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 →

SaskSynod News: November 2015

The November 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 →

Rev. Dr. George Evenson–Obituary

Rev. Dr. George Evenson of Camrose, Ab. passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the age of 104 years. George Oliver Evenson, eldest child of Edward and Bertha Evenson, was born March 30, 1911 at Lake Preston, South Dakota. His pastor/grandfather, Gulbrand Evenson, officiated at his baptism May 21, 1911. In 1913 his parents moved to a farm near Sinai, South Dakota. He was confirmed in Sinai Lutheran Church on April 19, 1925. He graduated from Sinai High School in the spring of 1928. Continue reading →