The Best of the Tradition with a Heart for Evangelism and Discipleship



Sunday Morning
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Worship: 11:00 am

Join us for Theology on Tap every Tuesday at 5:00pm at Saint Dane's, @ Elgin and Brazos

Special Events Coming Soon, All Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Correnti Music of the German Baroque. Newly renamed, Ensemble Correnti made its debut at First Lutheran Church as Pearls of the Baroque. The program includes dance-like Baroque sonatas by Bach, Biber, and others, and vocal works.

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Oktoberfest! Join us for traditional German food, five live music acts incluing the Houston Saengerbund, folk dancing, and lots of games for the kids. A bounce house, facepainting, the HFP and HPD will all be on hand. It's all free, so do join us for the day. See you there!

Sunday, October 26, 8:00 p.m. Arne Almroth, students, and friends. Bach Cantatas 51 and 202. Conductor Arne Almroth, violinist Carole Marie Harris, soprano Megan Stapleton, and an orchestra of UH students will present Bach’s Cantatas 51 and 202 for soprano soloist and orchestra.

Sunday, November 16, 7:30 pm Zachow Consort and Players Magnificat Anima Mea: Music of Buxtehude and Handel

FIrst Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1851 in downtown Houston and has been in Midtown since 1927. It served as the gathering place for German Lutherans in Houston for the first several decades of its life. It continues to serve as a gathering place for followers of Jesus who desire to worship, learn, and serve their Lord together. First Lutheran is committed to the Great Commission of making disciples and baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To carry this mission out, we emphasize five ministries:

  • Worship and Teaching - The worship is rooted in the historic liturgy and music of the Lutheran tradition. The teaching and preaching are rooted in the Bible, apologetics, and movements in society and the Church at large.
  • First Friends -  This Parents Day Out program is for infants, toddler and Pre-K children. It uses a Christian curriculum and serves families with young children. And for parents looking for affordable and trustworship babysitting, check out the new Parent's Night Out Program here.
  • Jesus 101 -  Taking advantage of First Lutheran being across the street from Houston Community College, this outreach is aimed at reaching the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It uses the tools of apologetics and free lunch to stimulate interesting conversation. It begins Wednesday, September 10, from 12:00-1:30 pm.
  • The Bonhoeffer House - This program will house and train men and women for future ministry, while living in intentional Christian community. It hosts Theology on Tap at Saint Dane's and a Bible Study at the house Tuesday evenings. It is inspired by Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work Life Together.
  • First Word Debate Series - These events will bring together intellectuals and public figures to debate the philosophical, moral and religious issues of our day.

First Lutheran strongly supports and recommends the Christian Community Service Center. CCSC acts as the hands and feet of Christ, responsibly and lovingly helping those in Houston who are unemployed, underemployed, hungry and homeless.

 First is a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). We look forward to seeing you soon.