First Lutheran Church and School

Welcome to our website!


For more than 80 years as a Christian congregation and a half-century as a Christian school, First Lutheran has been serving the South Bay and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are glad to welcome you to learn more about this faith community, and to join our communal life of worship, learning, friendship and Christian service in the name of Jesus. 

In the many pages on this site you’ll learn a lot about First – our values and history, mission and vision, theology and confessions, programs and activities. Our goal through all that we are and have is to be “a caring community of Christian faith for all people.” It’s my hope that this commitment to caring service, fervent faith and embracing welcome are what people experience here at First, and what we together will build in the Spirit in the years to come. 

At its most basic level, being a ministry partner at First is a matter of claiming our identity as children of God and followers of Christ. Children and adults not yet baptized are invited to “come to the water,” and we’re always glad to speak with people about baptism and the Christian journey. Those already baptized are invited to fully participate in Christ’s community through worship and learning, praying and welcoming, giving and serving together. 

But please know that you are already welcome here, and that we give 
thanks for you as a child of God and as a partner in Christ’s mission in this 
place. As Paul rightly says, “You are the body of Christ, and each of you is 
a part of it.” That’s how we feel too – we already belong to one another 
in the welcome arms of Christ Jesus! 
Our Vision:
A Caring Community of Christian Faith for All People
Our Mission:
We seek and make disciples in the saving way of Jesus
Called and sent to serve and speak God's love in daily life

FLCS this week (pdf)

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News and Announcements

The Word This Weekend – May 24, 2015

The Word This Weekend – May 24, 2015 Reflections on the weekly texts, by the
Rev. Dr. Bill Hurst, FLCS Senior Pastor
FLCS This Week

FLCS This Week For up and coming church news and events see our weekly newsletter by clicking on the pdf link below.
First Lutheran School Awarded Top Accreditation

First Lutheran School Awarded Top Accreditation The Accrediting Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has granted First Lutheran School its highest level of accreditation, a six-year term which runs through June 2021.
Vacation Bible School at First - Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26

Vacation Bible School at First - Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26 At Everest, kids will hear stories about God, play games, get creative in crafts, sing songs, and make new friends in a safe and fun environment!
"Run The Race" 2015 Pledge Forms Now online!

"Run The Race" 2015 Pledge Forms Now online! Whether through paper or online forms,
committing to generosity at FLCS
has never been easier
Welcome to First!

Welcome to First! Our welcome brochure offers an overview of this caring community of faith. Download the convenient PDF file (link at bottom of page), or read online. You are welcome here!
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