LCC CCMS Issues Two Opinions

Recently a reader of this site let me know that the Commission on Constitutional Matters and Structure (CCMS) had issued two opinions - one pertaining to vacancy pastors being the clergy delegate for a congregation, and nominations from the floor. CCMS Ruling, Sept 23,2018, Vacancy Pastors Voting - has the following question posed by President Timothy... Continue Reading →

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“West Region” Elections: Full Disclosure Please

Synod's work to place people in it's various positions is underway, and with the passage of the new structure each nominee for a synodical position has to go through a "vetting" process to determining if they are eligible for the position.  Synod's shiny new Synodical Bylaws describes the vetting process like so: 2.534 Vetting Processes 1.... Continue Reading →

LCC Commission on Nominations and Elections: Nominations from the Floor

Synod is continuing its march towards a restructured future with elections to the various Synodical positions taking place at the three Districts (1). Following the results of the restructuring vote at the 2017 convention, on March 14, 2018 the Commission on Nominations and Elections (CNE) sent out a call for nominations with a submission deadline of... Continue Reading →

What You Can Do To Help

Dear readers - If there is one passage that sums up why I do this blog, it'd be this: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 LCC has been waging a "war of silence" if not an active dis-information campaign on its membership in an apparent attempt to whitewash... Continue Reading →

LCC Restructuring: Amended Constitution Passed

From the Canadian Lutheran: WINNIPEG – Congregations of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) have voted to approve Synod’s amended constitution by a large margin. Of the 300 congregations eligible to vote, 222 sent in ballots with 206 voting for adoption, 12 voting against the changes, one abstention, and three late ballots. Secretary of Synod, Grace Henderson announced the... Continue Reading →

The CCMS Chair on the 2017 LCC Synod in Convention Restructuring Votes

The 2017 Synodical Convention was quite the experience with LCC anticipating some massive changes to it's structure. After the convention was over some positions had to be filled and the Canadian Lutheran posted an article"Seeking nominations for new regional positions". The first comment on the Canadian Lutheran article came from Rev. Robert Clifford who wrote: People are... Continue Reading →

LCC: Electing Regional Pastors by Breaking the “Rule of Law”

Recently an article was posted to the Canadian Lutheran looking for nominations for the new Regional Pastor positions. One commenter asked how Synod could be voting for these positions when the constitutional changes haven't been ratified yet. (Apparently these people missed the memo that Bylaw changes take place with immediate effect with no confirmation vote... Continue Reading →

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