• First Lutheran Welcomes Visitors

    Gathered as believers in Christ and having been saved by God’s grace, we will live by the word

    Sunday Worship Schedule
    8:00 AM 9:15 AM 10:30 AM
    Sunday School for all ages 9:15 AM

    132 Auburn Street
    Portland, Maine 04103 (Directions)

    The office is open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday

    Pastor David R. Alvord
    Office Hours
    Wednesdays; 4:00 to 6:00 pm
    Thursdays; 8:00 to 11:00 am

    First Lutheran Church
  • Holy Week 2014

    April 13 Palm Sunday
    Worship at 8:00am, 9:15am, and 10:30am

    April 17 Maundy Thursday
    Worship at 12:00pm and 7:30pm

    April 18 Good Friday
    Worship at 12:00pm and 7:30pm

    April 19 Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil
    4:00pm to midnight

    April 20 Easter Sunday
    Worship at 8:00am, 9:15am, and 10:30am
    Brunch from 8:45 to 10:15

    Holy Week 2014
  • Lent: Prayers of Jesus

    The topic of this year’s Lenten services will be “Prayers of Jesus.” This will be a focus on Jesus’ actual prayers rather than what He taught about prayer.
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5, with worship at 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

    Starting March 12th, Lutherans of Portland will join together at First Lutheran each Wednesday for a simple meal and worship. More…

    Soup Supper

Boxed with Love!

The boxes are on their way! Almost 100 pounds of Oreo cookies, granola bars, popcorn, CHEEZE-IT snacks, trail mix, dried fruit, mac and cheese, more cookies, Ramen noodles, and nuts are on their way to the men and women of the 133rd National Guard Engineer Battalion in Afghanistan. Also tucked …

Welcomed Guests

Our daughter, Christy, came to help Cheryl during her recuperation after surgery.Along with our other daughter, Catherine, we had a couple of opportunities to make memories and share meals. Christy brought her dog, Dez, and I was reminded of the way that dogs greet welcomed guests and residents of our …

Pancakes on Tuesday

“I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.” ~Acts 20:21 We had a wonderful pancake supper this year. As is traditional, it was held on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. That day is also known …

My Walk With God

Recently, I was listening to “Stay” by Rihanna, and these lyrics jumped out: “I threw my hands in the air, said, ‘Show me something,’ He said, ‘If you dare, come a little closer.’” And also: “It’s not much of a life you’re living It’s not just something you take. It’s …