Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

  • Common Prayer with Cardinal Collins and Bishop Pryse.
    Saturday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. - St. Ansgar Lutheran Church (Avenue Road and Lawrence Ave West).
    As part of our Reformation 500 celebration, Lutherans and Roman Catholics will gather for a Joint Common Prayer Service in Toronto. Bishop Michael Pryse and Archbishop Cardinal Collins will preside at 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.
  • Joint Reformation Service October 29 and Advent's Anniversary Dinner November 5
    We will hold our annual Anniversary Dinner on Sunday, November 5. Details will be coming over the next weeks. It is a week later this year so that everyone can attend the October 29 joint Reformation Service.
    The Reformation Service will be on Sunday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. at St. James Anglican Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto. The service will be followed by a procession to First Lutheran Church where the celebration will conclude about 4:30 p.m.

Regular Activities

  • English Circle (ESL class) gathers on every Sunday morning, 8:30 a.m.
  • Advent Seniors meet at church twice a month, on Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Men's Breakfast gathers on the first Saturday of every month 9:30 a.m. at Rosemary and Thyme Restaurant near Van Horne and Victoria Park
  • Choir Practice is scheduled temporarily for this year on every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m., before worship. If you are interested in joining the choir at Advent, please speak with Trevor Hicks, our music director, at one of our services, or write him an email at All are welcome.

Donations and Pledges

The Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program is a convenient way to support our congregation's mission through monthly automatic debits. Here's how to participate:
  1. Download the Pre-Authorized Remittance Form.
  2. Decide on a monthly donation amount as well as how you would like your donation to be allocated between Current, Benevolence, and Other. Some examples of Other initiatives are the Mortgage (Parking Lot) and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).
  3. Return the signed form along with a void cheque to any member of council.
You can find out more about the PAR program here.

Church Calendar

September 2017
1 2Men's Breakfast 9:30am
3ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
4 5Advent Seniors 1:00pm - 3:00pm 6 7 8 9
10ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
11 12 13 14 15 16
17ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
18 19Advent Seniors 1:00pm - 3:00pm 20 21 22 23
24ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
25 26 27 28 29 30

October 2017
1ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
2 3Advent Seniors 1:00pm - 3:00pm 4 5 6 7Men's Breakfast 9:30am
8ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
9Thanksgiving Day 10 11 12 13 14
15ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
16 17Advent Seniors 1:00pm - 3:00pm 18 19 20 21
22ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
23 24 25 26 27 28
29ESL 8:30am
Worship 10:00am
30 31