Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church-Canmore, Alberta became an official "family of faith" in 1984. Lutheran services had previously been held in the Banff-Canmore area during the summer months. In 1982 retired Pastor David Schaeffer began conducting Sunday worship services throughout the year. Pastor Mel Wolters became the first full-time pastor of Shepherd of the Valley. In the 1990's Pastor Philip Jorgensen spearheaded the construction of our present sanctuary which was dedicated in 1994 and is located by the Canmore Hospital.
Our Ministry: We preach Christ and Him crucified, the Good News of healing salvation through the cross and resurrection of God's only-begotten Son Jesus Christ. We administer the gifts of God's Holy Sacraments for the forgiveness of sins. At Sunday Services we focus on welcoming guests and visitors from all over the world, inviting them to worship with us whenever they are in our beautiful mountain area.
We look forward to welcoming you for worship, Sundays at 10:00 a.m.