• First Lutheran Welcomes Visitors

    Summer Worship Schedule
    8:00 AM 9:30 AM
    Children’s message ~ nursery available
    Holy Communion Celebrated

    Regular Sunday Worship Schedule Resumes September 7
    8:00 AM 9:15 AM 10:30 AM
    Sunday School for all ages 9:15 AM

    132 Auburn Street
    Portland, Maine 04103 (Directions)
    (207)797-2525

    The office is open from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Mon-Fri

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

    First Lutheran Church

External Focus

In his report to the New England Synod Assembly in June, our Bishop Jim Hazelwood admonished, “The local church has a bright future if it is externally focused…If your church is internally focused, candidly, ‘you’re toast.’ It’s all over. Why? Because people are leaving internally focused churches.” Internally focused congregations …

Give a Child a Chance

Update: A small group met June 22 and decided to pursue the effort to find funding for a low income child(ren) from our neighborhood to attend First Lutheran Children’s program.  The team is looking for short-term funding sources and long-term, sustaining funding sources.  A promise of a match of up …

Count Your Blessings

Bringing Blessings

On the wall of the Sanctuary is a banner titled “Blessed To Be A Blessing” and it has some images that recall how in …