Canyon Day  Lutheran

Our Beginnings

Canyon Day Lutheran Church began in a reconstructed soldiers' reading room brought from Ft. Apache. Instead of being torn down, the building was given to the Lutherans in the area.  They took it apart piece by piece, moved it three miles, and put it back together for worship in the Canyon Day community.

For decades, the smaller communities on the Ft Apache Reservation were served by missionaries working together traveling and traveling each week to hold services and visit the various camps.  They were assisted by more than a dozen vicars an evangelists.  Since 1982, Canyon Day has been served by the missionary at East Fork.  They continue to worship on the same site, but in a newer facility constructed next door to the old converted reading room.

Canyon Day's Calendar

Travel onto Highway 73 East stopping at the second Canyon Day entrance: East Street. Turn right into Canyon Day veering to the left onto East Street and follow the road down about 1 mile to 705 East Canyon Day Road. 


Mailing Address:

Canyon Day Lutheran

Box 894

Whiteriver, AZ 85926-0872


Worship:  8 AM Sundays &
 6 PM Wednesdays
Youth & Adult Confirmation Classes: Call Pastor Bostedt

Current Pastor

Pastor Dave Bostedt


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