Christmas inside the Church


Danish/Canadian Flags

The Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto was founded in 1957, with the help of DKU, (Dansk Kirke i Udlandet - Danish Church Abroad). The Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto is quite young compared to the many 800 year old churches in Denmark. But this church is different. It is more than a church. For many Danish immigrants and families who have worshipped in the Danish Lutheran Church, who have been baptized, confirmed and married here, who have had funeral services for their lost family members and friends and who have sung, danced, worked and shared meals together - it has been a way of maintaining and nourishing roots transplanted to Canadian soil.

We all know how important the roots are for growth and well-being, and therefore we pass on the traditions and customs which we value to the next generations. Although the Danish language is essential to our church, we try to create the right balance between Danish and English so that all may feel at home.

The church has many activities, but the core, around which everything else grows and thrives, is the regular church service which is celebrated each Sunday. Let us hope that for many years to come the Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto will be here for Danes and their families.

Latest News


NOV. 1st

NB: Daylight Saving Time Ends

All Saints' Day
Matt 5:1-12, The Beatitudes
Music Sunday: solos by violinist Paulina Derbez.
Also: poem reading by Tanya Neumeyer. This is a day of remembering.

NOV. 8th
23rd Sunday after Trinity
Matt 22:15-22, On paying taxes
NOV. 15th
24th Sunday after Trinity
Matt 9:18-26, Two miracles
Children's Hour: Lucia rehearsals
NOV. 22nd
Last Sunday of the church year
Matt 25:31-46, The Last Judgment
Children's Hour: Lucia rehearsals

NOV. 29th


1st Sunday of Advent
Luke 4:16-30, Jesus at Nazareth
Children's Hour: Lucia rehearsals

DEC. 6th

NB: @ 4:30pm

2nd Sunday of Advent
Lucia pageant
Please join us for our traditional and festive
Lucia Pageant. The pageant is preceded by a short
service and followed by a frikadelle supper downstairs.
DEC. 13th
3rd Sunday of Advent
The Nine Readings
DEC. 20th
4th Sunday of Advent
John 1:19-28, A voice in the desert
Children's Hour.
After the service: Christmas play rehearsals.

DEC. 24th

NB: 2 Services 2:30pm & 4:00pm

Christmas Eve
Luke 2:1-14, Jesus is born
2:30pm Service in Danish
4:00pm Service in English
Special music at both services:
Trumpeter Lina Allemano

DEC. 25th

NB: 11:00am

Christmas Day
John 1:1-14, In the beginning

DEC. 27th


Christmas Sunday
The traditional Nativity play in the church
is followed by our equally traditional
Christmas party downstairs. A fun event for the whole family!

JAN. 3rd


Epiphany Sunday
Matt 2:1-12, The Magi
Music Sunday: violinists Sarah Wiebe and Amy Spurr. A festive way to start the new year. After the service and the lunch we will watch Queen Margrethe's New Year's speech (Danish subtitles).
English Service in English     Danish Service in Danish

SERVICES BEGIN @10:30AM - Unless otherwise indicated

Church Interior


Wed. Nov 4 7:00pm Study Group at the Church
Thu. Nov 5 12:30pm Golden Age Club Luncheon and Bingo
Fri. Nov 6 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Sun. Nov 8 9:30am Yoga in Kai Munk Salen
Fri. Nov 13 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Sat. Nov 14 2:00pm Movie: Matador,episodes 5 & 6
Wed. Nov 18 7:00pm Study Group at the Church
Sat. Nov 21 11:00am Fall and Christmas Bazaar
Thu. Nov 26 12:30pm Golden Age Club Luncheon and Social Hour
Fri. Nov 27 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Sat. Nov 28 2:00pm Julehygge med gløgg, æble- skiver og en dansk julefilm
Early December Anytime Remember to sign up for your church membership!
Wed. Dec 2 7:00pm Study Group at the Church
Fri. Dec 4 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Folkdancers' Christmas Party
Sun. Dec 6 4:30pm

Lucia Pageant and Adventsfest

Thu. Dec 10 12:30pm Golden Age Club Potluck
Sat. Dec 12 2:00pm Movie: Matador, episodes 7 & 8.
Fri. Jan 8 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall

CHURCH CAFÉ: Every Tuesday @ 12 noon


Church Exterior


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Address 72 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 2H4
Phone (Pastor/Rectory) 416-222-2494
Phone (Church Hall) 416-222-0990
Fax (Church) 416-222-2494
Pastor Kenneth Berg

Board Members

Chair Sune Overgaard 416-709-3139
Vice-Chair Lilly Nielsen 905-665-3080

Lisa McConnell

Secretary Jannie Decoste 905-272-4631
Trustees Gerda Andersen
Mona Hansen-Kelly
John Uffe
Audrey Urszulan

Activity Contacts

Bazaars Liselotte Østergaard
Lisa McConnell
Lis Søndergaard
Gurli Ahlgreen
Children’s Hour Liselotte Østergaard 905-898-3779
Music Director Rikke Krabbenhøft 647-887-9434
Folkdancers Audrey Urszulan 416-702-8651
Golden Age Club Lilly Nielsen 905-665-3080
KirkeHilsen Helle Overgaard
Audrey Urszulan
Danskskolen Cecilia Bonnevie