Upcoming Events & Activities

  • Gathering for Retired Rostered Leaders and Spouses, Widows and Widowers

    The annual gathering for retired Rostered Leaders, their spouses, widows and widowers, has been changed to Wednesday, June 21, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.  The gathering will begin at 10:30 AM.

    Register here.

  • Worship Online

    The following congregations invite you to join them online for worship on Sunday morning:

    Church Location Service link additional information
    Mount Zion Edmonton 10:00 AM https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC14j-tmVwCE0O8eS8GxJ1zA
    Hope Calgary 10:00 AM https://www.hopelutheran.ca/ Join livestream or to connect by phone:  Dial 587-328-1099.  Then press 487-608-316#.  Then press # again.
    Our Savior Edmonton 10:00 AM hymn sing https://oslc-oursavior.com/ Join by ZOOM or FACEBOOK
    Our Savior Edmonton 10:30 AM https://oslc-oursavior.com/ Join by ZOOM or FACEBOOK
    Hosanna Edmonton 10:00 AM www.hosannalutheran.ab.ca click LIVESTREAM
    Messiah Camrose 10:30 AM www.messiahcamrose.ca click for LIVESTREAM or YouTube recording
    St Paul’s Ellerslie Edmonton 10:00 AM https://www.stpaulsellerslie.ca/ click for LIVESTREAM
    Holy Spirit Edmonton 10:00 AM https://www.holyspiritlutheran.ca click blue button for LIVESTREAM
    – Inclusive worship.
    Good Shepherd Lethbridge 10:00 AM https://www.youtube.com/@goodshepherdlutheranlethbridge/streams
    First Lutheran Church Calgary 11:00 AM https://www.facebook.com/FirstLutheranChurchCalgary Livestreamed via FACEBOOK
    Advent Lutheran Church Calgary 10:00 AM https://www.adventlutheran.ca/services Livestreamed via ZOOM: click the “Join us…” button on our home page  (Passcode 569693)
    Good Shepherd Red Deer 10:30 AM https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBg3reFTupyzn5oS-kCgow


  • May monthly message for Congregations, Lay and Rostered Leaders.

    June monthly message for Congregations, Lay and Rostered Leaders.


    These gatherings are for anyone in a leadership role (examples might be: on council, synod council, boards or committees, leadership teams, camp boards or in community leadership); all are invited to join.

                                                No gathering for Lay Leaders will take place during the summer months.                                                      Meetings will recommence Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

    Register here.

Past Events & Activities

  • Pastor Prema Samuel, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Life, presided at the Pentecost service for Shepherd of the Hills, Calgary, on May 28, 2023.


    Thank you to St. Paul’s, Ellerslie, for the hospitality and welcome when they hosted the Northern, East Central, and West Central Areas for their annual gathering on April 29.


    Thanks to All Saints, Calgary for hosting the S and SW Area Gathering Saturday, May 27.  A time of learning, conversation and worship.

  • LTS Tour

    Thank you, President Bill Harrison, for your time in our Synod this past week sharing of Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon.  And, thank you Holy Spirit – Edmonton, UofA – Augustana, Camrose, Good Shepherd – Red Deer, and Hope – Calgary for hosting these gatherings.


  • Service of Closure for Unity, Medicine Hat

    On Sunday, May 14, 2023, Bishop Larry led Unity, Medicine Hat, in their final service.

  • Farewell for Pastor Janice Whitelock

    Bishop Larry attended a gathering at Spirit of Grace, Brooks, on Saturday, May 13, a farewell celebration for Janice Whitelock on her retirement.

    Pictured above:  Michael Whitelock, Pastor Janice Whitelock, and Bishop Larry.

  • Installation of Pastor Daryle NiedermayerSaturday, May 13, 2023, Rev. Prema Samuel, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Life, installed Pastor Daryle Niedermayer at Mount Zion, Edmonton.

  • Smudging Ceremony

    May 7-10, 2023

    Coffee Felllowship

    Bishop Larry met with BC Rostered Leaders and Bishop Kathy Martin at the BC Study Conference, Loon Lake, BC.

    +Larry with Pastor Ingrid Cramer-Doerschel (St. Mark’s Lutheran, Vancouver)
    +Larry with Pastor Barbara Groote (Christ, Kelowna)
  • During the spring months of 2022, Bishop Larry initiated a Listening Exercise across our Synod.

    Find details about the exercise in this letter to congregations and lay and rostered leaders from Synod Council Chair Karen Wedman.

    Read the brief synopsis of the Listening Exercise.

    View the brief synopsis in Powerpoint form.

    Access the complete Summary Report of the Listening Exercise.

  • Thankful for the Saturday, May 27 meeting with Pastor Peter Chau and many from the Lutheran Fellowship gathering as they discern the formation of a congregational ministry in Calgary.



    April 12, the Synod delegation to Colombia in July met for the first time to begin preparations for the journey this summer.  Pictured are all twelve participants:

    L to R:   front- Ava Hendricksen (Hosanna, Edmonton), Trish Hoeppner (Ascension, Edmonton), Kathy McHan (St. Peter’s, Millet); middle-  Bishop Larry, Beth Hendricksen (Hosanna, Edmonton), Rev. Dr. James Hendricksen (Hosanna, Edmonton), Diane Primeau (Trinity, Grande Prairie); back-  Rev. Markus Wilhelm (Glory, Sherwood Park); screens clockwise from top left-   Rev. AnnE Zimmerman (Lakeland, Cold Lake), Cathy Kochendorfer (Trinity, Edmonton), Mark Heinen (Good Shepherd, Lethbridge), Rev. Dr. Bill Harrison (Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon SK)

    Please remember these individuals and their congregations in your prayers for safe travel and open hearts, and remember the people and churches of Colombia and IELCO who will be hosting this delegation.