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.
Fresh from Pencil Break, we have designs for new church t-shirts. We can't wait to place the order! If you'd like to order one, just email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll ship it to you. Even though they promote our congregation, we hope they will invite conversations about church and Jesus no matter where you are or to what church you belong. The order form can be found below. The shirts will cost $20 for 1 and $35 for 2. They will be made with the highest quality fabric with a bit of stretch built in so they will fit anyone well.
1311 Holman St, Houston, Texas 77004