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Last updated on August 9th, 2022

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Our worship calendar year follows the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada “Lectionary Year C 2021 – 2022 – Year C” (ELCIC Worship Planning Calendar). We are entering “Year C” which focuses on the Gospel of Luke.

Advent: Nov. 25, 2021 through Dec. 23, 2021, Christmas: Dec. 24, 2021 through Jan. 6, 2022, Time after Epiphany: Jan. 7 through Mar. 1, 2022, Lent: Mar. 2 through Apr. 13, 2022, The Three Days: Apr. 14 through Apr. 16, 2022, Easter: Apr. 17 through June 8, 2022, Time after Pentecost: June 9 through Nov. 23, 2022
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August 7, 2022 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost
English-German Worship Service: Sermon in English and German by Pastor Annika Klappert and Guest Pastor Iris Junge.

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July 31, 2022 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost
English Service: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert und Lay Preacher Iris Schweiger. Godspeed and Blessing for Vicar Adam McComb and Tanya Zielke.

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July 24, 2022 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon in English by Reverend Dr. Ali Tote offered as part of the ELCIC Summer Sermon Series. [Predigttext]


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July 17, 2022 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost
English-German Service: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert.


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July 10, 2022 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost
German Service: Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert.


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July 3, 2022 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost
English Worship Service: Sermon in English by Vicar Adam McComb.

Bees for Peace Information Video for Martin Luther Church Toronto

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June 26, 2022 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Bilingual Worship Service: Sermon in German by Nefeli Xiggos.


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June 19, 2022 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
NO IN-PERSON Worship Service (a group from us with our Pastor Annika Klappert travelled to Petroglyphs Provincial Park Ontario on a congregational day trip to meet with the Martin Luther congregation from Ottawa and their pastor, Judith Kierschke): Instead, a devotion in English by Pastor Annika Klappert [Devotion text], and, a sermon in English by Reverend Lyle McKenzie offered as part of the ELCIC Summer Sermon Series. [Sermon text]


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June 12, 2022 – Holy Trinity
German Worship Service: Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert.

++ June 12, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in German with Martin.


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June 5, 2022 – Pentecost
Bi-lingual English-German Worship Service with Confirmation Celebration: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert.


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May 29, 2022 – 7th Sunday of Easter
Bi-lingual English-German Worship Service with two Baptisms: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert.


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May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter
English Worship Service: Sermon in English by Intern Nefeli Xiggos.

++ May 22, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Pastor Annika Klappert.

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May 15, 2022 – 5th Sunday of Easter
Bilingual Worship Service with Holy Communion: Sermon in English by Vicar Adam McComb.


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May 8, 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter
German Worship Service: Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert.

++ May 8, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in German with Iris.


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May 1, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter
English Worship Service: Sermon in English by laypreacher Tanya Zielke.

++ May 1, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Stefan.


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April 24, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Easter
German Worship Service: Sermon in German by laypreacher Katja Brittain.

++ April 24, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in German with Kai.

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April 17, 2022 – Easter
Bilingual Worship Service with Holy Communion: Sermon in English by Vicar Adam McComb.

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April 15, 2022 – Good Friday
German Worship Service with Holy Communion: Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert.

Der Church Choir singing at Martin Luther Church on Good Friday April 15, 2022 led by choir director Linda Marcinkus

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April 10, 2022 – Palmsunday
English Worship Service In-Person: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert with Harfentoene Men’s Choir | Männerchor

Harfentoene Men’s Choir | Männerchor singing at Martin Luther Church on Palmsunday April 10, 2022 led by choir director Linda Marcinkus

++ April 10, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Peter.


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April 3, 2022 – 5th Sunday of Lent
German Worship Service In-Person: Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert

++ April 3, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in German with Iris.


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March 27, 2022 – 4th Sunday of Lent
English Worship Service In-Person: Sermon in English by Vicar Adam McComb

++ March 27, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Iris.


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March 20, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Lent
English Worship Service In-Person: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert

++ March 20, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Leanne.


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March 13, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Lent
German Worship Service In-Person: Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert

++ March 13, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in German with Andrea.


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March 6, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Lent
English Worship Service -first one back in-person: Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert

++ March 6, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Martin.


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February 27, 2022 – Transfiguration of our Lord
Online Worship Service (in German): Pastor Annika Klappert with Tanya Zielke.

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February 20, 2022 – Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Online Worship Service (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert with Kristine Stuef.

++ February 20, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Kai.

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February 13, 2022 – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Prayer walk at the lakeshore in Mimico, Lake Ontario. With Pastor Annika Klappert and Vicar Adam McComb and the confirmands.


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February 6, 2022 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Online Worship Service (in German): Sermon in German by Pastor Annika Klappert and Iris Schweiger, Lay preacher and president Church Council.

++ February 6, 2022 Announcements on Sunday in English with Iris Schweiger.

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January 30, 2022 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Online Worship Service (in English): Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert with Greg and Anneli Andre-Barrett, Co-Chairs MLC Refugee Support Team.


