Judy has an extensive background in music, from teaching youth singers to being an opera Mezzo Soprano, and everything in between. She has degrees and diplomas from Del Mar College and Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; & University of Calgary.
Rev. Mike Jones Interim Minister and Pastor from September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Many Thanks for your work and ministry over the past 8 months
Joanne works part-time in the church office. She is a full-time mom with four children. Please contact her with any church questions. Currently the church is closed for all events and rentals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ØA warm receptionA friendly, intimate atmosphere A sense of belongingSpiritual integrity Worship that will carry you through the weekAn opportunity to learn, serve and growAchurchfamilyrootedinhistorywhileliving inthepresentwhereunityischerished, diversity is celebrated and love is life
What can you expect when you come to Good Shepherd Church?
WhatdotheMoravian symbols mean?
What is the Moravian Church?TheMoravianChurchisamainline Protestantdenominationwithmorethan fivehundredyearsofhistory.Founded beforetheLutheran,Presbyterian,or Methodist churches.Click on Jon Huss for history details
Communion Service “Do this in remembrance of me”Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month and on special occasions. Good Shepherd Church practices “Open Communion” - all believers of Jesus Christ are welcome to take part; church membership is not required. If you wish to receive communion please rise or come forward when the elements are served. Children are welcome to participate provided they understand the meaning of the service. This is left to the discretion of the parents and in conversation with the pastor.
Worship includes:• Praise songs with guitar accompaniment • Traditional hymns accompanied by digital piano • A variety of special music - singing or instruments • A Scripture-based message for today’s society • Coffee and snacks following in the fellowship room
We offer a practical approach to life that emphasizes Christian faith, hope and love encouraging a rich, full life in faith.
On December 24th Good Shepherd Church has one service at 6 PM. The service begins by lighting of the Christ Candle, followed by biblical readings, singing carols, and the minister’s message. Candles that were made two weeks before are handed out, lit, then the sanctuary lights are turned off to see the glowing candles. Two Moravian songs are sung followed by the final carols.
Sunrise Service at Nose Hill Park - dress warmly, bring a friend even your dog is welcome (14th St & 64th Ave NW - parking & short walk)6:30-ishAMSundayApril12th,2020 at 14th St NW parking area @ 64 AveHot Breakfast at Good Shepherd Church - Fellowship Room (HOT coffee, juice, fruit, baking and all shared with warm fellowship)Sunday Communion Service at 10:00 AMAll are welcome for any or all three events
Bring in item donations. Stay & eat lunch and take away many gems for your house or man cave … Proceeds go to Good Shepherd’s local outreach programsThank you for your supportRemaining Clothing Goes To The Diabetes Association. All Other Items Go To TheInterfaith Thrift Store
Ourcongregationisfullofloving,caringpeoplewhohelpandcareforeachother everyday.TheShepherdGroupwasformedtoaddtowhatmembersarealready doing.EachShepherdhasanumberofcongregationmemberswithwhomtheytryto keepintouchwithonaregularbasis,sometimestochatorpassoninformationabout church events. Contact Shirley Klockowwith any questions, concerns, or comments.
Prayer Tree Chain
ThereisadedicatedgroupatGoodShepherdmembersthatpray fortheconcernsofmembersandfriends.Tomakearequest,call thePrayerLineat403-272-2494orPrayerTreeCoordinator,Joan Altenhof. All requests are confidential.
The GSC Book CLub meets every4th Wednesday morning at 10:30AM in the Fellowship Room. Contact Ethel Campbell.
Meet the third Friday of the monthSeptembertoAprilat1:00PM.Open to ALL seniors in the neighbourhood and congregation. Invite a neighbour and join us for an afternoon of conversation, snacks and entertainment. For more information contact the church office
Spiritual Direction Group
Havingaspiritualcompanioncanbebeneficialtohelpcreateasacredspace wherewemoreeffectivelyinteractwithGod.GSChastwospiritualdirection groups.Theymeetvia InternetonthefirstTuesdayeveningofthemonthandthe second Wednesday morning. If you are interested please contact the office
Guys with God —Meet in the Fellowship Room on the 3rd Saturday morningofthe month between September and May at 9:30 AM. It’s a time for men to share stories and journey in faith together comradery, prayer and guy time (which we need). Due to Pastor Rick’s retirement Augusr 31, 2019 the group is NOT meeting.
