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Lutheran churches in Nova Scotia are located only in Lunenburg County and in the Halifax Regional Municipality. In New Brunswick they are to be found in Fredericton, New Denmark, and Saint John. Since the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada are churches in full communion, you may want to locate an Anglican Church in other areas of the Atlantic Provinces.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Halifax
The nearest Lutheran church to the Dalhousie campus is the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, located at the corner of Windsor and Allan Streets. The pastor is Rev. Dr. Kimber McNabb. Worship is on Sundays at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is offered weekly, and everyone is invited who for any reason wants to participate. There is a coffee hour after the morning service where students mingle. If you need directions or a drive, give the chaplain a call. Enter by the door on Allan Street. Dress is casual, and the service is informal in style although traditional Lutheran worship forms and hymns are used. All age groups are represented in the congregation, with a range of ethnicities, and there is a lively group of children who are present in worship. There are occasions of fellowship throughout the year, especially at Christmas, Valentine's, and Easter. Students are welcome in this church, and they are welcome to participate in the ongoing life of the church. Some students have become lectors, members of the choir, members of the church council, or in other activities that match their individual talents and time.
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Grace Lutheran Church in Colby Village
This church is located at 40 Caldwell Road in Colby Village, is the nearest church to the Akerley Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College. The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. with Holy Communion weekly. The pastor if Rev. Bill McIntyre. Fellowship follows the service and takes the form of mission outreach projects to Lutheran World Relief, to leprosy needs, etc. Grace Lutheran reaches out to the community through its support of the Metro Food Bank, including the Food Bank at the Akerley Campus; by making warm hats for the Out-of-the-Cold program; and by making "fire quilts" for those who lose their homes and possessions in fires.
Our Saviour Church in Dartmouth
Located in downtown Dartmouth at 255 Portland Street, this is the church nearest to the Waterfront Campus of the Nova Scotia Community Colleges. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and services conclude by 11:45. Holy Communion is celebrated at each service. A vibrant and enthusiastic choir leads the singing. A fellowship follows the service on the last Sunday of the month. The pastor is Rev. Stephen Croft. A Bible study is held each Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church (LC-C)
Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, located at 2756 Swaine Street just off of Chebucto Road, is the Lutheran Church - Canada congregation in Halifax. The Sunday Service is at 9 a.m. with Holy Communion weekly. Bible Study follows each Service and there is also weekly private confession and absolution. The pastor is Rev. Mark L. Smith. Service dates are posted on the website. The website also contains an archive of the Worship Services.
St. Paul the Apostle Anglican Church is an Anglican congregation deeply committed to the needs of all members of the St. FX community. They eagerly anticipate the beginning of the school year when new students find their way to their church. Several families in the congregation often invite students into their homes for meals and offer rides when needed. The Sunday worship at 11 am is casual and relaxed, following the form of the Book of Alternative Services. They are always open to new and creative ways to worship and welcome your involvement and input. There are opportunities to take part in the music ministry, church and parish councils, and teaching Sunday School. On campus, the priest holds office hours in Bloomfield Centre. There is a small group of students on campus who are currently seeking ways to gather together for discussion and special events. The church is located at 94 Church Street. You can learn more about St. Paul's at their website.
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Nova Scotia Community College students in the Bridgewater area are welcome at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. St. Paul's has two Sunday morning services. The service of Celebration and Praise at 9 a.m. is a contemporary service with a more traditional service at 11 a.m. The service during July and August is at 10 a.m. The church is located at 25 Phoenix Street. The pastor is Rev. Paul Jensen.
Daily worship is held on Monday through Friday during the academic year in Acadia University's Manning Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are held at 7 p.m. The chaplain is Rev. Tim McFarland.
The church in Fredericton is St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church. Students from Saint Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick are always welcome at 1039 Regent Street. The church is located in Luther Place which is quite near the UNB campus, just a block down Regent Street. The worship space is at the end of the building nearest Regent Street. The congregation is a small but friendly group of Christians from all races and all walks of life. The Sunday morning service is at 11 a.m. with fellowship following the service. Sunday School is held at the same hour.
Moncton and Sackville
Students studying in Moncton and area at any of the universities or colleges, Universite de Moncton, Crandall University, New Brunswick Community College, etc., are encouraged to contact Rev. Lidvald Haugen-Strand. Pastor Lidvald is a Lutheran pastor who will be able to advise you on finding a place to worship in the Moncton area.
The Chapel at Mount Allison University offers denominationally-inclusive worship to the students. The Chapel is located at the heart of the campus. Services are on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. during the academic year. The pastor is Rev. John Perkin.
St. Paul's Anglican Church. Lutherans are in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada, and you may want to visit and worship at St. Paul's Anglican Church. St. Paul's, a beautifully-shaped brown structure with buttresses, is located opposite the Mount Allison Swan Pond at 125 Main Street. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m.
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