"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you" 1 Peter 5:6

    "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you" 1 Peter 5:6

    Welcome to the Lutheran Church of the Master

    In the famous words of Psalm 121 we hear the question of our hearts, "I lift my eyes to the hills; where is my help to come from?"  Such a good question.  Where?  The season of lent draws our attention to Jesus on top of two such hills.  The story of Jesus's path to the cross begins on top of a mountain.  From there he decends back down to the people, to the crowds, the parade, the courts.  Eventually he climbs another hill where he is placed on a cross for all to see, and he dies. 

    It is a perplexing and a haunting story.  

    Through out Lent and Holy Week we take the time to ponder and pray about this hill that Jesus dies on.  What does it mean?  Jesus would have well known Psalm 121, and likely recited it as he looked to the mountains around him.  "My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth."

    In Jesus we see the power of God.  Through the Lenten practices of 1) giving up stuff, 2) being generous and 3) setting time apart for prayer we challange ourselves to trust in God in the way of Jesus.

    At Lutheran Church of the Master, we cherish Jesus' Way of inviting us into a deeper relationship with ourselves, with God and with our neighbours.  You are welcome to join us.  

    Pastor Tim Wray


    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    March 26th

    Worship Service
    11:00 AM

    Zoom Connection for this Worship Service.  Click here to JOIN

    Bulletin for Sunday March 26th, click HERE 
    Kid's Corner, click HERE (Bulletin & Activity Page) (sorry link is not working)


        There will not be a Lenten Supper / Service on Thursday March 30th.


        Holy Week Dates - Palm/Passion Sunday 11 am, Maundy Thursday (April 6th) Soup 6 pm and Service 7 pm, Good Friday (April 7th) 11 am, Easter Sunday Brunch (April 9th) 9 am, Holy Communion 11 am


        A Special Request from SWARM!   Bohdan and Anastasia and their sons Danilo (15) and Matvii (9) need a place to stay when they arrive in Calgary on APRIL 12th. They escaped to Slovakia and have been sheltered by the Lutheran church there for a few months. They need some temporary accommodation while they get settled in our city and find their own place to live. SWARM will assist with the settlement tasks. Can you help? For more info contact us at calgaryswarm@gmail.com


        The sermon for this coming Sunday, March 12th was prepared and shared by Rev. Tim Wray who serves Lutheran Church of the Master in Airdrie, ABThe YouTube link for direct sharing and posting online is available here: https://youtu.be/U0mfh_8Ow54


        Welcome, to all the new and exisiting Secret Sisters.  Now our work begins you become your Secret Sisters silent prayer partner and secret enourager for a year.  Securing reminders that Sister is about encouraging, supporting, and enriching one another in prayer, as well as providing reminders that they are loved.  

        During the year we suggest:
        - Encourage your Sister by sending cards, notes or a small gift periodically throughout the year
        - Keep her a secret and don't let anyone else know who she is


        The following notification is being sent from the Synod office on behalf of Bishop Larry March 2, 2023.

        The Edmonton & District Council of Churches (EDCC) calls on churches and church members across the province to join with Pastor Michael Van Boom, animator of the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative,  to work towards an end to homelessness.  Van Boom is promoting a provincial housing rally on March 24, 2023. 

        Read a letter of invitation here:  https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2363dbe4-a0a9-3332-b82f-756b8a25ebff Please consider joining efforts in your area which promote an end to homelessness.


        Bishop Larry invites lay and rostered leaders to join him in a Synod-wide online Bible study: each Tuesday in Lent beginning February 27th at 9:00am or 7:00pm.

        In her book Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine examines how the people at the crosseach have distinct roles to play in the Gospels. For each, Jesus has a particular meaning and message and from each, we learn how those meanings and messages cross the centuries to any who would come to the cross today. Join us for six 75-minute sessions to meet and learn from those who were witnesses at the cross.

        Find information and register here:  https://form.jotform.com/230106407903244


        Camp Kuriakos offers Zoom Bible Study every Wednesday 9am, Jan. 18th to March 8th, lead by Rev. Dr. Deborah Ann Taylor. Register and full details at this link   https://kuriakos.ab.ca/programs/adults#text-4045603 



        This is a prayer that Pastor Tim shared with us a few weeks ago I thought is worth noting.  It makes us refect on our own lives on what is really important, and what we have the power to change in order to know Christ better. 

        "Lord do not let us do more if in doing less we might do it better. Do not let us acquire more if in living with less we might know you better. Forgive us for equating quantity with quality, wealth with security and applause with popularity. Teach us to amend our ways, lest we miss the baby in the manger, the lad in the carpenters shop, the teacher on the hill side and the Christ on the cross."

        Do you sometimes have difficulty with finding the right words when Praying.  Here are some examples to guide you as you pray for individuals recovering from surgery, hospice care, undergoing treatment or testing, recent diagnosis, for those facing illness, and time of conflict and crisis.  Click  HERE for some examples. These prays can also be found on ELCIC's website.


        The Russian military assault on Ukraine threatens peace in Europe and indeed the whole world.  This urgent and evolving crisis requires the attention and solidarity of the global Christian community. Click HERE for full details.

        • Make a designated offering donation for "Ukraine Appeal" through any ELCIC congregation.
        • Call CLWR at 1-800-661-2597 to donate by credit card or go online here
        • Send a cheque payable to CLWR, mailing it to CLWR 600-177 Lombard Avenue Winnipeg MB R3B 0W5.  Please indicate that you wish to contribute to the "Ukraine Appeal". 


        Offering We are grateful for the continued financial support for our ministry.  
        Checks can be mailed or dropped off in the black box by the administration office.  
        Pre-authorized payments are also available. 
        Email: Lcotmater@gmail.com for the form.

        Online through Canada Helps Click here to DONATE ONLINE


        Worship Team Schedule
        Clink here to view: SCHEDULE

        Contact information:
        Website: lcmairdrie.com
        Email: lcotmaster@gmail.com
        Pastor Tim Wray: 780-216-9729
        Administration office: 403-948-3567


        • Weekly Updates


          Weekly Update - March 26

          March 24, 2023
          1. Recurring Dates & Notices

          2.   Membership at LCM

          3.  NO Lenten Soup Supper on March 30th

          4.  Compost Workshop

          5.  Holy Week Dates

          6.  A Special Request from SWARM!

          7.  Missed a Service?

        • Camp Kuriakos


          Camp Kuriakos - March 26th

          March 24, 2023
          1. Opportunities for Congregations!

          2.  Kuriakos Gathers Together Annual Fundraiser

          3.  Revew Spirit for Women Conference

          4.  The Way of Christ April 13-16

          5.  Kuriakos Needs your Help!

          6.  Weekly Bible Study