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January 23, 2022 – Third Sunday after Epiphany
Online Worship Service (in English and German): Vicar Adam McComb preaching in English, with Confirmand participation. Recorded hybrid in church and on Zoom.

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January 16, 2022 – Second Sunday after Epiphany
Online Worship Service (in German): Sermon in German by laypreacher Katja Brittain. Recorded at home.

++ January 16, 2022 Announcements on Sunday (in German) Tanya. Recorded at home.

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January 9, 2022 – First Sunday after Epiphany
Online Worship Service (in English): Vicar Adam McComb


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December 26, 2021 – First Sunday after Christmas
Online Devotion (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert
reads a story from the parsonage about angels with “el” at the end of their name, particularly one who was always late, named Doddel.


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December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve
Online Worship Service (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert. (German Online Service on German page)


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Tuesday December 21, 2021
On December 21, 2021 the church choir recorded their Christmas music, four songs in German and English, from the sanctuary of our Martin Luther Church Toronto, since they would not be able to sing in-person at Christmas Eve worship services this year. We hope to spread some cheer and enjoyment of listening to the choir sing. If you know the songs, sing along from home. Merry Christmas!


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December 19, 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Candlelight Service highlights (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 7:00 pm.

++ December 19, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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December 12, 2021 – Third Sunday of Advent
Christmas Play (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert
with Vicar Adam McComb, confirmands and children. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am.


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December 5, 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent
Sermon (in German): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am – a German worship service with church choir.

++ December 5, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in German)

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Thursday December 2, 2021
German-speaking Advent service on Zoom,
together with the German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Toronto: First Lutheran Church – St. George’s Church – Martin Luther Church – Thornhill Lutheran Church – Epiphany Congregation. 26 participants celebrated a traditional devotion with well-known German Advent songs and texts, followed by time for exchange of greetings. Recorded on Zoom at 11:00 am.

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November 28, 2021 – First Sunday of Advent
Sermon (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am – a bilingual worship service with church choir.

++ November 28, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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November 21, 2021 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon (in English): Vicar Adam McComb. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am – a bilingual worship service with confirmands, the class of 2022.

++ November 21, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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November 14, 2021 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon (in German): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am – a German worship service.

++ November 14, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in German)

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November 7, 2021 – All Saints Sunday
Sermon (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am – an English service.

++ November 7, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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October 31, 2021 – Reformation Sunday
Sermon (in English): Vicar Adam McComb. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am.


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October 24, 2021 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon (in German): Iris Schweiger, Lay Preacher. Recorded at the on-site service in the church at 11:00 am.

++ October 24, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in German)

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October 17, 2021 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Installation Service at 3:00 pm for Pastor Annika Klappert (in English and German):
lead by Pastor David Tin (Dean of the Central Toronto ministry area, Eastern Synod of the ELCIC) and our Pastor Annika Klappert with special guest Oberkirchenrat Pastor Marcus Garras from Germany (EKD)


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October 10, 2021 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost – Canadian Thanksgiving
Sermon (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service at the church at 11:00 am.

++ October 10, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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October 3, 2021 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost – German Thanksgiving
Sermon (in German): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service at the church at 11:00 am – a German service.

++ October 3, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in German)


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September 26, 2021 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon (in English): Vicar Adam McComb, welcoming and introducting our new Confirmands. Recorded at the on-site service at the church at 11:00 am.

++ September 26, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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September 19, 2021 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon (in German): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service at the church at 11:00 am.

++ September 19, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in German)

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September 12, 2021 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert. Recorded at the on-site service at the church at 11:00 am – ou first one back in-person after months of recordings from home.

++ September 12, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English)

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September 5, 2021 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Online Worship Service (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert, with the sermon of Kathy Martin, Assistant to the Bishop, BC Synod as part of the ELCIC 2021 Summer Sermon Series. https://youtu.be/FHgDUTtTzsE

++ September 5, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English; German version on German page) with Dan https://youtu.be/Gju6595EEYQ

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August 29, 2021 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Online Worship Service (in German): Sermon by Pastor Annika Klappert with Manya Brunzema https://youtu.be/-_KpB5W735g

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August 22, 2021 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Online Worship Service (in English and German): Sermon in English by Pastor Annika Klappert with Marlena Muller
https://youtu.be/U4CFTwgnD7A

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August 15, 2021  – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Online Worship Service (in English): Pastor Annika Klappert and Vicar Adam McComb https://youtu.be/-pG7tbszEdA

++ August 15, 2021 Announcements on Sunday by Pastor Annika and Vicar Adam (in English). Also included in the worship service
https://youtu.be/MWDbkMdxRTU

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August 8, 2021 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Online Worship Service (in German): Pastor Annika Klappert and Pastor Dr. Gerhard Hille. MLC Church council vice-president Andrea Dannecker welcomes our new pastor, Pastor Annika Klappert (August 2021–) with husband Tim Büchner; and thanks our interim pastor, Pastor Dr. Gerhard Hille (Dec. 2020 to July 2021) and wife Margaret.
https://youtu.be/HGt-tfTXWNU

++ August 8, 2021 Announcements on Sunday (in English; German version on German page) with Iris.
https://youtu.be/AMxFi6OllxM

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