Welcome to Good Shepherd Community Church Calgary (Moravian). A congregation caring for our community!
- Good Shepherd Church is STILL closed, sorry - Church Office Is Open- Food Bank Closed- All church groups and meetings are cancelled- Renters please check with your organizerMore details when available
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St. Thomas Virgin Islands Choir 2016
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May the Lord bless you and keep youMay the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.Numbers 6:24-26 NSRV
Since Covid-19 arrived in March I have been working straight through on video recording, editing, and web meeting duties in addition to the website re-organizing and updates. After 16 weeks I am stepping back from some of those duties to rest and recuperate for the autumn.There is a list of site requests to do and will work on them as time permitsRight now the church needs someone to do video recording and editing part time over the summer. This is a volunteer job. Contact me if you are interested.A prayerful thanks for everyones support. I am here just not everywhere.Sincerely Spidey Dave
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.
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.
Pastor Matt has been an ordained minister for 12 years. He came to Good Shepherd after serving 10 years at Heimtal Moravian Church in Edmonton on May 1, 2020. Although born in the United States he met and married a nice Canadian girl after moving to Edmonton. They have two young children.
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
We’re on Bus Routes 2, 4, 5
Due to Corvid-19 Virus conditions the spring Garage Sale has been postponed until Autumn 2020 - details to follow
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.
TheGSCBookCLubmeetsevery4thWednesdaymorningat10:30AM in the Fellowship Room. Contact Ethel Campbell.
MeetthethirdFridayofthemonthSeptembertoAprilat1:00PM.OpentoALL seniorsintheneighbourhoodandcongregation.Inviteaneighbourandjoinus foranafternoonofconversation,snacksandentertainment.Formore 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
GuyswithGod—MeetintheFellowshipRoomonthe3rdSaturday morningofthemonthbetweenSeptemberandMayat9:30AM.It’satime formentosharestoriesandjourneyinfaithtogethercomradery,prayer andguytime(whichweneed).DuetoPastorRick’sretirementAugusr31, 2019 the group is NOT meeting.
WomenofallagesmeetinthesanctuaryonthethirdTuesdaynightofthe monthat7:00PMforavarietyofactivities.Thisfellowshipalsoorganizesa varietyofeventsthroughouttheyear.Currentlytherearenomeetings planned. Watch this space and calendar for updates.
TheBibleStudy(whenoffered)isusuallyheldFridayafternoons at1:00PM,exceptforthethirdFridayofeachmonthwhenthe 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