Upcoming Events & Activities

  • Annual Study Conference


    January 30 – February 2, 2023

    Canmore Alberta

    Information is available here.  Register here.  Register children here.


  • If you missed Part I, you can watch it here.

    Register for Part II here.

    Explore the website here.

  • 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.


    Join with others from across the Synod for worship on the last Sunday of each month.  Services are provided in turn by the 5 areas of the Synod in order to give respite and an opportunity for worship to pastors, worship leaders, and those who offer technical support for the congregation.

    A Christmas Day service  will be hosted by the Northern Area.  The pre-recorded service, a bulletin, and the text for the sermon will be posted here during the week prior to the service.

    Please consider joining as a congregation, gathered with friends and family, or from your own home.






    Watch the video here!

    Read a letter from the Synod Campus Ministry Team!

    Consider supporting Campus Ministry in our Synod!

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

    November 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.

    Next meetings are Tuesday, December 6, 2022 and Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

    Register here.

Past Events & Activities

  • Lord of Glory – Lac la Biche










    Bishop Larry visited Lord of Glory at Lac la Biche on Sunday, December 4, 2022, for the dedication of their new church home.


    From left to right in photo at lower right: Pastor Calvin Skriver (formerly served at Lord of Glory), Pastor Phil Hink (interim), Deaconess Julie Hink (interim), Bishop Larry.

  • 2022 ABT Youth Gathering – November 25-27 at Mulhurst Camp:  RECLAIM+REBUILD+RECREATE 


    Find more pictures on the website from this event under Our Ministries/Youth Ministry Team.


    Watch a brief video of the gathering.








    If you missed the Planning for Epiphany workshop on November 6th, the recording is accessible here.  Other resources from this workshop are available on the synod website.  Look for Our Ministries/Ministry Teams/Worship and the Arts to view the chat thread.  Watch there for the powerpoint soon to be posted.
  • Synod-Wide Reformation Service – October 30, 2022

    Thank you to all who participated in the service and to Hosanna Lutheran (Edmonton) for hosting,

    Watch the service here.

  • Retreat for Candidates for Ministry and the Synod Candidacy Committee

    October 27-28, candidates for ministry met with the ABT Synod Candidacy Committee at Mulhurst Camp.

  •                               November Synod Youth Event T-Shirts Presented at Ponder Anew 

    Bishop Larry presented t-shirts to three Synod members who attended Ponder Anew events in October:  to Pastor Jeff Decelle (Unity, Medicine Hat), whose sons look forward to getting their own t-shirts at the Synod Youth Event, November 25-27,  to Miriam W. (Church of the Master, Airdrie) , who will be old enough to attend next year’s event (can you tell she can’t wait?)  and to Una Larsen (Good Shepherd, Red Deer), Pastor Dave’s mom, who might go to the event now that she has a t-shirt!

    Recipients of t-shirts at the events November 4-6 in Camrose, Edmonton, and Grande Prairie:

    Shae Belanger (Scandia, Armena),  Rev. Dave Friesen (Calvary, La Glace and St. John, Woking), Rev. Richard Reimer (LCM Edmonton)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thank you to all who attended the Ponder Anew events across the Synod.  Bishop Larry and Treasurer Paul Ellison had an adventure trying to fly to the Grande Prairie event:  due to IT problems with WestJet, they spent over 12 hours in the Calgary airport and never did make it to Grande Prairie.

    If you missed these events, it is not too late to sign up for the online event.  Registration is available here.  A recorded version of the presentations made at the Ponder Anew events will be available on the synod website at a later date.

  • Bishop Larry and Pastor Beryl St. Germain at Good Shepherd Lutheran – Sunday, October 23, 2022.

  • Bishop Larry visited St. Paul’s Ellerslie on October 2, 2022.

  • Installation of Rev. Dave Melax – October 2, 2022

    Rostered leaders joined Ascension Lutheran and Lord and Life Lutheran on October 2, 2022, at Ascension, for the installation of Rev. Dave Melax as pastor of the new ministry partnership between the two Edmonton congregations.
    May God richly bless Pastor Dave and this new partnership.