Worshipping and Serving


We  celebrate Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly, plus special times of the church year.  

Our worship style is a blend of traditional and contemporary forms and music. To help us in this we use as our main resource the cranberry 'Evangelical Lutheran Worship' book, published in 2006. 

The 'Band' usually leads worship one Sunday per month.  Our next 'Worship with the Band': November 26.

Holy Communion is open to all the baptized, regardless of Christian background or age. A First Communion instruction session is held as desired.  Call Pastor Matthew to register, 344-1926.


Choir singing:  next rehearsal, tba

Thank you to the Choir for singing on  Nov. 26, Christ the King.

Choir Christmas worship

On Sun. Dec. 17, our service will tell the story of Advent and Christmas, featuring, choir anthems, special music, solos, and congregational singing. There will also be a special Children’s Christmas message. (No Communion) 

Special Music

Would you like to enrich our Sunday service with a musical contribution? Contact Kaija Ranta. Thank you to to the Quartet + for singing on Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 12.

Sunday Prayers

There is a book in the front hall, next to the Martin Luther statue.  In it you can write down prayer requests. You also can call Pastor Matthew or Linda Thingstad with a prayer request. These will be added to the Prayers of the People, and used by the Prayer Chain, as we seek to more fully include the concerns of those in our community. 

Prayer Chain

 If you would like to sign up to be called to pray for those asking for our prayers, or if you have a prayer concern, contact Linda Thingstad or Pastor Matthew. The Chain uses a private Group on Facebook to communicate the prayer concerns.

Private Communion

Private Communion is available. Please contact the Office at 344-1926 to arrange a time. 

Lutheran Community Care Chapel Services

LCC, through its Pastoral Care Associate, Liisa Lahtinen, coordinates Lutheran services at the Long Term Care homes. Pastor Matthew presides at two of them, with Vi Peternelj leading the music. All are welcome to attend, including as volunteers (contact Pastor Matthew for more information).

We gather from 10:30-11:00 a.m.:

on the 1st Tues. of the month at Roseview, in the main floor gathering space - Dec. 5 will be our Advent/Christmas service;

and, on the last Thurs. of the month at Hogarth Riverivew, in the chapel past the main entrance.  Nov.30 will be our Advent/Christmas service, as we are not having a service at Hogarth in December.


Our Chimes

On Dec. 11, 2016 our Sunday School children unveiled the names of the 'bells', the bell-shaped external speakers for our chimes.  

They are 'Glory, Joy, Love, Honour'.  

Thank you to the children, the leaders, and all who offered suggestions for the names.

The bells first hung in the tower of Our Saviour's on Secord Street, donated in 1958 by Mr. Ogden.  Since 1970 they have hung outside the choir loft window at our location on Farrand Street -- thanks to Jerry Laforme for installing them back then! 

Witness and Service

We reach out with Christ's love through ministries which include:

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Gifts from the Heart

The Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s Gifts from the Heart catalogue is full of thoughtful and creative gifts that will make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most. Bring joy to your loved ones and change the lives of people around the world this Christmas! Copies are the church. You can also visit it online: https://www.clwr.org/GFTH .



KAIROS is the name of the Canadian Ecumencial Justice Initiatives organization. Our national church is a founding partner. News is available at www.kairoscanada.org

Mitten Tree

Our annual Mitten Tree in the sanctuary and front hall, until next Sunday, Dec. 3, supports clients of Mission to Seafarers, Lutheran Community Care, and other local organizations. Donations of handmade or purchased socks, mitts, gloves, hats, or scarves are much appreciated!

Thank you for all your donations so far – the portion for Mission to Seafarers has been delivered. It will start delivering its Christmas bags to seafarers on ‘salties,’ ocean-going ships, starting Dec. 1.

Basketeers Campaign

Basketeers is a program started by a group of volunteers in 2000 to support female victims of abuse to re-establish their lives, as they transition from the shelter into their new home. The baskets contain household items, including those for the kitchen, bathroom, and the bedroom.

  Royal LePage Lannon Realty, AMJ Campbell, and Canadian Tire are proud supporters of Basketeers. This season we are hoping to fill at least one basket, coordinated by Corinne Loovere. Please leave your donations in the laundry basket in the front hall by Tues. Dec. 12. Suggestion lists are available.