CLB Canada

Canada

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren in Canada (CLBC) had it’s beginning following a spiritual revival in Saskatchewan circa 1917-1918. Pioneers with Scandinavian roots that had spent a short time in Minnesota and North Dakota in the United States, moved north to Canada to “claim their homestead,” virtually free land offered by the Canadian government to settlers.

Some of these new immigrants had experienced good fellowship within the new, fledgling Lutheran Brethren Synod in the United States. They had been instrumental in establishing Lutheran Brethren Congregations and had constructed church buildings while in the American Midwest. 

The first Canadian Lutheran Brethren Church was built in Strongfield with local families and others from towns such as Loreburn, Elbow, Hawarden and Broderick. A church was later built in the Broderick area.

The CLBC currently has ten congregations, six in Alberta and four in Saskatchewan. The Alberta congregations are located in Beaumont (near Edmonton), Camrose, Morrin, Okotoks, with two in Calgary. The Saskatchewan congregations are located in Birch Hills, Estevan as well as two in Saskatoon. In addition to the ten member congregations, Saron Lutheran Church near Hagen, is served by the Lutheran Brethren Pastor from Birch Hills and Torquay Lutheran Church is served by the Estevan Pastors.

Read more on the CLBC website: www.lbcanada.org

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Scripture Alone: Guilt, Shame, and Doughnuts

The sun was just setting on our confirmation retreat as four local pastors swapped stories about life as a parish pastor. From the stories, one could conclude that the church as a whole is facing challenging times: downright depressing attendance trends, young adults leaving the church and not returning to church once they have children,

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LBS 2017 Graduates

KRISTIAN ANDERSON: Kristian grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to Sayville, NY during his junior year of high school and graduated from Sayville High School. He went on to study History and Political Science at Wagner College, and then Biblical Theology and Youth Ministry at Nyack College. He came to faith in Christ

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LBIM: Sending Single Women

Historically, there have been many single women who have faithfully served as missionaries on Lutheran Brethren International Mission’s Africa fields. These women served primarily in specific roles as LBIM partnered with our African sister Churches in their development. LBIM continues to value the role that single women can have on our Chad field for the

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Grace Alone: God’s Call to Chad

In March the Church of the Lutheran Brethren Council of Directors approved a plan to call Kay Asche as our next missionary to the women and children of an unreached people group in Chad. To learn more about the strategy visit: www.clba.org/sending-single-women God’s Call to Chad I first sensed God’s call to go to the unreached people in Chad while

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Life in Jesus

It is no overstatement to say that the death of Jesus Christ stands as the single greatest moment in all human history. On that dark, dreary day outside the city walls of Jerusalem, events of historical, even cosmic proportions were taking place. Not only did these developments contribute to the turning of the western world’s

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Life in the Shadow of Death

Have you ever received a call or heard a piece of news that cast such a shadow over you that it caused you to want to stop and turn back the clock? To return to a simpler time and place? To hit the reset button and begin again? What is it that would cause you

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A New Face at the CLB

Christa Redmann is the CLB’s new Executive Administrative Assistant in the Office of the President. This means that she is now the first face you are likely to see when you enter the denominational offices, and the first voice you will usually hear when you call. Faith & Fellowship interviewed Christa with the goal of

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February 2017 Contribution Report

Hi, this is LaWayne Rogness, Director of Finance and Personnel for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, and I would like to share with you this brief update on our 2016-17 contribution goals. We started our Fiscal Year in May of 2016 very strong, but each month after that we saw a decline…a decline until we

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The River – CLB Church Plant

“Wouldn’t this be a great place to plant a church?” I caught myself asking my wife that question many times over the last two or three years, when we would stop for coffee on our way through Red Deer, Alberta. “Why Red Deer? When would that happen?” she would ask. Good questions. “Why Red Deer?”

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LBS Class of 2016

L to R: Dr. Mark Erickson, Dr. David Veum, Rev. Troy Tysdal, Professor Nathan Oldenkamp, Pastor Craig Schmidt, Professor Brad Pribbenow, Kay Asche, John Zwiers, Naomi Evans, Pastor Darren Shaw, Pastor Kevin Skaret, Pastor Clint Knutson, Pastor Ben Hosch, David Narvesen, Pastor Luke Kjolhaug, Pastor Clayton Robison, Pastor Drew Nelson, Dr. Eugene Boe, and Dr.

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… by Hope We Continue

What is Christian hope? What is it that we hope for? And what is the basis for such hope? While commenting on Galatians, Martin Luther says this: “Faith and hope are different affections, for faith is not hope nor hope faith; and yet, because of the great affinity that exists between them, it is impossible

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Is the Cart Before the Heart?

As a Christian and a Lutheran, I hold near and dear the truth that it is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone that I am saved. Years ago, when my oldest grandson was only five years old, I asked him if he understood what this Bible verse meant: “Abraham believed God and

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