Ralph Carl Wushke, Interim Pastor

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.

Message from the Church Council

Leadership transition

As part of the normal part of Church life, we are currently in a transitional phase regarding pastoral leadership.  Pastor Dawn has decided to pursue another call within the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and we are grateful for the time she served with us.
Current plans are to employ an interim Minister, Ralph Carl Wushke starting this Fall. We would continue Worship services (and other events) during the summer with Lay (non-professional) led services (without communion) three times a month.  On the first Sunday of July and August, a supply pastor will lead services with Communion in both the German and English languages at 9:45 am and 11:15 am respectively. 
Congregation members are excited and diligently preparing to insure we can continue to have high-quality weekly worship in a way that builds community and gives glory to God.  We hope you can join us in this time of transition, get to know us and worship with us!

We believe

…that everyone has a place here, regardless of who you are.  Come as you are.
…that God has called us to serve our neighbourhood.
…that the Spirit is leading us to transform our lives and the world around us.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and we live in relationship with Christians all over the world.

We believe in Jesus Christ who, through the power of the Holy Spirit, calls us to serve our neighbour and to love all of our neighbours as ourselves.

If you are looking for a place to worship while visiting Toronto, or a spiritual home where you can join others who are finding the Way, or simply some peace in the midst of a hectic life, First is a great place to start.


David Berg,
Council Chair, First Ev. Lutheran Church,