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THE SEASON OF LENT at First Church

Through the season of Lent we will be marking our Lenten journey together through prayer, worship and community.

There are several ways, in addition to Sunday Worship, that First Lutheran Church is providing all three of these during the season:

Wednesdays in Lent, 7:00 p.m.

Throughout this Lenten season at First, we will be entering more deeply into some of our Easter Vigil’s sacred Hebrew texts. Pastor Evans, Pastor Hanssen, and Pastor McCurry will reflect on what each of these foundational Vigil texts mean for us as Christians in both preaching and teaching. Our series of Wednesday evening Vespers sermons will focus on these, as well as our Sunday morning unified Adult Education classes.

Lenten soup suppers start at 6:15 PM, prior to the Vespers services on Wednesdays evenings at 7:00 PM. 
Morning Prayer weekday mornings,  9:30 AM

Morning prayer is led by the Church staff, during the season of Lent. All are welcome to come join them in daily matins. The service takes about ten minutes.

Wednesdays at 12:30 PM

Each Wednesday in Lent, gifted musicians from Duquesne University present a brief recital immediately following the noon liturgy.

28 February Michael Kearney

7 March Simon Vullo Underiner

14 March Gareth Allegrucci, Austin Ostiguy, Ellen Gross

21 March Rebecca Veith

28 March Justin Weilnau


On January 31, 2016, the congregation of First Lutheran Church began the important work of preserving our nearly 130-year-old church building through the five-year, $1.5 million capital campaign, Reverence My Sanctuary.  Together in love, we embark on this journey to tend to the physical needs of our sanctuary.

Our 180-year history as a congregation reflects a welcoming community of faith that proclaims the Good News of Jesus in word and deed. We look forward to the preservation of this holy house, and the creation of new and innovative spaces within it, that will enable us to expand our ministry to the city for many years to come.

Please take a few minutes to review our plans and consider how you can help. And check back often for project updates.

RENOVATION UPDATE:  We are back to worship in the newly renovated Nave as of Sunday, October 23!  Work on the exterior of the building is to begin in the spring.

Click here to watch video and learn more about our Capital Campaign

FLC Capital Campaignbrochure

May God give us glad and generous hearts that we may pledge to this work the gifts he has given to each of us.

Check out our progress below: