Come and Be a Part of the Reformation Events in Toronto leading up to Octobers end! You will have the chance to celebrate inspiring events and services around the commemoration of Reformation in Toronto. Make sure you don’t miss them!
COMMON PRAYER SERVICE
On Saturday, September 30, at 2:00 pm, we celebrate a Joint Common Prayer Service at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church (1498 Avenue Road, Toronto, at Lawrence Avenue West). Our Bishop Dr. Michael Pryse and Archbishop Cardinal Collins will preside over this ecumenical service which brings together Christians from Lutheran and Roman Catholic traditions. It is a milestone in ecumenical dialogue. Come and celebrate that we are one in Christ and have more in common than what divides us. The service will be followed by a reception. See flyer [download].
Photos of the events from LutheransToronto.ca website
REFORMATION INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm there will be two events in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Luther and Freedom today!, an international Symposium on 500 Years of Reformation, will take place at First Lutheran Church (116 Bond St, Toronto, north off Dundas St East between Yonge and Church Sts). It will be a wide-ranging, fast-paced day of presentations and discussion, including a breakout session and many opportunities for conversation in a friendly environment. Cost: $75, including lunch and reception following the event. For more information and to register in advance, please contact the church office at 416-251-8293, or email@example.com . See flyer [download].
BACH REFORMATION CANTATAS CONCERT
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the evening at 7:00 pm, there will be a star-studded ensemble, well-known in Toronto and internationally, to present two of the most famous Bach Cantatas at St. George’s Lutheran Church (410 College St, Toronto, between Bathurst and Spadina). Tickets are available for purchase via the Royal Conservatory of Music. See flyer [download].
(German Evangelical Lutheran Conference in North America)
On Sunday, October 15, at 11:00 am, we will celebrate the closing service of the DELKINA Conference at Martin Luther Lutheran Church (2379 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, near Royal York Rd). Bishop Dr. Michael Pryse will preach (in English) and Pastor Christian Ceconi will be presiding. All German Lutheran congregations from the GTA are invited to come and worship together. The service will be followed by a reception.
German Walk in Downtown Toronto
After the Closing Service of the DELKINA conference Iris Schweiger offers a German Walk in Toronto (supported by the German Consulate General). The German-speaking walk begins immediately after lunch on Sunday, October 15th. Please contact Iris: 905 625 9174.
DELKINA (http://www.delkina.org/) represents German-speaking Lutheran congregations across Canada and the United States and this year it is being hosted by the 5 German congregations of Toronto (Thornhill Lutheran Church, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. George’s Lutheran Church, Epiphany Lutheran Church, and Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church) from Tuesday October 10 to Sunday October 10, 2017. An important part of the German Interest Conference (DELKINA) is its biennial general assembly, which serves to foster fellowship and communication among its members, and to plan for the future.
REFORMATION SUNDAY SERVICE
On Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 pm, all Lutheran congregations will gather in St. James Anglican Cathedral (65 Church Street, Toronto) to celebrate Reformation Sunday Service together. We will emphasize social justice, one of the concerns of the Reformation. The service is followed by a procession to First Lutheran Church (116 Bond St, Toronto) where the celebration concludes at about 4:30 pm. There will not be a morning worship service at Martin Luther Church on that day, in order for all members to support the joint service of our ministry area. You will find more information at Lutherans Toronto http://www.lutheranstoronto.org
Flyer for Exhibit [download]