First English Evangelical
Lutheran Church


3807 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: 410-235-2356

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Worship & Christian Education


We have worship and Holy Communion each week at 10:00 a.m. The service has a comfortable blend of formal and informal elements.

On the FIRST Sundays of each month only, we also have an intimate early service with Holy Communion at 8:00 am.

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.


Thursday morning's Bible study in the library of the education building is on the differences between the Gospels and begins at 6:30 am. (Don't worry -- there's coffee!)

The Thursday lunch time Bible study is at 12:30 p.m. in the library of the education building. We study the bible passages being featured in the upcoming Sunday services.


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.


Pre-School and Kindergarten

Are you looking for the Preschool (FELP)?

These links will take you to their web site.

The Rev. Sandra Carlson Alexis

Pastor Sandra Carlson Alexis began her ministry at First English on April 18, 2016 after serving a number of congregations in the Baltimore area as well as Hagerstown and northeast Pennsylvania.  One of her favorite Scripture verses is from 2 Corinthians 4 which refers to the Good News of Jesus Christ being entrusted to mere humans:  "We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us."  Those clay jars come in all sizes and shapes so Pastor Sandy has a special concern for inclusion of the diversity of God's people -- especially for those with special needs.  Pastor Sandy has served as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 25 years and feels blessed by the commitment and faith of those she has served with throughout that time.  She prays for the faithful to continue to reflect the light of God's glory in their daily lives.
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Joann Moorer, CAGO

Joann Moorer has a rich professional background in sacred music, choral conducting, vocal performance, and music education. She comes to First English Lutheran Chrch from Chevy Chae Pesbyterian Church in NW Washington, D.C. where she served as Assistant Director of Music since 2010. Previous appointments include Organist and Minister of Music at historic St. John's Episcopal Church in Centreville, Virginia and St. George's United Methodist Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Joanne has earned music degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She has taught piano and voice as a member of the Applied Music Faculty t Garrison Forest School, Owings Mills since 2012.
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Laurel Bassett

Laurel Bassett is the Youth Director for First English Lutheran Church.  She has been in this role for 10 years and is a long-time member. Please get in touch with her at if you have questions about Sunday School, family friendly events and Vacation Bible School. Laurel also teaches at Saint Paul's School for Boys and worships at First English with her husband Chris, daughter Zoe and son Ryan.

Jenny Barrett

Jenny Barrett is entering her 5th year as director at FELP. Prior to that she taught in the Kindergarten, 3 year old and 2 year old classes at FELP.  Jenny's background is in Early Childhood Special Education, with both her Bachelors and Masters in this field. She taught for 8 years in the Howard County Regional Early Childhood Centers and served as Team Leader for a regional center. After staying home for several years with her children, Kira (13) and Jack (11), she started as a parent at FELP, a volunteer and then a teacher. Jenny enjoys running, swimming, reading and hiking with her husband, John and their two kids. She is happy to be a part of the First English Lutheran Community, and looks forward to a year of growth and cooperative work.

Chris Bassett

Chris Bassett leads contemporary worship music on the second Sunday of each month. He teaches high school band and orchestra in Baltimore County and freelances as a composer and conductor. In his spare time he wrestles bears and dabbles as a ventriloquist mime. Chris and Laurel Bassett were married here at First English in 2006 and have an adorable daughter named Zoe and son Ryan.
Tacy McGill-Biggs & Jenny Barrett
In addition to working closely with the First English Lutheran Preschool, Tacy and Jenny are the building managers for the church. They supervise the cleaning service that keeps the church spic and span. They also oversee repairs and improvements to the building. Their latest big project has been a beautiful face-lift for the church Fellowship Hall.