Worship at Good Shepherd is open to all with some Public Health restrictions. 
Our recommendation:
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been on international travel (includes the U.S.) in the past 14 days, or has had close contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days is asked not to attend church services.
 -Those 12 years and older have been vaccinated at least once.
During Services: 
-wear face masks
– distance inside and outside the church building,
-hand sanitize upon entering the building and before Holy Communion,
-enter through the  main door
-exit through the side door at the front of the sanctuary.
Worship at Good Shepherd will be live-streamed; join us on YouTube at 10:30 am Sundays


September 5 – Worship at Good Shepherd resumes without restrictions provided there is no return to restrictions in the province.  

On  September 12, 2021, you can look forward to a special celebration of reopening as well as a return to Sunday School, Confirmation and other programming. We will also have a service of remembrance and grieving to remember all the loses we have had with no opportunity to grieve as a community.
These restrictions may still be in place
  • Only every other row of pews will be available for seating. These will be marked. You may sit with another cohort family.
  • There will be a place for depositing your offering at entrance to the sanctuary. You are still welcome to send your offerings as we did during this past year through e-transfer, automated withdrawals, or mail.
  • Movement in the foyer and in the Sanctuary will be directed by our ushers.
  • There will not be a Coffee time following worship, at least for the time being.

Worship notes:

  • Share the peace with a wave, a nod, a bow or other method that doesn’t involve physical touch. No hugging (sorry huggers!)
  • No hymn books will be available in the pews.
  • The washrooms in the foyer will be open for use. Simply exit through the sanctuary door to the foyer, and be sure to sanitize your hands before and after you have used the washroom.
  • Holy Communion will be celebrated. You will receive instructions during the service.
  • Children will not be asked to come to the front for the children’s message.
  • We exit the worship area after the service out the front exit doors in the sanctuary. Conversation and hellos can happen outside in the parking lot, but remember to observe the 2m distance.
  • For those in wheelchair or unable to manage the steps at the front exit, please wait and an usher will direct you back out the front entrance.


For the ongoing safety of all of our people, these further guidelines are important.

  • We will be live-streaming our worship, so if you do not want your face broadcast on our YouTube site, don’t stop your participation. Simply sit out of the camera lines.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been on international travel (includes the U.S.) in the past 14 days, or has had close contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, is asked not to attend church services.
  • Those with underlying medical conditions should be aware that, although risks are diminishing, they are still entering a risk area by joining in the in-person worship.

Though the safety procedures may seem stringent compared to the province’s planned summer opening, our council (and reopening committee) would still stress some caution in keeping all our members safe.

When has the prospect of life as “normal” ever felt like such a blessing? May we come upon that feeling soon. In some ways we will never operate the same again. May we also see what great opportunity comes from this past year. God bless the lessons we learn.

Peace in Christ,

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Council

Reopening Committee

Pastor John

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Red Deer is videoing services and posting on our own YouTube space at: Good Shepherd YouTube Services

Check out the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on Facebook (the one with the church picture in snow).
Sunday Worship Services
will be at 10:30am
with Holy Communion at all Services
Sunday School
(when resumed)
will be at 9:30am
(September to May except holiday Sundays)
Hebrews 10: 24-25  “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”  NIV