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Sunday School

10:30 am

Sunday Service

11:30 am

Church Address

204 6a St NE

Calgary, AB T2E 4A5

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What to Expect

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Sunday morning attendance is between 100 and 250 adults. Dress trends are generally fairly casual to business-casual, though you can find anything from jeans and shorts to suits. People are friendly, so don't be afraid to introduce yourself, and remember to stop by our Newcomers table in the foyer.

Service Times

We meet in several buildings and rooms on Sunday morning.  Below are our service times and where each service is located.

Service Start Time Location & Entrance
 Children's Music Ministry  10:15a.m.  St. Johns - Fellowship Hall (Downstairs)
Sunday School - Children 10:30 a.m. St. Johns - Fellowship Hall (Downstairs)
Sunday School - Adults 10:30 a.m.
  • Langevin SchoolGym - Old Testament Overview
  • Langevin School Library - Guidance
  • St. John Luther Hall - Living as a Church
Main Service 11:30 a.m. St. Johns - Sanctuary (Upstairs)

Sunday School

Each Sunday at 10:30 am Sunday School takes place for both Children and Adults. Our last class is usually near the end of June, then we take a summer break and Sunday School resumes after the September long weekend.

We utilize a check-in system for children's classes, so if you have children, you may want to arrive a few minutes earlier to get them checked-in (around 10:15am) and settled in their music ministry class in the Fellowship Hall in the basement and then they will proceed to their respective classes with their teachers from there. Adult Elective Sunday School Classes - two are held across the street in the Langevin School (one in the gym and one in the library) and one is held in the church room called Luther Hall.

Children's Sunday School Classes (Check in Starts at 10:15am, Music Ministry starts at 10:20am and Classes start at 10:30am)

  • Nursery Sunday School (age 2-3) is held in the Nursery Room (in the basement) taught by Ms. Katelyn Toews and Ms. Kate Reti
  • Kindergarten Sunday School (age 4-5) is held in the room next to the nursery and taught by Mrs. Reida Heinrichs
  • Grades 1 - 2 Sunday School (age 6-7) is held on the second floor and is taught by Mrs. Esther Hindle
  • Grades 3 - 5 Sunday School (age 8-10) is held in the Fellowship Hall in the basement and taught by Ms. Makayla Haller and Ms. Madison Haller
  • Youth (age 11-15) - have been attending the Sunday School Elective Class in the Library at Langevin School

Adult Sunday School Electives

During our Spring 2017 Sunday School season, we will be offering three different adult elective classes during the Sunday School hour starting at 10:30am. All are welcome to attend any of the following classes:

  1. Living as the Church - St John's Luther Hall (enter the east doors from the church courtyard)
  2. Old Testament Overview - Langevin School Gym 
  3. Guidnace: Finding and Knowing the Will of God -  Langevin School Library

Main Service

After the Sunday School hour, more people arrive and everyone mingles together, greeting one another like a sort of family reunion.

Once everyone settles into their seats (including children!), we begin our main worship service at 11:30 a.m. with all of our deliberate attention focused upon the living God!

After an opening greeting and a few announcements, one of our elders will begin the worship service by reading from a Scripture text as a summons for us to turn our hearts Godward.

This opening meditation is followed by songs and hymns of praise sung to guitar and/or piano or flute accompaniment. Many of the hymn lyrics are from earlier centuries set to new arrangements. The lyrics are projected on the screen at the front since we do not have printed hymnals available.

After the initial hymns, parents with small children can go downstairs to check their children into the nursery (age 0-2) and catechism class (age 3-5) before the main sermon begins.  Children over the age of 5 are encouraged to join the adults during the main service. 

A message from the Scriptures is given that aims to exposit (i.e. expose, or unpack) what the passage is saying.

We conclude the service with another hymn and a parting benediction.

An easy transition toward informal conversation rounds out our time together.

For anyone not able to attend in person, our main service is streamed live for remote viewing.

Lord's Supper

Our tradition is to "proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (1 Cor 11:23-26) by partaking in the Lord's Supper, remembering the Lord together on the first Sunday of every month at the beginning of the main service preceding the preaching of the Word. All believers are welcome to participate together with us.

Baptisms

It always a joy to observe those who proclaim their union with Christ in his death and resurrection by being baptized (Romans 6:3-5). Our practice is to periodically have a "Baptism Sunday" throughout the year, where we will hear the testimonies from those being baptized during the main service and then will move outside to the church courtyard after the main service is over to observe the administration of the baptisms.

Daily Walk and Community Groups

Throughout the week we seek Christ and live obediently to him in our various callings and settings. In so doing we aim to testify concerning the rule and reign of God in this world by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Smaller groups by region, called "Community Groups", typically meet  bi-weekly as a time of informal prayer, study, fellowship and a family potluck meal together.

To get connected to a community group or to learn more, visit our Community Groups page.

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