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July – August 2022 – Taking Care of Necessary Business

Taking Care of Necessary Business - Canada Lutheran Magazine - ELCIC
The National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) met online, July 15–16, during three, three-hour sessions. The convention theme Let There Be Greening underlines our Easter hope for our church, our world and the creation. In her address to the convention, National Bishop Susan Johnson acknowledged the harms that members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community have experienced in the church. “Today I apologize to the members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community for the ways that we have not lived up to our commitments and to the ways we have treated you in the past and even now,” she said....
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July – August 2022 – Our Military Chaplains

Our Military Chaplains - Canada Lutheran Magazine - ELCIC
LCdr Michael Macintyre would like to dispel a commonly-held misconception about military chaplains—they are NOT disciples of Father Mulcahy. While they do perform a few of the same duties as the quirky character on the M*A*S*H television series from the 1970s and ’80s, the real-life roles are far more encompassing. While there are some similarities with parish work, there are a number of stark differences for military chaplains. While a pastor normally sees their congregation on Sundays and perhaps an additional day or two during the week, military chaplains see the people in their units much more regularly. “We’re responsible for...
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