Upcoming Events & Activities


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  • Useful Documents for AGMs

    Below are links to several documents which might be included in annual reports and shared at AGMs.

    a.  Bishop Larry has prepared a letter for AGMs.  Find a link to the letter here.  Contact the synod office at abtsynodoffice@elcic.ca if your would like a word version of this letter.

    b.  Synod Council chairperson, Diaconal Minister Karen Wedman, and synod treasurer, Paul Ellison, have provided a letter for congregations and lay and rostered leaders, including a financial update and the synod budget for 2023.  Access the letter and budget here.  Contact the synod office at abtsynodoffice@elcic.ca if your would like a word version of this letter.

    c.  The Synod Narrative Budget for 2023 is available here.  Please share it with your congregation and consider including it in your annual report.

    d.  A cover for the annual report is provided by the national office and is available for download and printing here.

    Please remember to send an copy of your annual report to the synod office either by email or by Canada Post.

  • 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.

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

                 The March 26 service is hosted by the Southern Area.  We thank Area Dean Jeff Decelle and all who participated for the work which went into providing this service.

    The prerecorded service is available to view or download on the website of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lethbridge.  It can be accessed here.

    A bulletin has been provided and is also accessible on Good Shepherd’s website here.

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

    April 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, February 7, 2023, and Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

    Register here.

Past Events & Activities

  • March 16-18

    Synod Council met at Kuriakos for their annual Spring retreat.


  • Click here to watch a slideshow of Lutheran Care Ministry activities from the past eight months.

    Find more information about Lutheran Care Ministry here.


    Thankful for the ministry of Campus Chaplaincy throughout our Synod…and today for Chaplaincy at the UofA-Augustana Campus, Camrose…Chaplain Craig Wentland, Sara Smith and Student Chaplains…you ROCK.  The “What’s Cookin” fundraiser,  March 5, was outstanding!

  • February Congregational Visits from Bishop Larry

    February 5 at Nazareth, Standard, for the baptism of Orson.

    February 12 at St. Peter’s, Millet for the blessing of the quilts.

  • ELCIC Bishops’ Pilgrimage to Israel

    Bishop Larry travels to Israel in January, a pilgrimage with fellow ELCIC bishops.

    Read more about the trip here.

  • Annual Study Conference  –  January 30 – February 2, 2023

    Canmore Alberta

    Monday night, attendees gathered at St. Michael Anglican Church for Holden Evening Prayer.








    Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Canon Scott Sharman fields questions after a presentation.

    Pastor Laura Holck (Church of the Cross, Calgary) with the youngest attendee.