Bloor on the Park Community Pantry
Food & Land Justice in a Time of Climate Crisis
A community education series focused on the importance of food and land justice in society. We discuss the deployment of food from farm to fork and our relationships with it.
“Indigenous Teaching and the Land” Postponed – Learn more…
Sundays 10 a.m. Online church at Redeemer Lutheran is currently available via Zoom and Facebook Live. You can:
- Pre-register to get your Zoom meeting ID & password.
- Connect to Facebook Live.
- Download this week’s Worship Guide.
- Watch past services on YouTube.
In Person Worship
Sundays 10 a.m. In-person worship at Redeemer Lutheran is currently limited to 30 persons. To comply with our gathering limit, pre-register to attend by contacting Pastor Steve by email or call 416.766.1424 in advance to join us on a particular Sunday morning. Please note that you will be required to follow COVID-19 guidelines regarding the wearing of masks and physical distancing. In addition, please note that:
- You will be asked questions about health.
- You will wear your mask throughout the service.
- We will not be able to sing, and communion will be different.
- We will not gather for coffee afterwards, but can visit at a distance.
- If you are sick, please stay home.
Sanctuary Quiet Play Area
Sundays 10 a.m. Small children are welcome to remain in the sanctuary during services. We have a play area set up for children and their caregivers where you can park your stroller, look through books, play quietly with toys, and colour.
Sundays 10 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran offers Sunday School during the school year for children aged 4 and up. Sunday School runs during in-person worship service, beginning each week after the Children’s Message. Together, kids of all ages learn and experience messages of love, acceptance and service. Please email to learn more.
Youth and Young Adult Group
Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m. For youth and young adults aged 9 and up, Redeemer Lutheran’s Youth and Young Adult Group meets during the school year to enjoy movies, play games, discuss topics of the day, and share ideas. We have found a wide variety of ways to stay connected and have fun during COVID. Register to participate on Zoom.
Tuesday Lawn Visits Online
A Place at the Table
2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month at 6 p.m. Rooted in Lutheran tradition, these gatherings offer a simple and relaxed opportunity to worship. Following a simple service of song, scripture and communion, we sit and eat together. We take turns preparing the food, break bread together, share, laugh, learn and ponder. Previous church experience not required. To participate, contact Pastor Steve by email or call 416.766.1424.
Baptism is the first of two sacraments in Lutheran understanding. It is the foundation of Christian life. You can be baptised at any age.
Confirmation recognizes a deepened or renewed commitment to follow Christ and participate in the life of the church. We provide education and then offer the opportunity for individuals to publicly affirm their baptism.
We rejoice with all couples who seek a marriage or blessing. In preparation for your marriage, you will meet with Pastor Steve several times in advance of the wedding to prepare for this life celebration and plan the ceremony.
Funerals and Celebrations of Life
Helping you plan your own funeral or celebration of life or that of a loved one is part of the ministry at Redeemer Lutheran. We’re here to help you on this journey.
Consider Redeemer Lutheran part of the neighbourhood! We invite the community to get to know our space and encourage suggestions for both private rental and community activities.
OUTSIDE we welcome visitors to respectfully enjoy our greenspace and picnic table – and the sledding hill in winter.
INSIDE we have a large hall which seats 100 and a smaller room with a kitchenette; both are available for rent. Insurance is required and new uses must coordinate with existing church, daycare and tenant groups.
Out of the Cold Soup Kitchen
Combine friendship, stewardship and cooking! We have partnered with All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church for 15+ years as part of an interfaith ministry to the homeless to prepare soup for 100 people weekly during the 20-week soup-kitchen season. For more information, contact Pastor Steve by email or call 416.766.1424.
The Garden Party and Giving Garden
Calling all green thumbs! Join the community volunteers who make up this non-denominational group that provides fresh herbs and vegetables for local food programs.
Active for 13+ years, The Garden Party uses organic horticultural methods in its Giving Garden in Redeemer Lutheran’s side yard. Over 650 pounds of organic vegetables and herbs are donated annually to the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and St. Francis Table. Watch our 2020 video to see this incredible group in action. Please email The Garden Party to learn more.
Daily Bread Food Bank
Volunteer to feed the need! Redeemer Lutheran supports the Bloor West Loaves & Fishes food bank location at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2305 Bloor Street West). Over 80 families are receiving food each week through local partners and a pool of volunteers who help with food sorting and distribution.
Community Food Pantry
Help to keep tummies full! Coming early 2021: Many are hungry this winter in our city. Along with other Lutheran churches in Toronto, we are establishing a small pantry of non-perishable food on our property – leave a meal if you can share, take a meal if you are in need. Please contact Pastor Steve by email or call 416.766.1424 to learn more.
West End Interfaith Refugee Support
Be a part of changing lives. West End Interfaith Refugee Support is a partnership of four faith communities in Toronto’s west end – including Redeemer – responding to the global migration crisis by raising funds and organizing to sponsor refugees. Learn the back story of this 4-way partnership.
To date, the partnership has sponsored and supported two families as they’ve settled in the GTA. COVID struck and left our third family stuck in a Malaysian refugee camp. The process is reawakening now as the family of three teens and their move closer to receiving their visas.
Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Be a part of the solution. Redeemer Lutheran supports Canadian Lutheran World Relief to respond to human suffering and poverty all over the world, including preparing yellow “We Care” kits sent overseas, a cross-Canada sweater round-up for winter in the Jordanian camp, and a luggage drive for Not Just Tourists. Please contact Pastor Steve by email or call 416.766.1424 to learn more.