Lutherans by the Lake, Celebrating faith, Serving and inspiring people
We are a bilingual, Lutheran congregation serving the Canadian and German community in Toronto. We also support a day care for 72 children and are proud to have many excellent relationships with organizations and churches in the area. We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Protestant Church of Germany (EKD). We have a radio devotion every Sunday in German on a multicultural radio station AM530 and church worship services in German at 11:00 a.m. and in English at 9:45 a.m.
Our focus is Sunday worship where we praise God with prayer and song in German and English. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated every third Sunday of each month unless otherwise posted. We host Sunday School every other Sunday. Lutheran services centre around the Word of God and is energized through music, expressing faith in the language of the people. We believe that Worship, study and education are important to develop our personal faith. Our strong church community supports everyone as we grow our faith. We also believe that fellowship and times for gathering, whether to learn or simply enjoy ourselves, are important. We are a medium sized congregation who offers many opportunities to give people a chance to celebrate, serve, and get inspired.
On Sundays, we gather to sing or listen to traditional hymns and contemporary songs as we gather to praise God. We listen to the Word of God presented in the scriptures and the sermon. We bring our gifts to God and receive God’s gift of Holy Communion. Once a month, a special bilingual joint service is held. Mid-week services are also provided during Lent and for special occasions. We also offer weddings, confirmations, baptisms, family services, holiday productions, and more.
Martin Luther, a German monk and theologian, after whom our congregation is named, was a major leader of the Protestant Reformation in the 15th-century Reformation. He is one of the major figures of Christianity and had a big impact on the development of Western Society, namely the introduction of democracy. For more information, go to the webpage of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) called “Martin Luther—Our Spiritual Guide” which has a summary from an historical perspective and an explanation of Luther’s Coat of Arms.