German Church Services in Vancouver during Advent

Stocker, Doerschel, Schreiber

There are some changes to the German churches – St. Marks and Martin-Luther-Church – but some thing remain the same. Advent, a time of waiting, In Latin, “Adventus Domini” means “waiting for the arrival of the Lord.” In German, this is “Ankunft” or “Ankunft des Herrn.” Practices associated with Advent include keeping an Advent calendar, lighting an Advent wreath, reading from an Advent daily devotional. The photo above shows (from left to right) Deputy Consul General Johann Michael Stocker from the German Consulate General Vancouver, Beatrice Schreiber President of the German Canadian Business Association and Pastor Ingrid, newly installed Senior Pastor at the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. This was during the Introduction of Ingrid Cramer-Doerschel on Sunday, December 5th at 9:30 am.

Advent Services at the St. Mark’s Church: 1573 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Christmas services are now online for St. Marks.
Entry is by reservation only – no drop-ins possible. Masks are mandatory at all times.

St. Mark’s Church

Email: Pastor Breit
St. Mark’s Office


Dec. 24th – 2pm – Family Orientated Service (Bi-Lingual) – we especially invite families with children to this service.
Dec. 24th – 3:30pm – Deutsche Christvesper
Dec. 24th – 5pm – English Christmas Service
Dec. 24th – 6:30pm – Deutsche Christvesper

Dec. 25th – 9:30am – Deutscher Gottesdienst am Weihnachtsmorgen
Dec. 26th – NO SERVICES!

Dec. 31st – 7pm – Deutscher Gottesdienst m. Abendmahl am Altjahrsabend
Jan. 1st – 10am – Bi-Lingual Service on New Years Day

Anmeldungen über die Pastor Breit und Gemeindebüro.

Einige Gottesdienste werden live übertragen:

Dec. 24 – 3:30pm

Dec. 25 – 9:30am

Dec. 31 – 7pm

Über unseren Live-Channel:

Gottesdienste sind später verfügbar über unseren Kirchen-Channel:

Sunday German Worship Services are at 9:30 am and English Worship Services are at 11:00 am. Newly Arrived Pastor Ingrid and Pastor Kristina Breit work together with a terrific team of dedicated Christians to make the Kingdom of God a reality in our shaken world. St. Mark’s offers various Bible Studies for those who want to learn about the Bible and strengthen their faith. There are Ladies and Men’s Groups. We offer English Sunday School every Sunday in both Services, and also provide German Sunday School for those interested. We also have a variety of volunteer opportunities. Please inquire with Pastor Ingrid or Pastor Kristina, if you are interested to help in our programs or around our buildings.

Pastor Ingrid Speaking on Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Pastor Manfred welcomes Pastor Ingrid on Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Advent Services at the Martin Luther Church: 505 East 46th, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, December 12, 2021
10:00 am — Church Service
Confirmation Class


Sunday, December 12, 2021

10:00 am — Church Service
Confirmation Class


The Martin Luther Church has Pastor Manfred Schmidt. They are an Evangelical Lutheran church with services in English and German. Our services use traditional Lutheran liturgies. As a member of the Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations (CALC), we are a confessional Lutheran church. We strive to teach and live in accordance with scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.

Worship Services are conducted in English and in German.

We welcome you to join our worship service!

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