Monthly Archives: January 2012

Missionary Prayer Cards: A Great Way to Promote and to Pray for Missionary Work

The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod provides missionary prayer cards (PDF downloads) that provide information about the missionary and his/her field of service.  These prayer cards are a great way to highlight missionary work that is being done around the world; … Continue reading

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The East District, Lutheran Church-Canada and the House Church (1835-1964) — Part 2

The Lutheran Church has used the house church model in order to start churches.  In Grace and Blessing (Malinsky) there is information concerning the beginnings of many churches in the Ontario District.   Much of the information that follows was taken … Continue reading

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Jesus Draw Me — Keith and Kristyn Getty

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Spiritual but not Religious

We often hear people say, “I am spiritual, but I am not religious.”  People who express such a sentiment usually mean that they are against organized religion.  Larry Peers has an interesting article posted on Alban Institute blog entitled, “Spiritual … Continue reading

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40 Days for Life

Gender-selective abortion has generated a lot of discussion.   The fiction that a fetus is simply a blob of cells is being revealed for the lie it is as discussion centers around the intentional killing of unborn females.  One letter to … Continue reading

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The East District, Lutheran Church-Canada and the House Church (1835-1964)

The Lutheran Church has used the house church model in order to start churches.  In Grace and Blessing (Malinsky) there is information concerning the beginnings of many churches in the Ontario District.   Much of the information that follows was taken … Continue reading

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Whose Responsibility is the Mission?

Rev. Larry Stojkovic, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Rochester, New York preaches a thought-provoking message as he addresses the question, “Whose Responsibility is the Mission?”  You can listen to the sermon by clicking the following link: http://sharethehope.org/1ssDIY/extraEvents.php?eventRecord=3130.

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Steve Bell — “Kindness”

Steve Bell will be in concert on Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Stony Plain, Alberta.  Tickets are $15.00 and the funds will be used to help with the new Lutheran school that St. Matthew’s … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Congregations: A High Priority?

Issues in Christian Education (Fall 2011, Vol. 45 No. 1), a journal published by Concordia University, (Seward, Nebraska) have dedicated an entire issue to the need for revitalizing congregations. Articles include: “Why Church Revitalization is Need” by Dr. William Utech … Continue reading

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Missions Fest Alberta 2012 – February 24-26

Missions Fest Alberta is a 3-day family missions conference held annually, sponsored and organized by congregations from many evangelical denominations across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. The theme of Missions Fest is “The World is My Neighbor.” Keynote speakers include: … Continue reading

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