of the Tradition with a Heart for Evangelism and Discipleship
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.
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
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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.