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 this event from LutheransToronto.ca website, so far…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 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. The reception will be followed by a German Walk in Downtown Toronto. 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.
REFORMATION SUNDAY SERVICE
On Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 pm, all Lutheran congregations will gather in St. James Anglican Cathedral (65 Church St at King St, Toronto) to celebrate Reformation Sunday Service together. Presided over by Pastor Dr. Christian Ceconi, Dean of the Central Toronto Ministry Area. Two silver chalices representing the history of the Lutheran Church in Canada are being used in the Service as symbols of reconciliation, restoration and resurrection. In addition, they proclaim our joy in the Waterloo Declaration of 2001 and the Full Communion relationship between Anglicans and Lutherans in Canada. 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. Route map for Reformation 500 Toronto March [download]
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.
Arrive early to enjoy the exhibit. “The Reformation: Martin Luther & his Legacy” in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Flyer for Exhibit [download]