We have worship and Holy Communion each week at 10:00 a.m. The service has a comfortable blend of formal and informal elements.
Sunday School for children and Adult Forum are every Sunday from September through May at 9:00 am.
We offer nursery care for children under 4 years of age.
The Thursday Bible study is located in the library of the Tabor (education) Building. Enter on 39th St near the half-circle driveway. The study begins at 6:30 am. (Don't worry -- there's coffee!)The Thursday afternoon Bible study meets at the Tabor (education) building at 1:00pm.
There is handicapped access on the Charles Street side of the building by entering the Stieff Room. First English is a Reconciling in Christ congregation and is open to a diversity.
Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.
The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds.
These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.
The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is part of our founding constitution. The ELCA accepts the following creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church:
The Apostles' Creed, The Nicene Creed, The Athanasian Creed.
First English Evangelical Lutheran Church is a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation. As such the congregation welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) believers.