First Lutheran Church

A Witnessing, Inviting, Hospitable Christian Community

                              First Lutheran Church

                             Where the News is Good!

We worship Jesus Christ, teach and
spread the Good News, inspire and reach out to those who seek the love of God, and 
share God's blessing so all people in our
world can have hope.
120 Chandler Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
716-664-4601 (phone)
716-488-2662 (fax)
First Lutheran was organized by Swedish immigrants in Jamestown in 1856.  The first church was constructed at the corner of Center and Chandler Streets.  Since that time, the congregation has seen many changes, including changes in membership and the replacement of the original wooden church with the current cathedral-like church which was completed in 1901 as part of a construction project that began in 1892.  The adjoining Education building and chapel were constructed in the 1950's.
For more of our history, please be sure to visit the "Our History" page.
First Lutheran Church is member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) -  Upstate NY Synod




   Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in Contemporary Worship!

Worshiping Our Savior Jesus Christ

through the Great Tradition of Lutheran Music and Liturgy


Sunday - December 23rd - Fourth Sunday of Advent


9:00 am - Contemporary Worship Service - Contemporary worship Center


9:30 am - Fellowship Hour - Parlors


10:00 am - Sunday School (All Ages)


11:00 am - Traditional Worship Service - Main Sanctuary

Choir Cantata - "A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols"


Christmas Eve - Contemporary Music Celebration


4:00 pm - Contemporary Christmas Eve Worship - Contemporary Worship Center

Candlelight & Holy Communion

Sacred Fire Praise Band


Christmas Eve - Traditional Festive Liturgy

10:00 pm - Special Christmas Prelude Music

Choir, Organ, Piano, Vocal, Brass, Handbell Choir


10:30 pm - Festive Christmas Eve Worship Service - Main Sanctuary

Candlelight & Holy Communion

Choir, Organ, Piano, Vocal Duets, Brass, Handbell Choir





December 28, 2018

7:00 pm


Staff of First Lutheran Church

Darcy Whitney - Parish Secretary E-mail Darcy

Beth Linnecke - Financial Secretary E-mail Beth

Chris Butts - Sexton

Kurt Schlewitt - Youth Group Leader e-mail Kurt

Daniel K. Nagle, Pastor


Brian A. Bogey                                                                                     Kimberly King
Minister of Music                                                                                 Worship Leader and                                                                                                                                    Coordinator of Contemporary                                                                                                                       Worship
                                                                                                                        E-mail Kim
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