Updated: February, 2016

Montreal Lutheran Council
Conseil Lutherienne de Montréal
(Serving as the Montreal Area Ministry Team of the Eastern Synod)

Welcome!     Bienvenue!

About Us

The Montréal Lutheran Council is made up of representatives from the parishes and ministries of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada serving greater Montréal.

Member Parishes
    and Ministries:

  • McGill University
  • Concordia University

The Rev. Jim Slack, Chair  e-mail
Mr. Roger Kenner, Vice-chair
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, Treasurer
Mrs. Carol Meindl, Secretary

Upcoming Events:
On Saturday evening, February 27, at 19:00, there will be a panel presentation at St. John's Estonian-Finnish Lutheran Church at 4345 Marcil in NDG (Metro: Villa-Maria, then #103 or #162) to explore the topic of the Doctrine of Discovery. At its General Assembly in the summer of 2015, the ELCIC voted to repudiate this doctrine. Come find out what it's all about!

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Have you ever heard of speed-faithing? Curious?

It's not about shopping for a new religion. It's a chance to interact with members of different faiths and learn more about them. Please join us for our annual meetingt at Concordia University with the Multi-faith Chaplaincy. Come and participate in interesting conversations with students and other members of the community. This is a public event and open to all.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon, followed by lunch (kosher upon request)
WHERE: Loyola Chapel Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal Quebec H4B 1R6
Registration required (free): chaplaincy@concordia.ca

The Next Meeting of the Council
The Montreal Lutheran Council met on January 13, 2016 at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church. The next meeting of the Council will be on April 13 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in St. Lambert

Past Events:
On Friday evening, October 6, a Luther Table-Talk Pub Night will be presented at St. John's Lutheran Church on Jeanne Mance. Not just beer and wurst, but learning about Luther! It promises to be a great evenint!

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The Montreal Lutheran All-Parish Picnic was held on Sunday, August 23 at the usual place in St. Lazare. The weather could not have been better and everyone had a great time! Photos from the day will be posted soon.
(Taken at Lutheran Picnic by Matthew Anderson)
Tug of War
[See More Pictures from the 2015 Picnic]


An Open, General Meeting of the Montreal Lutheran Council (Montreal Area Ministry Group) was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on May 13, beginning at 19:00. There were parishioners and pastors from most of the Montreal Lutheran congregations. Following a short installation service (See below) and refreshements, reports were read (See below). The evening came to a close with the screening of Matthew Anderson's documentary, Something Grand (somethinggrand.ca/trailer-something-grand)

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[View the Annual Report] (Pdf)

The ELCIC Supported this Event.

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The Montreal-Lutheran Council supported this Event:

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This Film by Matthew Anderson was screened at this event

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Christian-Jewish Commemoriation of the Shoah: April 12

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CLWR Weekend: Christ, the Redeemer/St. John's

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Montreal Lutherans were happy to participate in this event, though we did not organize it.

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The Annual Montreal Lutheran Picnic was be held at the usual place in St. Lazare on Sunday, August 24, 2014. It was a beautiful day and all had a marvellous time.

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[Read More About Previous Picnics, with photos]

-Lutherans and the Charter of Values
On November 28th, 2013, concerned Montreal Lutherans gathered St John’s Lutheran church to hear presentations from guest speakers and to share personal reflections as we considered our Montreal Lutheran response to the proposed charter. Below is a link to a short video made from this presentation.
Charter of Values Discussion: November 28, 2013
View this Video at: http://vimeo.com/85460344
The Full Presentations are also available.
Following this discussion, our position on this proposed legistation was established:
[Read our Position Paper in English]
[Lire notre déclaration en français]

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-Visit from Michael Harvey
Together with the Anglican Diocese of Montreal, we hosted Michael Harvey, who was here for two days and made several presentations. Some photos will follow.

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Celebrating 150 years of Lutheran Ministry in Eastern Canada: November 16-17-18, 2012. Retired bishop William Huras presided, with Conference Dean Annette Smith also be in attendance. The weekend began with a wine & cheese reception at Christ the Redeemer on the Friday evening. A special service, followed by refreshments & fellowship was be held on the Saturday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church downtown. Finally, the bishop spoke at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church as part of the regular Sunday morning worship at 11:00.
[See Event Poster (Pdf)]

Back Row: Rev'd Guenter Dahle (ELCIC), Pr. Samuel King-Kabu (St. Ansgar), Bishop William Huras (Retired), Rev'd Annette Smith (ELCIC), Pr. Eric Dyck (St. John's), Pr. Matthew Anderson (St. Michael's Finnish)
Front Row: Fr. Stephen Petrie (Anglican Diocese), Rev'd Jim Slack (Christ, the Redeemer), Rev'd Michael Pitts (Anglican), Rev'd Kyllikki Pitts (St. John's Estonian), Angelica Tarquinio (Worship Assistant - St. John's), Rev'd Matti Terho (St. Paul's)

November 18, 2012: St-Lambert Ecumenical Group dedicates the new worship space for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and for wider community use:

left to right: Lucyna Szpak (St.Lambert Ecumenical committee), Steve Gilson (St. Lambert Ecumenical committee), Pr Riita Hepomaki, Assistant to the Bishop, Eastern Synod, ELCIC (Lutheran Church), (partially hidden: Rev'd Barry Mack, St. Andrew's Presbyterian), Fr. Gerard Lachapelle (St. Francis of Assisi), Pr Matthew Anderson (Good Shepherd Lutheran), Rev'd Sally Meyer (St-Lambert United), Fr Raymond Gregoire (Paroisse St-Lambert), Beth Chittim (original investigative committee), Dawn Smith (Presbyterian Homes Foundation)

left to right: Fr. Raymond Gregoire (Paroisse St-Lambert), Pr Matthew Anderson (Good Shepherd Lutheran), Rev'd Sally Meyer (St-Lambert United), Dawn Smith (Presbyterian Homes Foundation)
The Joint Lutheran picnic, helf on Sunday, August 26 at its usual place in St. Lazare, was a great success. Over 100 people, from a wide selection of parishes, turned out for the beautiful, sunny day. Pictures will follow soon.
Henn Paabo, of the Estonian Lutheran Church and longtime treasurer of the Montreal Lutheran Council, passed away on June 20, 2012.
The Joint Montreal Lutheran Picnic

Despite Hurricane Irene, another successful picnic was held on Aug 28, 2011. The clouds did not let loose until all were safely underneath the enclosure. We all enjoyed several hours of good fellowship together.
90 Years of Combined Ordained Ministry Celebrated

(Pastor James Slack (25 yrs), Pastor Matti Terho (40 yrs) and Pastor Matthew Anderson (25 yrs)
Pr Jim Slack installed
Jim Slack was installed as pastor at Christ, the Redeemer Lutheran Church on June 13, 2010.
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The Inshallah Choir in Concert
The Inshallah Choir from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary came to Montreal to offer their global song, provide musical workshops and give a concert.
[Get the Feel of the Concert in this Amateur Video]
[Read More about It]
The Easter Vigil - April 3, 2010
Every year, on the night before Easter, Montreal Lutherans gather in vigil for Christ. Be a part of this next year!
[Read More about It]
Pastor Heino Laaneots, of the Estonian Lutheran Church, passed away on November 20, 2009.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 was Reformation Sunday
The National Bishop, Susan Johnson, visited Montreal

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