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375 Years of Lutherans in Albany

Sunday, May 19, 2024 + 4pm

Organ and Brass prelude begins at 3:40 pm.

Join us as we celebrate 375 years of Lutherans in Albany! The celebration begins with organ and brass music and a Festival Liturgy of Word and Sacrament, with Bishop Miller preaching and Pastor Chilton presiding. Following worship, we have a reception in Wittenberg Hall.

Please join us for Sunday! As always, we welcome participation in a polymodal manner: gathered in the sanctuary and remotely on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.

Donate for the reception.

Worship with us

Sundays at 10:45 am

In-person and streaming on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube. Find details and bulletins below.

All are invited, included, and celebrated.

Our Mission Statement

We are a metropolitan parish committed to Christ-centered ministry in the city of Albany, New York. We rejoice in the manner in which God has graced us with unity in a glorious diversity. We welcome all to share in the life and ministry of First Lutheran regardless of age, race, socio-economic or marital status, physical or mental capabilities, or sexual orientation.

We are a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation and as such we are dedicated to being sanctuary (safe-haven) to all God’s people. We are also committed in the name of Jesus to work for justice and peace in our neighborhood, in our community, and throughout the world.

Adopted: June 19, 2005

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