ELCA_4_Color_WorldWelcome to First Lutheran Church!

First Lutheran is the oldest congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,

one of 180 congregations within the Upstate New York Synod,

one of 30 congregations of the Hudson Mohawk Conference,

and one of four congregations of the Albany Lutheran Cluster.

We rejoice in each of these relationships; together we can reach out in Jesus’ names in ways that we cannot do on our own.

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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.

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Adopted: June 19, 2005