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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. 2nd

NB: Daylight Savings Time ends

All Saints' Day. Matt. 5:13-16.
Salt for the earth and light for the world

Let us remember those who have passed away. After the
service we celebrate the anniversary of the congregation.

NOV. 9th
21st Sunday after Trinity - Memorial Sunday
Luke 13:1-9. The accident at Siloam
NOV. 16st
22nd Sunday after Trinity
Matt. 18:1-14. The lost sheep
Children's Hour and Lucia rehearsal
NOV. 23rd
Last Sunday after Trinity.
Matt. 11:25-30. "Come to me, all you who labour"
Children's Hour and Lucia rehearsal
NOV. 30th
1st Sunday in Advent
Matt. 21:1-9. The Messiah.
Children's Hour and Lucia rehearsal

DEC. 7th

NB: 4:30pm

2nd Sunday in Advent
Lucia pageant. The children have been preparing
since the middle of November. Come and see them
perform! After the pageant a light dinner will be served in
the Royal Hall

DEC. 14th
3rd Sunday in Advent
The Nine Readings
Children's Hour. Christmas Play rehearsal.
DEC. 21st
4th Sunday in Advent
John 1:19-28. The witness of John
Children's Hour. Christmas Play rehearsal.
DEC. 24st
2:30pm: Juleaftensgudstjeneste på dansk
4:00pm: Christmas Eve Service in English
Luke 2:1-14. The birth of Jesus

DEC. 25th

NB: 11:00am

Christmas Day
Luke 2:1-14. The birth of Jesus
After the service there will be cookies and a glass of wine
downstairs. Come and wish each other a Merry Christmas.
DEC. 28th
Christmas Sunday - Nativity Play
Enjoy the Nativity Play in the Sanctuary and join us
downstairs for the traditional Danish Christmas Party,
including dancing around the Christmas tree, songs and
JAN. 4th
Epiphany Sunday - New Year's service
Matt. 2:1-12. The wise men from the East.
After the service we will watch Queen Margrethe's
New Year's speech downstairs. Danish subtitles.
English Service in English     Danish Service in Danish

SERVICES BEGIN @10:30AM - Unless otherwise indicated

Church Interior


Sun. Nov 2 After the service The Congregation's 57th birthday
Thu. Nov 6 12:30pm Golden Age Club luncheon with guest speaker:
Fri. Nov 7 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Sat. Nov 15 11:00am Christmas Bazaar
Thu. Nov 20 12:30pm Golden Age Club luncheon and Bingo
Fri. Nov 21 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Sat. Nov 29 2:00pm Movie Afternoon: "Jul i Skovridder gården"
Fri. Dec 5 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
Sun. Dec 7 4:30pm Adventsfest and Lucia pageant
Tue. Dec 9 12 noon Danish Christmas Lunch
at Madsen's Green House
Fri. Dec 12 7:30pm Folkdancers' Christmas Party
Sun. Dec 14 After the Service Christmas Play rehearsal
Thu. Dec 18 12:30pm Golden Age Club Christmas Pot Luck
Sun. Dec 21 After the service Christmas Play rehearsal
Sun. Dec 28 10:30am Nativity Play and Children's Christmas Party
Fri. Jan 9 7:30pm Folkdancing in the Royal Hall
"Welcome Back Dance"

CHURCH CAFÉ: Every Tuesday @ 12 noon - See Almanak Above
CHOIR PRACTICE: Every Tuesday @ 7:00 pm.


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
E-mail dlctoronto@rogers.com
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 Mona Hansen-Kelly
Gerda Andersen
John Uffe
Audrey Urszulan

Activity Contacts

Bazaars Liselotte Østergaard
Lisa McConnell
Lis Søndergaard
Gurli Ahlgreen
Children’s Hour Liselotte Østergaard 905-898-3779
Choir Leader 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 dkskolen@gmail.com