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Please join us for an intimate evening of songs and stories at Pastor Lori-Anne’s album release party at our church, Friday, January 9, 2015, 7:30-9pm.

Please email us if you are interested in buying a copy of “Psalms for a Healing Heart.” Each CD is $20, including taxes and general shipping costs across Canada. 10% of the albums’ revenue will be donated to the ministry of First Lutheran Church, in gratitude for the support and encouragement Pastor Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford has received from the congregation. Here you can read more about "The Psalms For The Heart."

Service Schedule

Worship is the heart of our ministry and mission. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday at the morning (10:30 am) and contemporary evening (6:30 pm, from September till May) services. Our morning service is available online as well via live webcast which  goes on air at around 10:20 am and in recording on our YouTube channel. Here are videos of some of our evening services.

Sunday School for children ages 3-12 begins at 10:45 a.m. every second Sunday. Here is Sunday School Schedule for the 2014/2015 school year:
No Sunday School in December
January 4, 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 22
no Sunday School during Spring break
April 12, 26, May 10, 24, June 7, 21

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. This Fall-Winter season we'll be discussing "Inner Compass" by Margaret Silf. 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings is our Choir time.

For more detail please check our events calendar.

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

"The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,To bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the LORD's favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion-to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, to display his glory. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; They shall repair the ruined cities, The devastations of many generations." (Isaiah 61:1-4)

Imagine how different our communities would be if we weren't silenced in shame and felt safe enough to be open and vulnerable with one another, free to share about our real struggles and our suffering, free to receive the help we need.

How different this world would be if we could openly weep and mourn together, and come home bearing seeds of love and joy, leaving our sorrows behind. If we believed that we are all called to bring good news to each other, to bind one another's wounds, to comfort those who mourn, and to help rebuild the lives that have been devastated.

Indeed, we are still in need of the true light to shine in our midst. We are in need of seeing the light of Christ reflected in one another's hearts and lives...

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