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Greet­ings & Salu­ta­tions! Here’s what’s new this week in the Stan­dard Com­mu­nity… The Vil­lage of Stan­dard would like to warmly wel­come our new In­ten­tional In­terim Pas­tor at the Nazareth Lutheran Church! Get to know Pas­tor Greg & his fam­ily in his own words;

“Greet­ings to all! My name is Greg Smith, and I am the new In­ten­tional In­terim Pas­tor at Nazareth Lutheran Church. My fam­ily and I moved to Cal­gary from On­tario in Septem­ber, and our home base is in Ev­er­green, but we will stay at the Manse on a part-time ba­sis. We are so thank­ful to be a part of the warm and wel­com­ing com­mu­nity in Stan­dard. Some of my favourite times in my over 25 years of min­istry were when I was an In­terim Pas­tor in In­di­ana, so I look for­ward to the 18-24 months I’ll spend with the fine folks here. My hours in Stan­dard will usu­ally be a min­i­mum of Tues­days (in­clud­ing overnight), Thurs­days (in­clud­ing overnight), and Sun­days. Ex­cep­tions to this will be if there is a Clus­ter meet­ing else­where, or if our fam­ily has an event that I need to at­tend. I am hop­ing the weather will be co­op­er­a­tive for my com­mute! I cer­tainly like the fact that there is a pit-stop Star­bucks along the way. Our fam­ily con­sists of my­self, my wife of 15 years, Jo­ce­lyn, Keltie (7), and Seth (al­most 7), along with my grown daugh­ters from my first mar­riage: Me­gan (28), Emily (26), and Rachel (23). My older daugh­ters still live in the States, where I am from, and we may use some of my va­ca­tion time to make vis­its to them. Keltie is a vi­brant, life-loving, pas­sion­ate girl in Grade 2. Seth is a funny, smart, spunky boy in Grade 1. They are both en­joy­ing their new school, and we are so grate­ful for their easy tran­si­tion. Jo­ce­lyn is orig­i­nally from New Brunswick. She works as an Epi­cure Con­sul­tant, teach­ing free Cook­ing Classes and sells spices and cook­ware. She also teaches on­line ESL classes to chil­dren in China. She en­joys Man­ning: “God loves you un­con­di­tion­ally, as you are and not as you should be, be­cause no­body is as they should be.” I love hear­ing peo­ple’s faith sto­ries be­cause there is a sa­cred­ness in be­ing let into their lives this way. I am look­ing for­ward to jour­ney­ing along­side the peo­ple of Nazareth as they dis­cern their fu­ture and con­nect­ing with the peo­ple in the area.”

To reach out to Pas­tor Greg you can con­nect with him for a home visit, hos­pi­tal visit, prayer re­quest, or con­ver­sa­tion over cof­fee at 587 433 5704, or via email at, smith­[email protected]

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