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: 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Join us on Sunday mornings for Holy Communion. Both liturgies will continue to be livestreamed for the benefit of those who prefer worshiping from home. Check out our YouTube channel to access the livestream. Masking is optional at First Church.

Noonday worship is available on Wednesday afternoons at 12:10.

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM,  Monday – Friday.



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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. Street parking is free downtown until 1:00 PM on Sundays.