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Our Saviour Lutheran Church

2705 Islington Avenue
Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario
M9V 2X7
Phone: 416-741-2110

Rev. G.C. Johnson B.A., M.Div.,Th.M.,  pastor@oslc.on.ca

Rev. Joseph Singh
Assistant Pastor pastor.joseph@oslc.on.ca


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Phone: (647) 476-4242

 



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about the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation,which will be celebrated in 2017!


 

We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church Canada - East District..


Members at Our Saviour experiencing the forgiveness and love of Christ strive to live out the command of Jesus to, "Love one another" both among our membership and the wider community of Northwest Toronto. The strength to love and forgive comes from being rooted in the Word of God and faithful reception of His Sacraments. We believe that God is present with us each Sunday and his guiding nurturing hand is upon our Sunday School, Bible Classes, mission outreach and fellowship events. What a blessing!
    Come and join us!
    Pastor Johnson

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Affiliated Synods:

Lutheran Church
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  To Know Jesus Christ and Make Him Known

Welcome to
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Our Saviour Lutheran Church

 

ServiceS EVERY SUNDAY

 

9:30 am   Sunday School for Ages 4-12
All Children attend (Free)
Walk ins Welcome.

10 am   Bible Study in the
Fireside Room (Free)

Walk ins Welcome.

11 am   English
Language Lutheran Worship Service
Holy Communion is celebrated on
the
2nd and 4th Sundays
of the month.


1 pm  Hindi/Urdu
Language Lutheran Worship Service
with Communion.

- Free Admittance - All are Welcome
to all our Worship Services.




Upcoming Events

 

 


SUNDAY FEBRURAY 26th 2017

~ QUINQUAGESIMA SERVICES

Last Day of preparing for Lent

It's Pancake Day!



Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am




Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service

with Communion.


FREE PANCAKE BRUNCH

AFTER 11 A.M. SERVICE

The Summary of Readings Today


Faith Alone

The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see
(Luke 18:31–43).
Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to
suffer and die and rise again, but they cannot understand
or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is
hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way
up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy.
This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior,
for he calls Him “Son of David.” Indeed, Jesus is the
Lord’s anointed, the keeper of sheep
(1 Sam. 16:1–13)
who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is
the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind,
who is not puffed up, who never fails us
(1 Cor. 13:1–13).
Jesus opens the eyes of the blind
(Is. 35:3–7)
to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness,
but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those
who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through
death into life.



 




 


WEDNESDAY MARCH 1th 2017

~ ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE



7:30pm English Worship Service
with Communion.

Starting the holy season of Lent




 

SUNDAY MARCH 5th 2017

~ THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES

(Invocabit)


Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am



Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service

 
1pm Hindi/Urdu Language Lutheran Worship Service
with Communion.
daophr 1:00 bajao AraQanaa ihndI maoM


The Summary of Readings Today

Jesus Does Battle in Our Place


In the Garden, man exalts himself to be a god in place of God
(Gen. 3:1–21).
He succumbs to the temptation of the devil, and eating
of the forbidden fruit, he receives death. But in the
sin-cursed wilderness, God humbles Himself to become
man in place of man
(Mt. 4:1–11).
He does not eat but fasts and bears the onslaughts
of the devil for us that we may be restored to life.
Jesus stands as David in our place to do battle against
the Goliath, Satan
(1 Samuel 17:40–51).
Though outwardly Jesus appears weak, yet He comes
in the name of the Lord of hosts. He draws from the
five smooth stones of the books of Moses and slings
the Word of God. The stone sinks into the forehead,
and the enemy falls. In Christ we are victorious
over the devil. Let us therefore not receive the grace
of God in vain
(2 Cor. 6:1–10),
but seeing that we have a great High Priest,
let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we
may obtain help in time of need (Heb 4:14–16).


 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8th 2017

~ MIDWEEK LENT SERVICE

Come and Join us for
our mid-week Lenten Service.
All are welcome.



6pm Soup and Sandwich Supper
7:30pm
English Worship Service.





 


SUNDAY MARCH 12th 2017

~ THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES


(Reminiscere)

Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am




Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service

with Communion.
 
1pm Hindi/Urdu Language Lutheran Worship Service
with Communion.


The Summary of Readings Today

Holding God to His Word 


Jacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go
until he received a blessing from Him
(Gen. 32:22–32).
So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus
seemed to ignore and reject her, she continued to
call upon His name and look to Him for help
(Mt. 15:21–28).
Even when the Lord called her a little dog, she
held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle
out of His words:
Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall
from their masters’ table.”

This Gentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite,
who struggles with God and man in Christ and prevails.
O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire
(Mt. 15:27–28).
This is the sanctifying will of God
(1 Thess. 4:1–7)
—to test your faith in order that it may be refined and
strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope
in Christ does not disappoint
(Rom. 5:1–5).



 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15th 2017

~ MIDWEEK LENT SERVICE

Come and Join us for
our mid-week Lenten Service.
All are welcome.



6pm Soup and Sandwich Supper
7:30pm
English Worship Service.





