"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." (Colossians 2:6-7)
Welcome to First Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Southwestern Texas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We invite you to join us for worship, study and fellowship whether you are in the area on a short visit, as a Winter Texan, or as a life long member in the Lutheran Church. If you are looking for a congregation to call home, we invite you to join us.
First Lutheranís rich history includes over 75 years of ministry. We are a multi-generational, multi-cultural family of faith that worships in a traditional style. Worship, which begins each Sunday at 10:30 a.m., is filled with quality sacred music and is centered around the celebration of the sacraments.
With roots in both the Hispanic and English speaking communities of Rio Grande area, First Lutheran is a reflection of the Valley. We further reflect the regularly changing face of this region of the country as each fall and winter we welcome a significant population of Winter Texans into our church community.
First Lutheran Church celebrates Holy Eucharist each Sunday morning and practices an open table, whereby anyone who is baptized, including those from other denominations are invited and encouraged to receive the sacrament.
A few other things about First:
-- We enjoy MUSIC and are blessed with an incredible organ and organist, a superb church choir and Director of Music, and a Festival Orchestra.
-- We believe that teaching each other and our families about Christ is important and so we have FAITH FORMING EDUCATION with Bible Study and discussions of faith for both kids and adults.
-- We know how important it is for FAMILIES to WORSHIP together (kids, too) and while we have a staffed nursery we encourage families to be together in the sanctuary.
-- We understand that our mission in the community is to help feed those who are hungry and so we have a FOOD PANTRY that operates ever Saturday morning.
-- We enjoy the WINTER TEXANS that become part of our church family for a few months each year and give thanks to God for the gifts that they share with us while in the Valley.
First Lutheran Church is a GROWING community of faith and we give thanks to God for that!
If you have any questions about First Lutheran Church, please contact our pastor or the church office at (956) 383-2647.