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
- Please see note below -
(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
- Please see note below -
"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
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.
Historic First Lutheran and the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Schedule Changes -
As our nation and the peoples of the world struggle to deal with the impacts of the novel coronavirus, we continue to look in faith to our loving God for strength, guidance and deliverance.
In accordance with directives from the City of Pasadena and the State of California, and to assist our members and our community in avoiding, slowing and eventually eliminating the virus' spread, we will be temporarily suspending, until at least
April 19, all public gatherings, including Sunday Services,
Sunday School and Bible classes, Wednesday Services, meetings
and all other group events.
As conditions change, we will adapt and provide updates.
Our ministry at Historic First Lutheran will, however, NOT stop:
-- Our Pastor will be on campus every day and can be reached,
by both members and non-members, by telephone or email
(see this website's Visit/Contact Us tab).
-- If you desire to watch online streaming worship services from a Lutheran church,
links are available at psd-lcms.org/live-streamed-listing.
Services are available at a variety of times in either traditional
or contemporary styles.
-- We will continue to search for ways to serve God and our community and, as our Lord said, to love our neighbors as ourselves.
As Jesus Himself said, “The gates of hell shall not prevail” [Matthew 16:18].
Inspired by this, Martin Luther wrote, “Though devils all the world may fill, all eager to devour us, we tremble not; we fear no ill; they shall not overpow’r us!”
- 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.
- Tree of the Lord’s Planting -
Though we are disloyal and sin in other ways,
Jesus saves us and makes us dwell securely.
- 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)
"Blessed is the King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!"
(April 9, 2020)
- Fig Trees -
Though we do not always bear the fruit
of faith, God brings forth fruit from us.
(April 10, 2020)
- Tree of the Cross -
Though we fail to keep God’s law,
Jesus became accursed for us to redeem us.
(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.