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First Lutheran is a community centred on the grace and steadfast love we all receive through Christ Jesus. We are a welcoming community who seek to extend a radical hospitality to our neighbours and friends. We are a gathering of people of diverse ages, cultures, and traditions, a community that seeks to extend love and grace with one another.

All are welcome here, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation; regardless of social, economic, educational, or linguistic status; regardless of citizenship, religious, or cultural background; regardless of relationship status or family make-up; and regardless of physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual condition.

There is a place for you in our community worship, service, and life. There is a place for you-no matter where you are at in life. Come, just as you are.


December 17 - Advent 3 worship at 10:30 am

Pr. Vida Jaugelis presiding & preaching FLCís Annual Dessert Feast after worship - Please bring goodies to share

December 24 - Advent 4 worship at 10:30 am

Service with Holy Communion; Pr. Sylvia Schmidt presiding & preaching Coffee hour cancelled to accommodate worship needs of Wesley Methodist Church

December 24 - Christmas Eve worship at 7 pm

Pr. Vida Jaugelis presiding & preaching

December 25 - Christmas Day worship at 10:30 am

Service with Holy Communion; Pr. Vida Jaugelis presiding & preaching Christmas lunch after worship organized by Friends InDeed

December 31 - Joint Epiphany worship at 10 am

Service will be at St. Thomas Anglican. (2444 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver)

Service Schedule

Worship is the heart of our ministry and mission. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday at the morning at 10:30 am. Our morning service is available online as well via live webcast which  goes on air at around 10:25 am and in recording on our YouTube channel. Here are videos of some of our evening services.

On Mondays at 7:15 pm we are open for Centering Prayer. 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings is our Choir time.

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

It takes a great deal of grace to inspire us to let go, to inspire us and to move us to repent. A great deal of grace to think that Godís thinking for our lives is even better than our own thinking. But the good news, is that in Christ Jesus, God gives us a great deal of grace to receive.

Grace to see the truth. Grace to hear correction. Grace to understand how we sometimes serve as stumbling blocks instead of rocks of faith. Grace to see and understand and know that there is another way to live. A better way to live. A more life-giving way to live. A freer way to live.


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