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“Lutherans by the Lake, Celebrating faith, Serving and inspiring people”

Worship services are the cornerstone of Lutheran Faith. They teach, strengthen and inspire us to live faithful lives through the word of God presented in the scriptures, through sermons and Holy Communion. We value traditional and contemporary music to enhance the worship experience. Our worship is inclusive to all. Generally, we celebrate Sunday services at 9:45 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. in German.

Evangelisches Gesangbuch: Für Gottesdienst, Gebet, Glaube, Leben

Book cover evangelisches gesangbuch

Evangelisches Gegesangbuch

In the German Service use the Evangelical Hymnal for Wuerttemberg which gathers materials for the worship as well as essential texts of Christianity, meditative pictures, prayers and texts for everyday life. The song part contains the common songs of all Protestant churches in German-speaking countries. The songs are arranged according to the church year and church services, but are also based on basic human issues such as fear and trust, justice, dying and eternal life.

684 songs are online in the database. See list https://www.liederdatenbank.de/songbook/8984

The text compiles all the basic texts, such as the Lord’s Prayer and Creed. In addition, prayers and meditative texts invite to various stages of life such as birth, marriage, illness and aging, to engage in the hymn book beyond the service and to be accompanied in everyday life.

In the English Service we use …

 

Children in Worship
Children get the opportunity to participate in the first part of the service, during Children’s Time. Sunday School continues with a child-friendly program lead by Sunday school leaders and usually takes place on the first and third Sunday of each month.

Special Services
One bilingual joint church service is held the third Sunday of the month at 11 a.m., with German and English elements. Our liturgical life also goes far beyond the usual Sunday worship. This includes a Christmas Play, Lenten Services, Easter sunrise service at the lake and outdoor service at the church picnic. Mid-week services are also provided during Lent and for special occasions. We also offer weddings, confirmations, baptisms, family services, holiday productions, and more.

Requests
You can also always contact Pastor Dr. Christian Ceconi at pastor@martinluther.ca in order to lead a memorial service, baptism, wedding or funeral.

A look back at … a photo gallery of our past outdoor services with a church picnic

A look back at… a photo gallery of our past Sunday School Christmas Plays

A look back at …. a photo gallery of our past Easter Sunrise Services

A look back at…. a photo gallery of our past Lenten Services