Worship at First Lutheran

You are most welcome at our services and activities. We are glad to answer questions you may have, and our office may be reached by phone at (925) 671-9942 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We believe in the Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross and rose again for our salvation.

We believe that God offers forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all who believe in Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit gives and strengthens faith through the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. This is a joyous faith that offers strength, courage, and hope to all people.

We believe that Christians express their faith in a life of regular worship, prayer, Bible study, service, and fellowship.

If you have any questions, you are invited to talk with Pastor Andy or any church member to learn more about the hope and peace we have in Christ.

Our Sunday Worship Service starts at 9:30 am.

  • Holy Communion is offered each service.
  • Children are invited to Sunday School after service from 10:45 - 11:30. 
  • Children under the age of 3 are invited to stay in the nursery (located adjacent to the education room) with a qualified volunteer. A vibrating pager will be given to the parent for any needs which may arise.
  • Nursing mothers and mothers of infants are also invited to use the nursery if they should so choose for their own comfort or privacy.

Lutheran Christians have a rich history of song and active participation in their worship.  If you aren't familiar with our order of worship (liturgy), please feel comfortable and welcome to simply sit and enjoy our friendship and prayers.

Traditional services follow an order of worship from the recently published Lutheran Service Book.  A bulletin is given to each person as they arrive that contains all the songs, Bible readings, and the like that will be used in the service.  Any of us are glad to answer questions you may have about our worship and our family at First Lutheran.

  • Visitors should in no way feel obligated to contribute during our offerings; offerings are collected as a way for our confirmed members to join in supporting the ministry.
  • If you haven't taken Holy Communion with us before, please read our statement of belief about this Sacrament and talk with the Pastor or one of our Elders before partaking.  We offer both a common cup with white wine and individual cups with either white wine or red grape juice. If you would like a gluten-free wafer, please talk to the pastor before the service.

Past First Lutheran Church worship service sermons are available online for your listening pleasure, but were suspended two years ago after our previous Pastor, Rev. Jed Maschke, accepted a Call to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Carson City, NV.

Click here to access our sermon Podcast feed.

Click here to browse to our Podcast page.

The podcast is also listed on the News Feed page of the Resources tab.

You may directly subscribe to our site feed through your browser's "subscribe to feed" feature. And these audio files are available free through the iTunes Store; subscribe to "Messages from First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Concord, CA".

First Lutheran Church offers online giving as an option for our members.

We use the Simply Giving program from Vanco Services, endorsed by but not part of Thrivent Federal Credit Union.  This highly secure and private method of making a contribution or offering to the church is offered at no charge to contributors and families.

The Lord's Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another.

Our Lord invites to His table those who trust in His Words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us, that they may show forth His death until He comes.

Because those who eat and drink our Lord's body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the Sacrament, are asked first to speak with the Pastor or an elder.

For further study, you are invited to see: Matthew 18:15-35; Matthew 26:26-29, and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

Children are invited to come forward for a blessing.

Children and teachers of our preschool meet for a brief Chapel in the church each Thursday at 9:30 am, and you are most welcome to come worship with your child.

Chapel services cover a Bible story and are led by one of the teachers or Pastor Andy.

Please contact the Preschool for more information.

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