Kettner is an Advisory Delegate as the Chairman of the Synod's Commission on Theology and Church Relations. Dr. Manfred Zeuch is an Advisory Delegate as a function of the office of the President of the Seminary. Jeffrey Nachtigall is an Exhibitor responsible for the seminary's exhibit booth, pr

Building Missionaries... part 2

Servants for Jesus’ Sake Build A Home, Relationships and Understanding “Connections” was the theme of CLS's 2011 Servant Event lead by Pastor James Avery, Director of the Missionary Study Centre.  From May 9-17  Ian Wemyss, Mark Schultz, Keith Hoveland, Roland Starke, Cody Cooper, Professor Jonathan Kraemer, and Steve Fonnyadt, a homebuilder from Calgary and brother-in-law to Pr. Avery, engaged in building a house addition in Juarez, Mexico with Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care (LCMS), El Paso, Texas.  While the main task was to complete a 12ft x 24 ft addition to a home (doubling its size), an equally important task was to build connections with people in the community, with those working for YLM, and with one another. The participants also considered the connections between sharing the mercy of God in word and deed; and the connections between their servant event and the ministry of YLM.   Construction proceeded quickly and was completed after only three and a half days out of