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Ascension of Christ – 11:00 am German service for German-speaking congregations in the GTA, followed by lunch

Last updated on May 11th, 2024


Ascension Day greetings from Toronto on Thursday May 9, 2024! We welcomed around 25 participants from our church and partner churches (St. George’s Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church) to an Ascension Service in German.

It was a great opportunity to worship together and socialize. For lunch we enjoyed the delicious pea soup made by Tim, the husband of our pastor Annika Klappert. We served coffee, tea and cake with whipped cream! Many thanks to everyone who helped make the meeting “gemütlich“.

St. George’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 410 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S8 @st_george_lutheran_toronto Pastorin Katharina Moeller

First Evangelical Lutheran Church 116 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X8 @firstelc Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church 2379 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, ON M8V 1B7 @lutheransbythelake Pastorin Annika Klappert


April 19, 2024 – We will celebrate our traditional German service for Ascension Day at 11:00 am Thursday May 9th, this year at Martin Luther Church. We welcome all German-speaking congregations in the GTA. We will gather in the church to sing and pray together and reflect upon the meaning of this special day, when Jesus finally said goodbye to his friends and left this earth to be with his father in eternity.

Afterwards we will meet for lunch, coffee and cake – cake donations are welcome!


Ascension Day celebrates Jesus’s return to Heaven. It is generally celebrated on a Thursday 40 days following Easter as, according to the Christian Bible, Jesus brought his apostles to the Mount of Olives, where he ascended back into Heaven forty days after his resurrection.

We celebrate Ascension Day to commemorate Jesus’s victory over death and his salvation of all those who believe in him and his exultation. It marks the end of the Easter celebration.

Ascension Day is one of the ecumenical celebrations shared by multiple denominations of Christian churches, ranking up there with the Passion and Pentecost.

Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church
2379 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1B7
Tel.: (416) 251-8293
Pastor Annika Klappert
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Martin Luther Church Toronto is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and partners with the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD).

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