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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