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WORSHIP 10:30 AM SUNDAYS

WORSHIP SERVICES IN LENT – HOLY WEEK – EASTER 2024

FEBRUARY 14, 2024
ASH WEDNESDAY
Refreshments at 6:15 pm
Holden Village Vespers with the Imposition of Ashes 7 pm

FEBRUARY 18, 2024
First Sunday in Lent
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

FEBRUARY 25, 2024
Second Sunday in Lent
Service of the Word
Reconciling In Christ – Building an Inclusive Church Team
Food and Friendship – Faith and Future Lunch

MARCH 3, 2024
Third Sunday in Lent
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

MARCH 10, 2024
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Service of the Word – Anointing for Healing
Presider: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke
Preacher: TBC

MARCH 17, 2024
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke`

MARCH 24, 2024
Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion
Messy Church – Intergenerational Service

MARCH 28, 2024
Maundy Thursday 7 pm
Worship with St George’s Lutheran
410 College Street, Toronto
Contemporary Service – Holy Communion
Presider: Pastor Katharina Moeller
In-Person only

MARCH 29, 2024
GOOD FRIDAY
The Reading of the Passion
Adoration of the Cross
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

MARCH 30, 2024
SATURDAY IN HOLY WEEK
Vigil 9 pm
With Metropolitan United Church
NOTE: this service is at 56 Queen St. East.

MARCH 31, 2024
EASTER SUNDAY
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

APRIL 7, 2024
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

APRIL 14, 2024
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Service of the Word
Annual General Meeting

APRIL 21, 2024
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Holy Communion
Presider and Preacher:
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

APRIL 28, 2024
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Service of the Word
Presider and Preacher: TBC

Zoom Links for online worshiping: Please use this link for the regular Sunday worship services. You may also contact the pastor to get zoom links for specific events.

LINKS TO RECORDED WORSHIP SERVICES

If you want to check-out what our ZOOM services are like, recordings can be found on this page.

HYBRID SERVICES

First Evangelical Lutheran Church offers hybrid (in-person at 116 Bond Street and on Zoom) worship. Unless otherwise noted you can attend in person or online. 

The in-person/zoom services will take place Sundays at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

If for any reason you prefer to worship at home, please use the following the Zoom link to join our Sunday service.

ONLINE HOLY COMMUNION

If you would like to participate in our online Holy Communion — first and third Sundays — you my wish to read Pastor Wushke’s discussion paper –  click here to read it .

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

CRISIS IN THE HOLY LAND

A prayer from the bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

“God of peace, we pray for peace between Israel and Hamas. We pray for leaders on both sides that their hearts would be changed and there would be a peaceful ending to this war. God of comfort and strength, we pray for all those who have suffered in this war – those who mourn, the injured, those who live in fear. We pray for those who continue to try to provide aid and medical care – workers who risk their lives. Bring us all hope, bring us all strength, bring us all peace. In your holy and life-giving name we pray, Amen.”

Please find updated resources here: https://elcic.ca/holy-land/

LITTLE FREE PANTRY MINISTRY

Click here for more information.

SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE

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For spiritual resources and practical ways to support the people and churches in Ukraine, please go to the Lutheran World Federation site.

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

The ELCIC Council of Bishops has shared this prayer from the Lutheran World Federation which we commend to you: Lutheran World Federation Prayers during COVID-19 .

We lament the tragic deaths of Indigenous children now revealed at the Kamloops and Marieval Residential Schools, the many more such deaths yet to be exposed, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and all violence experienced by First Nations peoples. Let us live into Truth and Reconciliation.

Statement from the ELCIC bishops:
https://mailchi.mp/842aeb34aa15/a-renewed-call-to-reconciliation?e=5095907467

A Prayer for Kamloops Residential School Victims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syRKJAZ-Hxo

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