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Grief Support Group - Fall 2017

Grief Support Group


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You are not alone as you cope with your loss.  Come and meet others who are going through a similar journey.  Come and learn about your unique grief.  Come and receive help and support.  Come to heal and find hope for the future. 


Dates, Times, Location: Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 12, 19, 26             November  2, 23, 30         December 7, 14

Nose Creek Valley Museum, 1701 Main Street SW, Airdrie

Cost: $25


Register by phone or email.  Phone: 403-912-9013 E-mail: pastor@airdrielutheran.com


You are welcome here!  This group is open to all adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  We welcome people of all religious backgrounds and beliefs.  We welcome people of all races and colours.  We welcome people regardless of ability or disability.  We welcome people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  We welcome YOU!      

This group is facilitated by Darren Dressler, MDiv, MA, CT who is Certified in Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling.  He has also received a Certificate in Death and Grief Studies through the Center for Loss and Life Transition. 

This is a service to our community provided by

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Airdrie



Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4)

Highway Cleanup Campaign


This year's Alberta Highways Cleanup Campaign is Saturday, May 6th. Volunteer Airdrie is looking for up to 60 volunteers to clean 15 km of the QE 2 from the north Airdrie city limit to the CrossIron Mills overpass at Balzac. This is a great opportunity for families, groups and companies to get out together to help cleanup the environment.


Check out the Volunteer Airdrie website for information on signing up.  Click HERE.


Ash Wednesday - March 1, 2017


Join us as we begin the Season of Lent together. 

The service will include hymns, readings, prayers, and the imposition of ashes. 


Breakfast & The Word - February 2017


Join us for breakfast, fellowship, and some reflection on Scripture.


Theology on Tap - January 2017


Join us for this fun and informal time to hang out together, enjoy some good food and drink, and explore what it means to be a Christian in these days.  This session will touch on how we figure out what the Bible means - not just how to translate it, but also what significance passages have.  For example, what does it mean to be the 'salt of the earth,' anyways?  What properties of salt are we to emulate?  We will questiosn like this and also how we consider these things from a Lutheran perspective. 

Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols


Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Join us as we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus in both word and song.  This service will be rich with readings, recitations, and hymns of the season that confess Jesus to be Immanuel, God-with-Us - our Saviour, Redeemer, and Friend.


Service Time: 5:00 PM

Service Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School (1820 1st Ave NW, Airdrie)

Come early to enjoy some shortbread and cider.


To find out more about the origins of this service of lessons and carols, click HERE.


Music for the Season


Martin Luther said, “Next after theology, I give music the highest place and greatest honor.”  Music can take words that enter in our ears and deliver them to our hearts in such a way that our hearts are warmed and our spirits enlivened. 

Each Advent Season we can rejoice in the music that abounds and the special concerts that not only bring us together but also celebrate our Lord Jesus.  Below is information on a few special concerts that you can enjoy:



December 3rd: Airdrie Inter-Denominational Choir and Orchestra presents their 7th annual Christmas performance as they celebrate Jesus, the Light.  Performances are at 2:30pm and 6pm at Airdrie Alliance Church.  Visit http://www.airdriechoir.com/ for more information.




December 9th & 10th: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents Handel’s ‘Messiah.’  This beautiful and profound work will be performed at 7:30 pm each evening at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.  Visit http://calgaryphil.com/event/handels-messiah-2/2016-12-09/ for more information.



December 11th: Airdrie Community Choir presents ‘Singfest 2016’ at 2:30 pm at Bert Church Theatre.  This concert is presented to benefit the Airdrie Lioness Christmas Hamper Program and will feature a variety of guests along with the opportunity for a sing-along during breaks in the performance.  Visit http://www.airdriecommunitychoir.org/ for more information.



Lutheran Church-Canada 2016 Missions Newsletter


Do you wonder what happens with the money you give to Shepherd of the Hills?  Part of it is sent via our District to the national Church body.  They, in turn, use it towards international mission work on behalf of our Church body. 

Read all about the exciting mission work that is happening on your behalf in their annual newsletter. 


Click HERE to read it.


Advent 2016: Mid-Week Gatherings


Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
    Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
    righteous and having salvation is he. (Zechariah 9:9)

Join us this Advent as we come together for a time of prayer and devotion as we celebrate Jesus, our King,

who came in the past and still comes to us today through his Word and Sacraments. 


Children are welcome and will be invited to play in the play structure while the rest of the group spends some time together.  This will be fairly informal and is open to all. 

We have the space from 6:00 pm, so feel free to come early. 



Grief Support Group: November 2016


We welcome you to join us for our open and informal support group.  This is for anyone who has been touched by loss, who would benefit from some caring conversation and from the presence of others who have also been touched by loss, and who would like to also learn more about how to cope with grief and loss. 

You may attend one or all of them.  It's up to you.  Whatever the case, we welcome you to come.  And we are privileged to have the opportunity to come alongside you as your companions in grief in order to provide some compassionate care. 

Please call 403-912-9013 if you have any questions or would like to register. 


Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)