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As a loving faith community, we worship joyfully, pray earnestly, and share God’s love through our words and actions.

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This is Christ's church

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

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132 Auburn St. Portland

Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I expect during worship service?
What's available for young people?
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First Lutheran Church offers three distinct Worship Services during the academic year and two services during the summer months.

Worship is at 8AM, 9:15AM, and 10:30 every Sunday morning. From mid-June through August we worship at 8AM and 9:30AM. Our services are filled with music created by one of our choirs–Senior Choir, Bell Choir, the Wafers–or by some of our very accomplished musicians. FMI

We are at 132 Auburn Street. See our DIRECTIONS page for a map and link to custom directions. When you arrive, you will find ample onsite parking along the north and west sides of the church building. A front entrace to the worship sanctuary faces Auburn Street, with a second entrance near the back of the building in the main parking area.

When entering at the parking lot entrance, take a left just inside the doors. Follow the short hall down until you find the sanctuary entrance on the right.

Oh… and there is no assigned seating, so pick any spot where you feel comfortable. And feel free to introduce yourself to those nearby.

We sing. We pray. We “share the peace”, which means we get up from our seats to greet each other with a warm handshake and a greeting.

We listen to Scripture readings and a sermon that is usually about 10-15 minutes long. And we commune, sharing the Body and Blood of our Savior in the form of bread and wine [or grape juice, if you prefer!].

Of course, no one is required to do any of these things, but most folks find that participation results in a more fulfilling experience.

For children in preschool through fifth grade (ages 3-11), we offer Sunday School classes during the 9:15 service.

Children in sixth grade and above can participate in a two-year long Confirmation class, which takes an annual retreat to Camp Calumet, volunteers at the soup kitchen, goes bowling, goes hiking, and generally has a lot of fun!

Camperships are available to help children attend Camp Calumet and/or First Lutheran Day Camp each summer.

On Mothers’ Day each year, we host a phenomenal Youth Service, where the youth perform all the music, write and deliver the sermon, and put on a skit!

This is just the tip of the iceberg for what we offer young people, so come and check it out!

Check out the MY FLC area of our website to see our schedules, small groups information, news, and announcements.

Then, if you still find you have questions, jot a note using the contact form below. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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