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 lives.
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. Live webcast of our service goes on air at around 10:20 a.m.
Sunday School (September-June) for children ages 3-12 begins at 10:45 a.m.
Reconciling in Christ
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.
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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).