Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (Calgary, Alberta)

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Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (Calgary, Alberta)

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The Alberta-British Columbia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod established a mission in southeast Calgary in 1986. The first meeting of what would become the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd was held in December of that year. The following year the congregation appealed for a mission developer and Rev. Murv Kentel of St. Matthew, Stony Plain, answered their call. He was supported in this mission by the Wetaskiwin and Calgary circuits. The congregation used the Deer Run Elementary School for twenty-one months until they purchased property in December of 1987. The Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd congregation officially organized in April 1988 and called Rev. Kentel as their pastor before joining the newly formed Lutheran Church-Canada. The ground breaking for their new church was held in 1989 and the congregation moved to worship in the nearby Don Bosco School to watch over and assist in the construction which involved 3100 volunteer hours on the project. The church was dedicated in May 1990.

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