First Lutheran Church is privileged to provide a ministry to the German community of Pittsburgh. Two German services are offered annually: The Good Friday service of Holy Communion is held on Good Friday at 10:00 a.m. (KARFREITAGSGOTTESDIENST). The German Christmas Service (WEIHNACHTSGOTTESDIENST) is held on the 4th Sunday of Advent at 4:00 p.m.
“The future frightens us. But the Promise comforts us. Blessed are those who are called to it.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Germany, 1932. Pastor Brian Evans writes, “In light of the terror the Jewish community and all of us in Pittsburgh faced on Saturday, it was clear the sermon I had originally prepared for Sunday was not going to work; the rising hate against minorities in our country had hit home. As