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We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, "yo no habla Ingles." We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or find yourself musical challenged to carry a tune. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Lutheran than Martin Luther or more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, treehuggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.

If you blew all your offering money at the casino or on the lottery, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!


Service Schedule

Worship is the heart of our ministry and mission. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday at the morning at 10:30 am. Our morning service is available online as well via live webcast which  goes on air at around 10:25 am and in recording on our YouTube channel. Here are videos of some of our evening services.

Evening services will resume in the fall.

Sunday School for children ages 3-12 begins at 10:45 a.m. every second Sunday. Schedule for the 2016 school year:
February 14, 21
March 6
April 3, 17
May 1, 15, 29

On Mondays at 7:00 pm we are open for Centering Prayer. Twice a month on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm we meet for Book Study. 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings is our Choir time.

How to find us

First Lutheran Church is located at 5745 Wales Street in East Vancouver (at the corner of East 42nd Avenue and Wales Street—and Wales is six blocks east of Victoria Drive and three blocks west of Rupert Street—see map).
 


Video of the week

Quote of the week

Proverbs features Woman Wisdom,
calling out on the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads,
taking a stand, calling the people take a stand and to understand.
Her voice resounds in the public venues, in the social squares,
the marketplace, on the roadways,
and on the heights and in the depths of creation.
Her voice is proclaimed indiscriminately for everyone to hear.

What is Wisdom Woman inviting us to partake in?
What is she calling us to understand?
Who are the people that God is inspiring us to be in relationship with?

When you are discerning how to answer her call,
remember that Woman Wisdom delights in you,
and rejoices in Godís world.
She opens up our world instead of closes it.

That makes it a bit easier to hear her call now, doesnít it?
 

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