We are a community
of Christians who
gather regularly to worship God, to examine the Scriptures from a
Lutheran perspective and to reflect on their significance for our
As human beings, filled with God's Holy Spirit and trusting in Jesus
Christ as our Saviour, We are sent to care for the whole creation and
to bear witness to God's love for the world by serving, supporting and
encouraging all who are in need.
Worship is the
heart of our ministry and
mission. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper at
every Sunday service which
starts at 10:30 a.m.
of our service goes on air at around 10:20
Sunday School (September-June)
for children ages 3-12 begins at 9:45
We are a
multicultural, inclusive congregation of the British Columbia Synod of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and we welcome all
into our community worship, service and life.
First Lutheran is a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation—that
is, a community which publicly welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgendered persons into full participation in the life of our
parish. As an RIC congregation, we are connected to Lutherans
Concerned - North America (LC/NA) which advocates for GLBT
Lutherans in Canada and the United States.
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).