Author Archives: Anna-Marie Skogsrud

Lutheran ministry provides comfort to patients at Saskatoon’s hospitals

Lutheran ministry provides comfort to patients at Saskatoon’s hospitals DARLENE POLACHIC, SASKATOON STARPHOENIX More from Darlene Polachic, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Published on: November 5, 2016 | Last Updated: November 5, 2016 10:00 AM CST From left, Gord Martens, chair of the LuMinHoS board; Diana Fast, treasurer; and Chaplain Ron Bestvater. Photo by Darlene Polachic –   SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT In the early 1980s, Lutheran pastor Rev. Gene Grant recognized that visiting patients in Saskatoon’s three hospitals was becoming an overwhelming task for Lutheran pastors in the city, compounded by the Continue reading →

Holding crosses a labour of love for woodworkers

Holding crosses a labour of love for woodworkers DARLENE POLACHIC, SASKATOON STARPHOENIX More from Darlene Polachic, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Published on: December 10, 2016 | Last Updated: December 10, 2016 11:52 AM CST Ross Vollmer says he’d rather be in his workshop making holding crosses than in the coffee shop any day. Photo by Darlene Polachic –               SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Henry Wichert used to teach machining to students at Kelsey. In retirement, he took up woodworking, and one of his favourite things Continue reading →

ELCIC Members, Congregations Sponsor Over 500 Refugees

ELCIC members, congregations sponsor over 500 refugees Winnipeg, 17 November 2016 – Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) members and congregations have come together to sponsor over 500 refugees! For over a year, ELCIC members have been engaged in the ELCIC Reformation Challenge as one of the ways to mark the 2015-17 emphasis the church has been lifting up around the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The announcement that the goal to sponsor 500 refugees has been achieved was met with great excitement. “I am Continue reading →

Rev. Lori James Appointed to Sask Synod as Assistant to the Bishop

Bishop Sid Haugen announces the appointment of Rev. Lori James as ¼ time Assistant to the Bishop effective November 1, 2016. The position will focus on Leadership Development and Local Ministry Area Development. Pastor Lori will continue to live in Yorkton and serve in her part-time call with the Cross & Spire Parish of Esterhazy and New Stockholm. The installation service for Rev. Lori James to this position will occur at the South Regional Gathering on Saturday, November 19; 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Continue reading →

In Memoriam – Rev. Lewis Booth

BOOTH, Reverend Lewis Martin Reverend Lew Booth passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016 after a brief illness. Lew was born January 5, 1925 at the family farm near Southey, SK. At age 17, he enlisted in the RCAF training as a pilot, and was honorably discharged as Sergeant in 1945. After his discharge, Lew worked at Eaton’s in furniture sales and as a carpenter. His career also included attending classes for electronics while working at CPR. He opened his own business, Mill City Continue reading →

Thank You From LTS

THANK YOU Thank you to all who made donations to the Lutheran Seminary General Fund that made it possible for LTS to have a modest surplus of $12,814 for the 2015-2016 financial year. Given that at the beginning of the budget year we started off with a deficit budget of approximately $43,000 achieving this surplus is truly remarkable. So thank you to all who generously donated to LTS. In order to remove the financial exigency status, LTS has to have three surpluses in a row. Continue reading →

CLWR – Fort McMurray Wildfire Appeal

Fort McMurray Wildfire Appeal The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) issue an appeal for prayers and financial support for all those suffering loss due to the wildfires striking northern Alberta and the city of Fort McMurray in particular.   DONATE   Fort McMurray fire officials are prepared for another challenging day today as firefighters try to save the city from a massive wildfire that has destroyed homes and businesses, and forced the largest wildfire evacuation Continue reading →

Rev. Merle Snustead Obituary

October 3, 1935 – March 31, 2016 Rev. Merle passed away peacefully at the age of 80 following a battle with leukemia. He will be dearly missed by his children Alyson Edwards-Price (Tony), Kevin Snustead (Maria); grandchildren Tyler, Erin, Abbie, Dylan and Austin; sisters Winnifred Spence (Pres), Marjorie Bethel and Lois Heese; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father William and mother Alice Snustead; and by brothers-in- law Tom Bethel and John Heese. Merle was born on a farm near Continue reading →

Sask Synod News: December 2015

The December Sask Synod Newsletter is now available. SaskSynod News is published periodically to inform the synod community of future opportunities to gather as people of faith and to inform the synod community of news happening around the synod. Please download and share our newsletter with your community as you see fit. Print and post on your church bulletin board Copy and paste relevant material to your bulletins and newsletters Forward by email to church council members, other congregational leaders and anyone who might be interested in Continue reading →