3104 - 34th Ave NW, Calgary, AB     (403) 284-1342

Sundays 10:15am & Wednesdays 6:30pm

Worship Times

Foothills and the COVID-19 crisis


Dear people, loved by God:

The Elders, having considered the recent announcements from the government regarding gatherings in these days of the COVID-19 epidemic have determined that it is in the best interest of our congregation to cancel our Sunday services until further notice. This will also apply to our Lenten services (and potentially our Holy Week services) as well.


Beginning March 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm our Lenten service will be live streamed  on the Facebook page, Foothills Lutheran Church. We encourage you to join us for this service.

We will also be streaming Sunday services at 10:15 am, and at all regular scheduled service times. Please remember that there is no service at the church. We also hope that you will remember that the financial needs of the church continue. Your support is much appreciated.

This is so difficult, because we do need the blessings that come from our gathering around the Word. We need the blessings and spiritual care of the church in times like this, when people are afraid and confused. Yet, as we know from the Catechism, regarding the Fifth Commandment:

You shall not murder.
What does this mean?
We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need. (Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation)

As we look to the whole COVID-19 crisis, we need the care that we provide for one another, and the fellowship we share as brothers and sisters in Christ. But as we know from the commandment, our care for one another means that we do everything within our power to protect one another from a virulent and potentially fatal disease.

That is why we are making this hard decision to cancel our worship together. I pray that this will be a very short term issue, but we will not know that for at least a few weeks. Until the ban on gatherings is lifted; until it is deemed safe, we will not be meeting together in regular worship.

Past sermons are presently available on the site now. If you forgot the website address, it is

Pastor Bode