May 05, 2015

 WORSHIP TIMES8:00am & 11:00am

Summer Hours

(Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend)

8:00am & 10:00am

  SUNDAY SCHOOL (Ages 4 to Adult)




Monday through Friday

9:00am - noon

1:00pm - 4:00pm



First Lutheran Church

109 West Third Avenue

Warren, PA  16365

(814) 723-6450

 (814) 723-0935 (fax)



About FIrst Lutheran

Come to the About Us section to meet our pastors, staff, and find out what we're all about!


Join Us!

If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then you should come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved. We hope you join us.




Check out our Slideshow to see what's happening at First Lutheran Church! 


NewsletterThe Lantern - Read about the latest news and the activities at First Lutheran Church!


What is the ELCA?

Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the history of this wonderful organization on our What is ELCA page.



We are a Stephen Ministry congregation


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Welcome to the First Lutheran Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. First Lutheran has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.


Farewell and God bless!

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The worship services on April 26 marked Pastor David Blank's final Sunday at First Lutheran.  He was presented with a cross and a gift from First, St. John's Pleasant Twp., and Bethany, Sheffield.  A farewell reception was held following the 11:00am service.  Pastor Dave began his tenure at First Lutheran on May 14, 2006 and officially concludes his call in Warren County on May 14, 2015.

Pastor Dave writes, "We are thankful for the past nine years journey with the folks at First Lutheran and more recently with the members of St. John's Warren and Bethany, Sheffield. Sunday, April 26 was bittersweet celebrating a ministry that intersected with so many lives, loving, laughing, crying and then saying goodbye. My heart is filled with gratitude and many blessings as shepherd of the Lord's people. May God bless you all and it is not goodbye but until we meet again!"





Beginning Sunday, May 24 through Sunday, September 6

Worship will be held at 8:00 & 10:00am

There is no Sunday School during our summer schedule.











Please join us at the church for services

Holy Communion

8:00am 11:00am

Summer Hours 8:00am 10:00am

(Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend)


Sunday School (September - May)

9:30am (Ages 4 to Adult)


109 West Third Avenue
Warren, PA 16365
Office: (814) 723-6450

Fax: (814) 723-0935


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Daily Bible Reading from the ELCA


  • Psalm 80

    Daily Bible Reading 5 May 2015 | 12:00 am

    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,      you who lead Joseph like a flock!      You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh.      Stir up your might,      and come to save[…]

  • Galatians 5:16-26

    Daily Bible Reading 4 May 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to[…]

  • John 15:1-8

    Daily Bible Reading 3 May 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​Fifth Sunday of Easter I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have[…]

  • Amos 9:7-15

    Daily Bible Reading 2 May 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​Are you not like the Ethiopians to me,      O people of Israel? says the LORD.      Did I not bring Israel up from the land of Egypt,      and the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir? The[…]

  • 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

    Daily Bible Reading 1 May 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​Philip and James, ApostlesTherefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God's[…]

  • ELCA members called to pray, stand in solidarity with Baltimore residents

    ELCA News 29 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​            CHICAGO (ELCA) – In an effort to stand in solidarity with residents of Baltimore as the unrest there continues, the Rev. Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland Synod[…]

  • ELCA partners begin large-scale emergency response in Nepal

    ELCA News 25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​            CHICAGO (ELCA) – Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are responding to an April 25 earthquake that shook Nepal and its capital city, Kathmandu. Sections of the city's historic center lay in[…]

  • ELCA observes World Malaria Day as it nears $15 million campaign goal

    ELCA News 23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – In observance of World Malaria Day April 25, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) commemorates the global anti-malaria effort and reaffirms the church’s commitment in helping bring an end to malaria-related deaths in Africa. Through[…]

  • ELCA presiding bishop meets with Christian leaders in China

    ELCA News 22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am

    ​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – In her first visit to China, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), noted the importance of cooperation in deepening the relationship with Christians in China, and the[…]

  • Lutheran Disaster Response receives $300,000 grant for New Jersey hurricane relief

    ELCA News 17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am

                CHICAGO (ELCA) – Lutheran Disaster Response has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the American Red Cross to assist people impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. Lutheran Disaster Response is the disaster response[…]