Welcome to 

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church!

We are a congregation of God's people committed to serving in the name of Christ, and eager to grow in faith together.

Our pastor, professional staff and members stand ready to help you in any way that we can, and we invite you to share in all that is happening among us.

Core Values

We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm. We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God. We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ.

Worship

Service times:    8:00 a.m. Sunday   *  10:30 a.m. Sunday

                           Holy Communion is offered at every Sunday service.   

  • 8:00 a.m. Service:    Traditional worship with liturgy from the Lutheran book of Worship. 
  • 10:30 a.m. Service:  First and third Sundays are traditional worship.   Second, fourth, and fifth Sundays are a blended service, using traditional Lutheran liturgy and incorporating instruments along with organ and piano. 
Special services are scheduled during Lent, Holy Week and Christmas.

Sermons 

Can be viewed again through our website Watch and Listen

Television

Our services are broadcast on Victoria's KXTS-TV channel 41 (Suddenlink Cable channel 9 or 109) on Sundays at 10:30 AM.

Education

We place a high priority on Christian Education as a means of growing in grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through our enthusiastic teachers, we encourage all to take advantage of opportunities to be spiritually nurtured at our church.

  • Schedule:  Sunday School is offered for all ages from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Confirmation Classes
  • Women's Circles
  • Men's Bible Class

Outreach

As Lutherans, we are a part of a global church.  Through many and various means we minister to each other as one body in Christ when we give to the mission of the church. This involves both local and global ministries including:
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Salvation Army
  • Christ's Kitchen in Victoria
  • Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry (VCAM)
  • Habitat for Humanity Homes and Volunteerism
  • ALS, Stroll, Roll "N" Run
  • Helping Hands
  • Thanksgiving & Easter Baskets
  • Annual Giving Tree in December
  • Annual Heritage Day

Groups

Small groups play a vital role at First English. We invite you to become a member of one of our small groups. Please see the Groups tab for more information on our small group ministries.