The First English Evangelical Lutheran Church has served downtown Pittsburgh since its founding in 1837 as the First English-speaking Lutheran church west of the Alleghenies. Its members come from far and near to participate in its Christian witness in the heart of the city: a witness that is faithful to Holy Scripture and to the historic Lutheran Confessions. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is at the center of its life, providing direction, comfort, and hope. We welcome all to worship with us, and invite you to become a part of our downtown ministry.

Sunday Worship – Reduced capacity liturgies with social distancing practices will be held on Sunday mornings at 8:30 & 11:00 AM. That we may better monitor the our newly reduced seating capacity, RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Click HERE to RSVP for Sunday worship.

For those who cannot join us in person, we offer drive-up / walk-up distribution of the Sacrament between liturgies from 9:45 – 10:45 AM. For a recording of the service, check our YouTube channel each Sunday afternoon.

Office Hours: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM,  Monday – Friday for telephone contact ONLY.



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Handicapped accessible.  Reserved accessible parking spots available on Sundays in front of church. Assisted listening devices are available for hearing impaired persons. Inquire with an usher.

Parking is available on Sundays at the Mellon Square and Smithfield/Liberty garages for $1.00 when your ticket is validated at the church – see an usher or the attendant at the reception desk before you leave.

Founded January 15, 1837