What We Believe
We are a worshipping community dedicated to strengthening, broadening and sharing our faith. We want you to know that whoever you are and wherever you are in your faith journey (and it doesn’t need to be Christian!) you are most welcome. We act together to, praise and glorify God through Word and Sacrament; learn about God’s will in our lives; nurture ourselves in faith through prayer, music, fellowship; witness our Christian beliefs to others while respecting other faith traditions; live our faith by reaching out to those in need.
Our congregations are part of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). The ELCIC is Canada’s largest Lutheran denomination with over 152,500 baptized members in 607 congregations. It is a mainline, protestant denomination that is inclusive and progressive in its theology. The ELCIC welcomes people from all walks of life into the loving embrace of community and faith. The mission of the ELCIC, as an expression of the universal Church and as an instrument of the Holy Spirit, is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people in Canada and around the world through the proclamation of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments and through service in Christ’s name. Lutherans believe in salvation by faith and practice liturgical worship, based on Word and Sacrament. Lutherans observe two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion.
what will happen during worship?
If you have never been to a service in the Lutheran church, the first thing you will experience is what’s called liturgy. That is, the congregation is invited to respond to and participate in the sacred. In short, everything you need is in the bulletin and hymnal, and you are invited to sing and respond at different parts of the service.
During Communion, the congregation is invited to the altar to receive wine (in a small plastic cup) and a wafer. This practice represents the grace of God, made known to us in Jesus, that is freely given to everyone without exception. We invite everyone, regardless of religion, race, or identity, to participate. During Communion, you may come to the altar to receive bread and wine, or just one of the elements, or a blessing. If you wish, you may also remain in your seat and enjoy the music that accompanies Communion.
Online Worship Options
If you are not able to join us in person for worship, Sunday mornings most congregations have an option to worship live online. Please contact the church office of your choosing to get more information on what they offer. See our contact page in order to contact our congregations.
Transportation and PArking
Faith is located at 43 Meadowlands Dr W, Nepean, ON K2G 2R5
Martin Luther is located at 933 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 1P5
Resurrection is located at 1325 Gaultois Ave, Orléans, ON K1C 6G5
St. John has street parking only. St. John's Ottawa is found in the beautiful and growing area of New Edinburgh, just a few blocks from Rideau Hall, and right near the Ottawa River. If you are driving in, please not that there is no parking lot designated for the church, but there is street parking available along Crichton. St. John's is accessible by OC Transpo, taking the number 9 bus towards Rideau drops you off on Crichton St., or the number 19 bus towards St.Laurent/Hurdman, drops you off just down the street on Beechwood.
St. Peter's is located at 400 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario (downtown at Sparks and Bay).St. Peter's is easily accessible by OC Transpo. The Lyon LRT station at the corner of Queen and Lyon is only one block away, a 2 to 5 minute walk. If you take the exit marked "Lyon Street" at the west end of the station, you will arrive at street-level a little bit closer to St. Peter's. Bus #16 from Sandy Hill and bus #10 from Billings Bridge also stop near St. Peter's, on Bay Street. St. Peter's has it's own off-street parking lot for our attendees to use.