Welcome to Epiphany Lutheran Church

20 Old Kingston Rd., Toronto (Scarborough), ON, M1E3J5     (416) 284-5922

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Here is what you’ll find at Epiphany — do join us,

newcomers are always welcome to all groups and services: 


•    An inclusive and progressive environment – worshippers from various religious backgrounds,

     ages and walks of life

•    Relevant and thought-provoking sermons

•    Christian education for all age groups

•    Choir 

•    Women’s Group, Seniors Club, Craft Circle

•    Concerts, dinners, yard sales, bazaars, bake sales, Oktoberfests and Strawberry Festivals

  1.    Monthly “Morningstar” Newsletter

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On Sundays, Two Language Worship Services are offered:

9 a.m. in the German language — 10:30 a.m. in the English language

All “Joint” Services start at 10:00 a.m.

Please check the calendar on our “Newsletter” page (Green link below) for Communion times.

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"As a courtesy to congregation members who are highly sensitive to artificial scents,

please refrain from using perfumes and/or strong smelling bath products when attending church.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation."



Please Click Here To Visit Our Morningstar Newsletter Page,

which includes our monthly Calendar of Worship Services and Events.


Church History


Epiphany is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). The ELCIC belongs to the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.

To learn more visit ELCIC.


Lutherans are part of one of the two largest Christian Protestant groups worldwide – and about two percent of Canada's population. Today’s Lutherans have origins in many parts of the world including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. In celebrating our diversity, we gain a broader perspective on our shared Christian values.


Epiphany has been part of the Scarborough community for over half a century. Our church was founded in 1963 by a group of ethnically diverse Scarborough area residents. Our German membership is still quite active.

Links

Lutheran World Federation

www.lutheranworld.org  

The LWF is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing more than 70 million Lutherans in 79 countries. The LWF acts on behalf of its member churches in areas of common interest such as ecumenical relations, theology, humanitarian assistance, human rights, communication, and various aspects of mission and development work.  Its secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland and the North American headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The President of the LWF is the Reverend Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the General Secretary is the Reverned Dr. Ishmael Nokoof the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe.

 


Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

www.elcic.ca  

The ELCIC functions through three major entities: nationally through the ELCIC, regionally through 5 synods, and locally through more than 600 congregations. ELCIC is supportive of ecumenical relations and is in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada. National Bishop Susan Johnson is based at the national offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 


Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

www.easternsynod.org  

The Eastern Synod includes more than 200 congregations and extends from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bishop Michael Pryse is based at the Synod offices in Kitchener. 

 

The Toronto Conference Website is at a new location on the Eastern Synod website. Come and visit us at: 

www.toronto.easternsynod.org


Absorbent Minds Montessori School

www.absorbentminds.ca 

Absorbent Minds is a unique and enriched school in the Montessori tradition, located in the former parsonage on the church grounds at 16 Old Kingston Rd. It is for children 18 months to 6 years of age, which Dr. Maria Montessori called “the real time” when one's intellectual and creative powers are formed for use throughout life. The school is located in the sunny, completely renovated former parsonage and grounds of Epiphany.

The principal is Ms Huma Luhar, 416-284-6286.

 


Caring Alliance

www.caringalliance.ca

The Caring Alliance is a coalition of volunteers from faith communities, City agencies, and Scarborough communities who work together to understand and help meet both short term needs and long term aspirations of homeless families and those emerging from homelessness. 

 


Natural Church Development (NCD)

www.ncdcanada.com and www.ncd-international.org

Natural Church Development is a biblically-rooted congregational development process to help churches be healthy, effective, and grow spiritually and numerically. An annual survey gives a snapshot of church health, the key to church growth. The process was founded in Germany about 15 years ago and since then, 60,000 surveys have been done in 45,000 churches of many sizes and denominations in 70 countries. The 8 characteristics essential for long term sustainable health and growth are EMPOWERING Leadership, GIFT-ORIENTED Ministry, PASSIONATE Spirituality, FUNCTIONAL structures, INSPIRING Worship, HOLISTIC Small Groups, NEEED-ORIENTED Evangelism, LOVING Relationships. Epiphany started its first NCD cycle by completing the survey in spring, 2010.

 


Lift Up Your Hearts

www.worship.ca

LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS is the Worship and Spirituality site of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. It includes many resources and links to enrich and enliven your heart, mind, and soul. 

 


Canadian Lutheran World Relief

www.clwr.org

CLWR is one of Canada's oldest relief and development agencies, formed in 1946 as a response to the humanitarian crisis in post-war Europe. It now focuses on six areas: refugee settlements; aid shipments of quilts, kits, and other materials; emergency relief; community development; international volunteer service; alternative trade. Donate and learn more through their website. 

 


A Word About Internet Browsers:


Epiphany’s Website was constructed on a Mac using iWeb 08 and is best viewed in any of the compliant browsers listed below. It is NOT necessary but good practice to have a second browser available on your computer and you do not have to uninstall anything, simply download the one you would like to try, follow the “installation instructions” and use the browser of your choice. All are available for Mac and PC and some also support Linux so be careful to select a compatible version (if different versions are offered) for YOUR computer’s Operating System. Safari and FireFox are two of the most popular browsers. All are free.


Here are links to four (4) popular compliant internet browsers:


SAFARI:


FIREFOX:


GOOGLE CHROME:


OPERA


For a more detailed explanation of Web Browsers, see the Wiki page here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browser