First Lutheran has been a part of Houston since 1851. 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. First Lutheran is committed to the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ as is our denomination, the North American Lutheran Church. Though we share a similar name as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we are no longer a part of that denomination. For thoughts on the word "evangelical", see 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 out to non-believers with the Gospel of Christ.
Alpha is a time for dinner and conversations about life's biggest questions. It explores purpose and meaning in life as well as the basics of Christianity. If you have ever wanted to learn what Christianity teaches but have been afraid to ask, Alpha is for you. Alpha uses high-quality video lessons and will provide time for you to ask questions of your own. It is completely free and dinner will be provided. Alpha will be held every Monday in October and November at 6:00 pm. Come late and leave early if you need to. You can check out a preview video here.
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 Evangelical Lutheran Church 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