Lac la Biche

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.

Synod-Wide Reformation Service

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.

Ponder Anew Brooks Calgary Red Deer

                              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.

Installation of Pastor Dave Melax

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.

Epiphanytide Planning


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.