2021 was the 170th anniversary of First Lutheran's founding. In the 1850s, we served as the gathering place for German Lutherans new to Houston. We remain a gathering place for followers of Jesus who desire to worship, learn, and serve together. Like our denomination, First Lutheran is committed to the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
To fulfill our mission, we focus on four ministries: Sunday worship and teaching; our preschool, First Friends; Internet and college student outreach; and Music at First. We also host a number of social events and help incredible organizations fulfill their missions. Each of these ministries reflects our commitment to preserving important traditions, grow in community, and reach out to non-believers with the Gospel of Christ.
In addition to our liturgical 11:00 service, we offer a spoken word service at 9:00 am. The service is designed knowing that not everyone is musical. This service has all of the main components of any proper worship service: Bible lessons, a sermon, Holy Communion, prayers, etc. As this service is a bit less formal and the worship service lasts about 45 minutes, parents may prefer it.
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We are a small, traditional congregation. We'd love to meet you on a Sunday! Check out our Visitor's page for more details on a Sunday visit. First Lutheran is committed to the best of the Lutheran tradition while also practicing evangelism and outreach. In other words, we don't just wait for folks to show up. We invite and welcome all!
1311 Holman St, Houston, Texas 77004
09:00 am – 04:00 pm