Spoken Word Service: 9:00 am
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Worship Service with Music: 11:00 am
We are open! In fact, we have never closed. We have sufficient space to spread out and safely distance, so if you are looking for an in-person worship service, you are welcome here! We have both a 9:00 and an 11:00 service. See details below about the 9:00 service, which will be spoken word only (as in, no music). We are live streaming our 11:00 service every week. Here are our links for the live stream.
Follow along with service PDFs below.
These are PDF files of all of our services. This is the link to our YouTube Channel to watch past services if you so desire. If you need a hymnal for your home, please let us know and we will get one to you. We have extras!
First Lutheran has been a part of Houston since the 1840s. Back then, we served as the gathering place for German Lutherans who found their way to this great city. We continue to serve as a gathering place for followers of Jesus who desire to worship, learn, and serve together. Like our denomination (the North American Lutheran Church) First Lutheran is committed to the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. We recently simplified our name from First Evangelical Lutheran Church to First Lutheran. Why? Check out this essay.
To fulfill our mission, we focus on five ministries: Sunday worship and teaching; our preschool, First Friends; the First Word Debate Series; 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.
On October 4, we launched a spoken word service that is also extra safe. The service is designed knowing that not everyone is musical or enjoys singing. We also know there are folks who are staying away from worship because they do not feel safe. In addition to no singing, we have ample room for social distancing and masks are requested. This service will have all of the main components of any proper worship service: Bible lessons, a sermon, Holy Communion, prayers, etc. Children are always welcome at First Lutheran, but as this service is a bit less formal and the worship service will last about 45 minutes, parents may prefer it.
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We are a small, traditional, and vibrant 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 – 12:30 am