East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community The East Toronto Latvian Lutheran congregation has worshipped at St. Barnabas for over 60 years. Truly God has been merciful to our people and has given this church as a refuge and strength. We are truly thankful to St. Barnabas parish.
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Church Mission Statement The mission of the East Toronto Latvian Lutheran church is to present the gospel of Jesus Christ in an open, inclusive and welcoming environment. We adhere to the Lutheran tenets of sola Scriptura sola fide and sola gratia (by Scripture alone, by faith alone and by grace alone). We confess our faith in the triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit as expressed in the creeds of the Christian church.
God in his infinite mercy has allowed our church to worship at St. Barnabas on the Danforth Anglican Church for over sixty years. We give thanks to Jesus Christ, infinitely gracious, infinitely faithful for this unique, but challenging journey in faith. Our people are always thankful to the ministry, leadership and people of St. Barnabas for their hospitality. Our services are in Latvian and English and are open to all people of faith, as well as those who are interested in exploring their own faith and spirituality. Worship services are held twice an month. We also offer Bible studies and discussion about the foundations of the Christian faith.
Pastoral counselling is available and we minister to the sick and shut-ins. Open to the Latvian community, we invite the community to share and to participate in our services and activities.
Mindful of the powerful impact of music on worship, we often invite professional musicians from Toronto, Ottawa and Latvia to give concerts, workshops and participate in worship services . J.S. Bach signed his manuscripts ‘soli Deo gloria’. Only to God is the glory! We concur.
A series of recital videos on Youtube of Anita Gaide, Michael Rundans, & Ivars Gaide – click here »
Contact Info: Pastor Rev. Dr. Anita Gaide 905-477-7042 To contact the Community call Juris Jente 647-961-3130