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November 29 – Advent I
Service of the Word online 10:30 AM
Sermon: Ariel Siagen

December 6 – Advent II
Holy Communion online 10:30 AM
Sermon: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

December 13 – Advent III
Service of the Word online 10:30 AM
Sermon: Friedrich Brunzema

December 20 – Advent IV
Holy Communion online 10:30 AM
Sermon: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

December 24 – The Nativity of our Lord
Bilingual Service of Lessons and Carols 7:00 pm
Sermon: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

December 25 – Christmas Day
Holy Communion online 10:30 AM
Sermon: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke

December 27 – First Sunday of Christmas
Service of the Word

January 3 – The Epiphany of Our Lord
Holy Communion
Sermon: Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke


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



For the foreseeable future, First Lutheran will continue to offer ZOOM Sunday morning worship. While an online service is different than being there in-person, many people have found spiritual sustenance and community life in our online services. You are invited and welcome to join us.


Please call or email Pastor Ralph Carl if interested, and he will provide the ZOOM log-in information.



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 .


During this time when it is impossible to meet in person and contribute in the offering plate, fixed expenses for our ministries continue, and we invite people to consider other ways of supporting First Lutheran Church financially at this time.  Thank you.

First Lutheran Church is following COVID 19 public health guidelines. As COVID 19 cases are on the rise in Ontario, and a survey of our congregation indicated that a majority prefers online worship during this time, we are postponing the resumption of in-person worship. When it happens in-person worship will comply with the guidelines of the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC.

The pandemic is both a material and spiritual challenge, as is any health crisis. We pray for those who have died, for the bereaved, for the caregivers, for researchers, for front-line workers and all who are affected by COVID 19 around the world.  If you are feeling isolated or lonely and would like to have a conversation with Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke, please use the contact information on the web site.


Although we can’t worship in the church building let’s continue to hold one another in prayer and practice our faith in our other ways. 

The World Council of Churches Spirituality Team provides a short outline for morning prayer in a time of COVID19 which is updated daily. Scroll down on this page

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

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