VOL 29 NO 7
An Attitude of Gratitude: How to be joyful & generous .
As the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the mission of Canada Lutheran is to engage the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in a dynamic dialogue in which information, inspiration and ideas are shared in a thoughtful and stimulating way.
Kindling: 2013 Bible Study Series
A reader commented that a sense of thanksgiving seems to be disappearing in church. Remember that old prayer acronym—ACTS—adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication? How much of each is heard in our prayers, worship, conversations and other activities?
The theme of our feature article is echoed in Enough, this month’s Bible study, and you may even hear whispers of it in The Second Coming in Q & A.
Bullying has become a major concern in our society. Practising Our Faith reminds us that bullying happens in churches too and offers some insight into what might be done better.
THE SYNOD SECTIONS
In the synod sections in this issue, as in every issue, there are some wonderful stories about what is going on in our church. Among them are a unique pairing of Sunday school children and adults in Chilliwack, B.C., a memorable baptism at Glory, Sherwood Park, Alta., a celebration of 25 years of Anglicans and Lutherans working and worshipping together in Rosetown, Sask., recognition of 28 years of a woman’s faithful service with a refugee sponsorship program in Winnipeg, and the beginning of a new venture in mission in Waterloo, Ont. called thirdspace.
These stories and all the others like them inspire and inform us because readers like you took time to provide them to our hard-
Kenn Ward, Editor