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 – Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Nursery is available 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Office Hours: 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM,  Monday – Friday.

Weekday Worship – Holy Communion is celebrated each weekday, 12:10 PM – 12:30 PM.


Daily Prayer

Laudate Dominum Concert Series

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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 before you leave.

Founded January 15, 1837