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Pastor's Desk Diary 2016
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, is again pleased to offer to the church the annual Pastor’s Desk Diary. It contains readings from the three-year and one-year lectionaries, including variants for the major Lutheran churches in Canada (LCC, ELCIC, WELS). The original work of Thrivent Financial in the US has been adapted to the Canadian calendar.
Although we can no longer offer the diary for free, the cost has been kept to $19 (plus shipping and GST) through the support of our advertisers. The diary is available through lulu.ca, an online, print-on-demand service. You may order your diary, which will be shipped directly to you, by searching on lulu.ca or following this direct link:
The base shipping cost in Canada is $5.99, but there are quantity discounts available if you can put an order together with other pastors or church workers. (It's always worthwhile to check Lulu's website for specials like discounts and free shipping.)
Please note that you must order this yourself. The seminary produces the diary as a service to the church and does not make a profit. Thus, our paid staff cannot be expected to order the diary for you. If you have difficulty with online ordering, please ask for help from a family member or parishioner.
Give Thanks to God for Your Seminary
At Thanksgiving we not only give thanks to God for the blessings of our country and its rich harvest, but we remember His grace shown to us in Jesus Christ, our Saviour. That message is the focus of the Holy Ministry that Jesus instituted to preach the Gospel to all the world. This Thanksgiving please remember the needs of the seminary, which is dedicated to preparing men for Christ's ministry. Visiting professor Pastor Esko Murto tells what it's like to move to our country, and writes of our seminary's vital work in his Thanksgiving letter to the Church. You may donate online through Canada Helps, or learn of other ways to help: "Support Us".
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Concerned about the Weather? Here's our simple rule: if Brock University closes because of snow or bad weather, this seminary will be closed. Likewise, if the local school board closes the public schools because of adverse weather (even if Brock does not close), we will officially close. We will do our best to notify students by e-mail and SMS, but please take responsibility for your own decision whether to drive in bad weather.