Updated: February 9, 2015

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:
Several events are in the planning stages; check back here soon!
The Next Meeting of the Council
The Montreal Lutheran Council met on February 5, 2015 at St. John's Estonian Lutheran Church in N.D.G. The next meeting of the Council will be on April 15, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Greenfield Park. (If this space is not available, the meeting will be at Christ the Redeemer in D.D.O.

Past Events:

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

[Download] the poster in Pdf

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

[Download] the poster in Pdf

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.

[Download the Map (Pdf)]
[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]

[Read More About This]

-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.

[Download Full-Sized Poster]

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.
[Read More about It]
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

Web Page Maintained by Roger Kenner
(Original design by Rev. Norman Hennig-Pereira)