Many Nations ; One Savior
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16 (KJV)
To carry this Gospel, this Good News, to all the World, just as Jesus Himself dwelt among us, God's Family is called to be "Street Saints" to the hurting people of this world.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Historic First Lutheran Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
To welcome all people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and into responsible church membership through the power of the Word and prayer followed by action of faith.
Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration.
Historic First Lutheran
(Koch Hall) 9:00 AM
Adult Bible Study
(Holy Cross Hall - Gym) 9:00 AM
Sunday Morning Service
(Sanctuary) 10:00 AM
Historic First Lutheran
"Prayer Force One"
(Sanctuary) 11:30 AM
Followed by Prayer Walk each week to meet and share God's love with our neighbors.
LIVING AMONG THE BIBLE’S TREES
Services During Lent, Holy Week and Easter
Ash Wednesday Service
February 26, 2020
12:00 Noon and 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Confessiional services with
the imposition of Ashes and the Lord's Supper.
Please join us!
- Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil -Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17; Genesis 3:1-24
Although we only do evil, we have life and every other good thing in Christ.
Midweek Lenten Services
Wednesdays at 12:00 noon
Wednesday - March 4, 2020
- Great Trees of Mamre -
Genesis 18:1-33; Genesis 23:1-20
Though we deserve to be deserted by God, we are blessed in Abraham’s offspring, Jesus Christ.
Wednesday - March 11, 2020
- Oak at Ophrah -
Though we sin by seeking signs,
Jesus saves all who believe.
Wednesday - March 18, 2020
- Jesse’s Tree -
Isaiah 6:1-13; Isaiah 10:33-11:16
Though we are laden with iniquity,
Jesus comes forth and conquers for us.
Wednesday - March 25, 2020
- Tree of the Lord’s Planting -
Though we are disloyal and sin in other ways,
Jesus saves us and makes us dwell securely.
Wednesday - April 1, 2020
- Good Trees & Bad Trees -
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Though by nature we are bad trees bearing bad fruit, God changes us.
April 5, 2020
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study - 9:00 a.m.
Church Service - 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Our Traditional Palm Sunday Processional
Celebrating Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem at Passover;
A Dusty Time of Pilgrims and Animals...
And, for Jesus, Palm Branches Waving and Shouts of Hosanna!
. . . Leading to the Cross . . . Because God Loves Us!
Join Us on Palm Sunday in 2020 to Celebrate Jesus!
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday - April 9, 2020
- Fig Trees -
Though we do not always bear the fruit
of faith, God brings forth fruit from us.
Good Friday - April 10, 2020
- Tree of the Cross -
Though we fail to keep God’s law,
Jesus became accursed for us to redeem us.
Children's Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 a.m.
Adult Doughnut Fellowship at 9:00 a.m.
Communion Celebration at 10:00 a.m.
April 12, 2020
- Tree of Life -
Though we deserve to be barred from the tree of life, Jesus’ Cross becomes our tree of life.
Pastor Christopher Schaar's long anticipated book on the Symbolism
of Historic First Lutheran
is finally in print !
The book starts the story of the church building standing on Los Robles Ave. and walks all the way through the Sanctuary right up to the Altar, telling about ALL the symbolism hidden in the building itself -- a silent sermon in stucco, wood, and glass. There are 33 color photos (plus the cover compilation of all the stained glass) as well as some 15,000 words (78 pages) and over 150 Scripture references. The book has been a dream in the making for over 10 years!
The book is available for $25 from Amazon,
or personalized, autographed copies are available for $20 directly from Pastor Schaar.
To obtain ordering information, please send an email to Firstpasa@aol.com .
100% of the profits benefit Historic First Lutheran.