About Us

Whatever has brought you to Redeemer Lutheran, we’re happy you’re here! Our doors are open to all – we fully support diversity and inclusion in our congregation and the larger community. Join us to discover a place for you to belong, do, and find life in your community.

Sanctuary and Solace

Built in 1947, Redeemer Lutheran is a neighbourhood landmark known by many as “the church on the hill”. With tended flower and vegetable gardens, a sanctuary of understated beauty and a much-used social hall, our church offers sanctuary and solace in the midst of a busy, loud city.

You are most welcome to enjoy our greenspaces, and to join us for worship services as well as programs and events.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Redeemer Lutheran is a Lutheran parish fully affirming of all LGBTQIA+ people. As a church, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and celebrate the unique racial and ethnic identities in our community.

We believe you can find a place to belong at Redeemer Lutheran. Enrich and transform your life. Share your gifts, and contribute to others’ lives and the world around you.

LIFE AND FAITH

We strive to extend our church life to the community around us, caring for and sharing with our neighbours.

In addition to regular worship services and facilitating outreach and community events, Redeemer Lutheran hosts weddings, baptisms, funerals for both member families and one-time guests.

Martin Luther wrote, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.”
Learn more about what binds us together as a Lutheran faith community.

Redeemer Lutheran’s Reconciling in Christ statement OF welcome – June 2014

All are welcome! We celebrate that Christ has made us one body with many members all sharing in God’s grace and unconditional love. We embrace all of God’s people regardless of age, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or economic circumstance. We believe that we are all unique and worthy individuals created by God. We joyfully welcome you to join us in worship, prayer, study, service and fellowship.

Meet Pastor Steve Hoffard, M.DIV

You might be surprised to know that as I was growing up my family wasn’t overly religious. We might have been referred to as CNE (Christmas and Easter) Christians. We were in the pew for those big festival celebrations, were baptized, attended Sunday School and were confirmed in the Lutheran Church, we were members of record, but honestly, not a whole lot more… Read more
Connect with Pastor Steve by appointment at the church, at a café or on your porch, wearing masks and physically distanced, Tuesday to Friday. To arrange a meeting, contact Pastor Steve by email or call 416.766.1424.
Watch past services on YouTube.

Finding Life in Community

“Finding Life in Community” is Redeemer Lutheran’s mission and vision. It applies to the members of the Redeemer Lutheran family and to our outreach efforts as we invite you, our friends, neighbours and neighbourhoods, to foster with us a collective and cooperative community founded in spirituality, respect, diversity and inclusion.
Learn more about our church and community activities…

We are a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and are located in the Central Toronto Ministry Area of the Eastern Synod. The ELCIC has a Theology of Mission which is central to what we believe.

First Nation Acknowledgment We are Living and working on the historical territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous peoples. This territory is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the lands and resources around the Great Lakes.