LutherCare Communities is Seeking Applicants for a variety of Board Opportunities

LutherCare Communities is Seeking Applicants for a variety of Board Opportunities LutherCare Communities (LCC) is a faith-based organization celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community and is seeking individuals interested in sitting on the following Boards: LutherCare Corporate Board The primary function of the 12-member Corporate Board is to provide governance oversight and strategic direction to the organization. LCC has over 1200 residents in its care and over 550 employees in: Seniors’ housing in Saskatoon, Outlook, and Estevan Long-term care in Saskatoon Continue reading →

Sask Synod News: Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 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 Continue reading →

Sask Synod News: April 2017

The April 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 →

Dr. Bill Harrison Appointed as President at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon

Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon announces appointment of President  Saskatoon, SK – The Board of Governors of Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS}, Saskatoon is pleased to announce the appointment of the Dr. William (Bill} H. Harrison to the posit ion of President of Lutheran Theological Seminary. Dr. Harrison brings a broad background to the position including his many years in parish and diocesan work, and seminary/ post -secondary education teaching and administrative leadership. Most recently he has been serving as the Director for Mission and Ministry for Continue reading →

In Memoriam – Rev. Carl Johnson

Rev. Carl Johnson passed away Wednesday, March 29, with his family gathered around him.  He was 95 years of age, and in 2016 had celebrated his 65th anniversary of Ordination.  The funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 7, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, New Westminster (930 Cumberland Street). Rev. Johnson served numerous parishes over the years: Strasbourg, SK; Dawson Creek/Fort St. John/North Rolla/Montney, BC; Messiah, Camrose, AB; Burns Lake, BC; Fort St. John, BC; Mt. Zion, New Westminster, BC; and Continue reading →

2017 Regional Gathering Event Registration is Now Open!

Saskatchewan Synod Regional Gatherings The Art of Engaging in Difference: Cultivating Spiritual Friendships   South Gathering REGISTER HERE  Regina – May 27, 2017 Luther College @ U of  R, Regina North Gathering REGISTER HERE  Saskatoon – June 17, 2017 Lutheran Theological Seminary Cost is $20.00   Key Note Speaker David Goa David Goa was born in Camrose, AB to Sloveig and Finn Goa who had immigrated from Norway to Canada. He studied history, philosophy and the history of religions in Chicago. David has been involved Continue reading →

Rev. Dennis Serfas appointed as Assistant to the Bishop

Bishop Sid Haugen announces the appointment of Rev. Dennis Serfas as ¼ time Assistant to the Bishop for the northern region of the synod, effective March 1, 2017. The position will focus on Leadership Development and Local Ministry Area Development, with program involvement in Ecumenical relations. Pastor Dennis will continue to live in Prince Albert where he is well connected to the northern region of our synod. Together with the ¼ time Assistant to the Bishop for the southern region, Rev. Lori James, the Bishop’s Continue reading →

Sask Synod Newsletter: March 2017

The March 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 →

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 →