October 31, 2014

 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. 




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TAP is up and running!  TAP is an acronym for "The Alleluia Program" and an after school program held on Wednesdays at First Lutheran.  Children in second through twelfth grades are encouraged to attend.  During their time at the church, kids have games, crafts, a Bible lesson and dinner.  Cost is $1.00 per youth.    The schedule is as follows:

9/17  B.A.R.F. Day!  Bring a real friend day.

9/24  Dinner Color is Yellow.

10/1  Crazy Hat Day

See you there!  For more information contact Pastor Jeff Ewing at jeff@firstlutheranwarren.com or 723-6450.




On Sunday, October 26, First Lutheran will celebrate Reformation Sunday with the rite of Confirmation (Affirmation of Baptism).  Three youth who have successfully completed their comfirmation studies will be affirmed as adult members of the Christian Church.  They will also take a leadership role in worship on that Sunday.  Reformation is the day in which Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis upon the door of the Wittenberg Church on All Hallow's Eve (Oct. 31)  The thesis were meant to debate the church's practice of indulgences.  Lutherans remember the Reformation as a need to seek reform within the Church.  The group pictured above were confirmed in 2012.  Please join us on this special day! 

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First's annual Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, October 31 in the parking lot.  Join us for a fellowship and fun in providing treats for the kids of Warren from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Cookies, hot dogs, cocoa, coffee will be available in Niewoehner Hall.  Just follow the blinking luminaries! 



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 46

    Daily Bible Reading 31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​​Reformation DayGod is our refuge and strength,      a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,      though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;      though its waters roar[…]

  • Romans 2:17-29

    Daily Bible Reading 30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relation to God and know his will and determine what is best because you are instructed in the law, and if you are sure[…]

  • Matthew 19:16-22

    Daily Bible Reading 29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​Then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If[…]

  • Jeremiah 26:1-16

    Daily Bible Reading 28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​Simon and Jude, ApostlesAt the beginning of the reign of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, this word came from the LORD: Thus says the LORD: Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak to all the[…]

  • James 2:8-13

    Daily Bible Reading 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps[…]

  • ELCA presiding bishop says land occupation is counter-productive to peace, two-state solution

    ELCA News 24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

                CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), commended the Obama administration for urging the Israeli government to "reverse its recent declaration as 'state land'[…]

  • ELCA members raise awareness of suicide prevention

    ELCA News 21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

         CHICAGO (ELCA) – Since they lost their daughter, Terri Ann, to suicide in 1987, Jerry and Elsie Weyrauch, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have been motivated to help make a difference in the lives of[…]

  • ELCA provides 20 seminarians with scholarships

    ELCA News 13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​            CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has awarded 20 students attending ELCA seminaries with full-tuition or mission developer scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year through ELCA Fund for Leaders –[…]

  • ELCA bishops respond to various assembly actions, topics

    ELCA News 9 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​            CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered here Oct. 2-7 to consider an array of topics ranging from this church's commitment to starting new and renewing[…]

  • ELCA prayer revival service to address violence

    ELCA News 1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am

    ​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – Bearing witness as a church that is committed to ending violence, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will gather Oct. 2 for a prayer revival in Chicago to address the violence happening here[…]