January 2020 Message for Congregations and Lay and Rostered Leaders
This past weekend (Nov. 16-17) the LTS Board of Governors met to help strategize and create a plan for the future so that LTS can continue changing lives and providing leaders for the future.
Lutheran Theological Seminary Board of Governors
(Front Row)Bishop Sid Haugen – Sask. Synod, Bishop Greg Mohr – British Columbia Synod, Bishop Jason Zinko – Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, Rev. Jim Whaley – British Columbia Synod
(Back Row) Rev. Stewart Miller – Sask Synod, Rev. Dr. Doug Heine – Alberta & The Territories Synod, Bishop Larry Kochendorfer – Alberta & The Territories Synod, Bev. Wahl (Lay) – Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, Laureen Wray (Lay) – Alberta & The Territories Synod, Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker – Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, Rev. Dr. William Harrison – President LTS, Gerry Saleski (Lay) – British Columbia Synod
(Photo courtesy of Glen Sorochuk, Director of Communication and Development, LTS)
5th International Global Companion Consultation – Latin American and the Caribbean and North America: Bishop Atahualpa Hernández, The Lutheran Church of Colombia (IELCO); Pastor Mark Cerniglia, SC Synod Companion Coordinator for Relationship with IELCO & Pastor Ginny Aebischer, Assistant to the Bishop SC Synod; Pastor Mark Johnson & Kathy Chatelaine Southeastern Minnesota Synod; Pastor James Hendricksen, ABT Synod Global Mission Ministry Team Chair and Bishop Larry participated from the ABT Synod.
A new triennium for the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission began with a first meeting, October 30-November 1. Looking forward to the next chapter in full and fuller communion. Bishop Larry serves as co-chair with The Very Rev. Peter Wall, recently retired.
Dean, Christ’s Church Cathedral Hamilton, Ontario Diocese of Niagara.
The 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration of the Doctrine of Justification was marked November 3 in Edmonton with Luther scholar, the Rev. Dr. Gordon Jensen, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, presenting a lecture: “On the Same Page with Different Pictures: Being Ecumenical” with panel responses from 5 different ecclesial traditions (Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Reformed, and Anglican), and then we prayed together using the liturgy prepared for the occasion by The Lutheran World Federation and shared a meal together. It was a small taste of the Church of the future.
(Photo credit of baptismal font Grandin Media)