Women of all ages meet in the sanctuary on the thirdTuesdaynightof the month at 7:00PM for a variety of activities. This fellowship also organizes a variety of events throughout the year. Currently there are no meetings planned. Watch this space and calendar for updates.
The Bible Study (when offered)is usually held Friday afternoons at 1:00 PM, exceptfor the third Friday of each month when the Senior Social Fellowship is held. Bring a friend! Contact the office
Youth GroupThe youth play an important part in putting kits together, Sunday service, music, and events. Currently all the teens have graduated.
Some community outreach activities at Good Shepherd ChurchCollected work gloves for Drop-In-Center(DIC) in recognition of Labour DaySing at the Correctional Centre and retirement homes at ChristmasCollect winter socks for the DIC
Homeless Awareness Day supportBags of winter clothing and bedding are donated to the Calgary Drop-In Centre.
Specialty bags and kits distributionBirthday Gift Bags for Food Bank children.SWAT (Summer Weather Accessories Tote) for The Mustard Seed Street Ministry.Christmas Backpacks with hand made Christmas card for women and men at DIC.WEST (Women’s Emergency Shelter Tote) for NC Community Resource CentreEasterGiftBagswithhandmadeEastercardforFoodBankDepotsatGood ShepherdandHuntingtonHillsResourceCentre.Thereislotsofcommunity support especially from the Beddington Coop store - Thanks all.
Rajpur Foster Parents ProjectFivefamiliesplusourGSCcongregationsupportstudentsinRajpur India.OurmonthlyBirthdayBoxcontributionshelptosupportour congregational foster child, Ashish SinghWeallliketocelebratebirthdays.AtGoodShepherdwe celebratebirthdaysalittledifferently.OnthelastSunday service of the month thecongregationisaskedwhohas hadabirthdaythatmonth.Thesepeoplestandatthefrontofthechurch; saytheirname,theirdayofbirth,andwheretheywereborn.Inthiswaywe gettoknoweachother.Moreimportantly,insteadofgettingapresent,thebirthdaypeople givemoneytothankGodforbeingbornandthesefundsgotoourfosterchildinIndia, Ashish. at the Moravian Institute in Rajpur. AshishwasborninShimla,India.Hehasatwinbrotherandanoldersister.Thechildren andtheirmotherliveattheirgrandparentshomeastheirfatherisnotaround.Their mother is a “daily wage labourer” which doesn’t provide for the needs of the children.We feel blessed to be a blessing to this family!
TheMoravianInstitutewasestablishedin1963byBrEliyahPhunthsogwhilsthewas undertakingtherevisionoftheNewTestamentinTibetanfor theBibleSocietyofIndiainDehraDundistrict.Duringthistime hemetTibetanrefugeeswhohadjustfledfromtheirhomeland acrosstheHimalayas.Whathasblossomedovertheyearshas become TheMoravianInstituteinvolvingaschool,ahosteland a vocational training program.
StarMountainRehabilitationCenterMost people are not aware that the Moravian Church does mission work in the Middle East. Star Mountain was originally a leper colony which has been developed into a first class facility for people with and without disabilities.
The 2020 Unity Prayer Day Offering will be for erecting a church and national head quarters building in Kigali, Rwanda. This will ensure the continued existence of the Moravian Church (8,000 members in 35 congregations).Special envelopes marked “Unity Offering” will be available in the bulletin to receive your offering each Sunday of March. It is our desire to support our brothers and sisters as we journey in faith together. Thank you.
The Moravian Board of World Mission is active around the world from earthquakes to huricanes to drinking water and schools
Since the beginning of the Moravian Church over 560 years ago music has played an important part in singing and playing of instruments. Good Shepherd continues that tradition today with its choir, special music during a service, and at special events. The choir is under the musical direction of the multi talented Judy Buzogany. Michael Funk is piano accompanist for the choir (right).
Due to Covid-19 virus the Choir is not practicing until further notice