 

SUNDAY MARCH 19th 2017

~ THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES


(Oculi)
 
Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am



Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service


1pm Hindi/Urdu Language Lutheran Worship Service


The Summary of Readings Today

Jesus Overcomes the Strong Man

Jeremiah was charged with speaking evil when he
spoke the Word of the Lord
(Jer. 26:1–15).
So also, Jesus is accused of doing evil when in fact
He is doing good. He casts out a demon from a mute
man so that he is able to speak
(Luke 11:14–28).
But some said Jesus did this by the power of
Beelzebub, Satan. Like Pharaoh of old, their hearts were hard
(Ex. 8:16–24).
They did not recognize the finger of God, the
power of the Holy Spirit at work in and through Jesus.
Jesus is the Stronger Man who overcomes the strong man.
He takes the devil’s armor of sin and death and
destroys it from the inside out by the holy cross.
He exorcizes and frees us by water and the Word.
We were once darkness, but now we are
light in Christ the Lord
(Eph. 5:1–9).
As children of light, our tongues are loosed to give
thanks to Him who saved us.


 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 22nd 2017

~ MIDWEEK LENT SERVICE

Come and Join us for
our mid-week Lenten Service.
All are welcome.



6pm Soup and Sandwich Supper
7:30pm
English Worship Service.




 

SUNDAY MARCH 26th 2017

~ THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES


(Laetare)

Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am



Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service


1pm Hindi/Urdu Language Lutheran Worship Service


The Summary of Readings Today

The Lord Feeds His People

The Lord provided bread from heaven for His
people in the wilderness
(Ex. 16:2–21).
Now He who is Himself the living bread from
heaven miraculously provides bread for the five thousand
(John 6:1–15).
This takes place near the time of the Passover, after a
great multitude had followed Jesus across the sea,
and when He went up on a mountain. Seen in this way,
Jesus is our new and greater Moses, who releases us
from the bondage of Mount Sinai and makes us free
children of the promise
(Gal. 4:21–31).
Five loaves become twelve baskets—that is, the
five books of Moses find their goal and fulfillment
in Christ, whose people continue steadfastly in the
doctrine and fellowship of the twelve apostles,
and in the breaking and receiving of the bread of life,
which is the body of Christ together with His precious blood,
and in the prayers (Acts 2:41–47). So it is that
God’s people “shall not hunger or thirst
(Is. 49:8–13).
For He abundantly provides for us in both body and soul.



 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 29th 2017

~ MIDWEEK LENT SERVICE

Come and Join us for
our mid-week Lenten Service.
All are welcome.


6pm Soup and Sandwich Supper
7:30pm
English Worship Service.




 

SUNDAY APRIL 2nd 2017

~ THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES


(Judica)

Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am



Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service


1pm Hindi/Urdu Language Lutheran Worship Service


The Summary of Readings Today

Jesus Is Our Redemption

In the temple Jesus said,
If anyone keeps my word, he will never see death
(John 8:51).
For Jesus came to taste death for us—
to drink the cup of suffering to the dregs in order
that we might be released from its power. Clinging to
His life-giving words, we are delivered from death’s sting
and its eternal judgment. Christ is our High Priest,
who entered the Most Holy Place and with His own
blood obtained everlasting redemption for His people
(Heb. 9:11–15).
He is the One who was before Abraham was, and yet
is his descendant. He is the promised Son who carries the
wood up the mountain for the sacrifice, who is bound and laid
upon the altar of the cross. He is the ram who is offered in
our place, who is willingly caught in the thicket of our sin,
and who wears the crown of thorns upon His head
(Gen. 22:1–14).
Though Jesus is dishonored by the sons of the devil,
He is vindicated by the Father through the cross.



 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5th 2017

~ MIDWEEK LENT SERVICE

Come and Join us for
our mid-week Lenten Service.
All are welcome.




6pm Soup and Sandwich Supper
7:30pm
English Worship Service.



 

SUNDAY APRIL 9th 2017

~ PALM SUNDAY
 SUNDAY OF THE PASSION

SERVICES


(Palmarum)


Sunday School
Ages 4 - 12 starting at 9:30am



Bible Study starting 10am
with Pastor Rev. Joseph Singh
in the Fireside Room.



11am English Worship Service

 
1pm Hindi/Urdu Language Lutheran Worship Service
with Communion.

The Summary of Readings Today


Behold, your King is coming to you . . .
humble and mounted on a donkey”

(Zech. 9:9–12; Mt. 21:1–9).
Our Lord rides in this humble fashion because
He is entering Jerusalem to humble Himself
even to the point of death on a cross
(Phil. 2:5–11).
His kingly crown will not be made of gold but of
thorns, the sign of sin’s curse. For His royal reign is
displayed in bearing this curse for His people,
saving us from our enemies by sacrificing His own life.
The sinless One takes the place of the sinner so that
the sinner can be freed and bear the name
Barabbas,” “son of the Father
(Matthew 26 and 27).
It is at the name of this exalted Savior, Jesus, that we
bow in humble faith. With the centurion who declared,
Truly this was the Son of God!
(Mt. 27:54),
we are also given to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father
(Phil. 2:11).



 



Our Saviour Lutheran Church offers wheelchair access and seating in the church for our worship services, as well as accessible washrooms by elevator on the main and lower floors.