2017 Lutheran Church—Canada Synodical Convention

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Dates: The 11th convention of Lutheran Church–Canada will be held October, 13-16, 2017.

Location: The convention sessions will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario.

CONVENTION THEME: The theme for the convention and for the next three years commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The specific Synodical convention theme is Christ Alone, Christ Forever.

The convention logo is based on Lutheran Church-Canada’s 2017 Reformation 500 logo with the convention theme added. It was designed by Philip Prozenko as a gift to the church. Prozenko is chairman of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is also President and owner of AtlantexCreativeWorks

CONVENTION FORMAT: The convention will begin with an orientation session on Friday, October 13 at 4 p.m. and conclude at lunchtime on Monday, October 16. An Opening Service will take place Friday evening and a Reformation anniversary event on Saturday evening.

It is anticipated that the primary business of the convention will be the restructuring of Synod and elections of those who will serve the Synod and its members in leadership positions and on commissions and boards.


Convention arrangements are being handled by Dr. Ian Adnams who has managed conventions for LCC since 1996.


March 15, 2017                Ballots for president & vice-president to congregations

March 23, 2017                Delegate lists to District Secretary

April 13, 2017                Delegates lists to Synod Secretary

June 13, 2017                 Ballots for president & vice-president returned to Synod office

June 15, 2017                 Online registration open

June 15, 2017                 Workbook reports (committees, boards, commissions LSO’s and auxiliaries)

June 15, 2017                 Overtures deadline

August 1, 2017                Workbook published

August 7, 2017               Registration Deadline

August 25, 2017               Responses and comments re: reports & overtures

September 8/9                 Resolutions Committees meet

2017 Convention Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Convention Schedule


Friday, October 13

1:00-7:00 p.m.     Registration
1:00 p.m.             Exhibits and Bookstore Open
1:00 p.m.             Resolutions Committees (3)
2:00 p.m.             Board of Directors
4:00-5:00             Business Session 1 – Orientation
5:30 p.m.             Dinner
7:30 p.m.             Convention Opening Divine Service with Celebration of Holy Communion at Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
9:30 p.m.             Fellowship


Saturday, October 14

6:45-8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
7:30 a.m.          Late registration
8:15 a.m.          Bible Study/Devotions
9:00 a.m.          Business Session 2
12:00 p.m.        Closing Prayer
12:15 p.m.        Lunch
1:30 p.m.          Business Session 3
3:00 p.m.          Break
3:15 p.m.          Business Session 3 (continued)
5:00 p.m.          Closing Prayer
5:15 p.m.          Dinner
7:30 p.m.          Reformation Concert at Grace Lutheran Church


Sunday, October 15

6:45-8:00 a.m.   Breakfast
8:15 a.m.           Worship in convention venue
9:30 a.m.           Break
9:45 a.m.           Business Session 4
12:00 p.m.         Closing Prayer
12:15 p.m.         Lunch
1:30 p.m.           Bible Study
2:15 p.m.           Business Session 5
3:30 p.m.           Break
3:45 p.m.           Business Session 5 (continued)
4:00 p.m.           Exhibits and Bookstore Close
6:00 p.m.           Closing Prayer
6:30 p.m.           Dinner/Banquet
8:30 p.m.           Reception for President and Mrs. Bugbee

Monday, October 16     

6:45-8:00 a.m.   Breakfast
8:15 a.m.           Bible Study
9:00 a.m.           Business Session 6
12:00 p.m.         Adjournment
12:15 p.m.         Lunch