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 →

Report from Youth Delegate to National Convention 2015

National Convention was a few months ago, but I wanted to share with you parts of the report submitted by Kai Graupe from North Battleford. He attended the convention as the Saskatchewan Synod’s youth delegate.  Here are some things he had to say about that experience! “The most memorable experience for me was visiting with the other youth delegates during the evenings. This was the most memorable part for me because I was able to connect with people from all across Canada and create long lasting relationships. The Continue reading →

Sask Synod News: October 2015

The October 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 →

Letter to Congregations From Synod Treasurer

Dear Partners in Synod Ministry, I would like to share with you how the synod is doing financially for this current year. As of December 31, 2014 the Synod was financially stable with a good level of equity, no long term debt, and all payables were current. We ended the year with a small surplus, thanks, in part, to several large donations (outside of congregational giving) received during the year. Our expenses were somewhat higher because of transitional costs and these donations helped to cover Continue reading →

Campus Ministry Sunday

Greetings from the Campus Chaplains at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan! This is a busy time of year for us in the church – many of us are finishing up harvest or are still in the thick of it, fall routines are beginning to take shape, and parishes are becoming busy places as the “unofficial” church year swings into motion. It’s a busy time of year for students as well, and it is that time of year again when we in the church are Continue reading →

Fall Rostered Leaders Study Conference

In late September, many rostered leaders gathered on the shores of Manitou Lake for a time of worship, study and rejuvenation.  The weather was perfect for being in such a beautiful setting.  Our time together was marked by song and prayer, moments of quiet reflection and jovial laughter.   Our sessions were led by Dr. Craig Van Gelder.  We focused on who we have been as a Lutheran church in Canada and how we can dream of moving forward to bring the message of Christ Continue reading →

Youth – Sask Synod Bus Trip to CLAY 2016

 CLAY 2016 – Package 2016 Sightseeing Tour Travel through the Maritimes To: CLAY Gathering 2016, Charlottetown, PEI August 2016 With the desire to build community between two synods, the MNO Synod and the Saskatchewan Synod have partnered together to provide a fun travel option to CLAY 2016, Not for Sale. This will be a very different experience and we hope that youth have the opportunity to make new connections with those from both Synods. Our route: Upon your arrival in Halifax, there will be bus Continue reading →

Rev. Jerry Ebbinga – Obituary

 Jerry Ebbinga was born on Jan. 1, 1941 on a farm close to, as he was fond of saying, “Lake Wobegon.” In truth he grew up in Avoca near Slayton, Minn.; the second son of three born to skilled crafts people in the community. His father, a gentle giant blacksmith who ran the community farm ma-chine shop, his mother a crafter of rambunctious boys, cinnamon rolls and family values. In this “foundry” Jerry developed large grasping hands, a deep commitment to family and community, a Continue reading →

CLWR – Canadian Lutherans Respond to Syrian Refugee Crisis with Sponsorship and Aid

CLWR – Canadian Lutherans Respond to Syrian Refugee Crisis with Sponsorship and Aid As the conflict enters into fifth year people growing increasingly desperate, need for assistance heightens. A heartbreaking photo of a little boy, Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when the boat he was on capsized off the coast of Turkey. Thousands of people desperately trying to find refuge in Europe. For many, these stories have been a renewed call-to-action to help Syrians fleeing violence and bloodshed in their country. As that conflict escalates, Canadian Continue reading →

SaskSynod Newsletter: August 2015

The August 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 Continue reading →