First Lutheran Church, Albany, NY

People encountering the grace of the living God.

Sundays at 10 am – Worship with Holy Communion.

You are invited to worship with us in-person or online. 

Coffee and Fellowship follows worship every week in Hartwick Lounge. Sign-up to host!

Through the summer months (June 11 – September 17) we worship in Hartwick Lounge for the air-conditioning. Hartwick Lounge is on the first floor of the building, down the hall from the main office. Directions: From Cortland Place / State St. Lot: enter the State St. entrance, go past the office, the lounge is the next two doors on the left. From the Western Ave. lot: enter the doors toward the rear of the sanctuary building (under the “Christ’s Church Albany” sign), go up the stairs to the hallway and turn right, go all the way to the end of the hall and look for two dark wood doors with a “First Lutheran” logo on them. They’re closed to keep the cool air in, please come on in.

September 10 – God’s Work. Our Hands.

Hymn-sing and service project

Worship is Morning Prayer with a hymn-sing (suggest hymns here) surrounding the service project for God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday.

Our service projects for this day will be to put together Winter Essentials Kits to share with others. Our Upstate NY Synod Assembly provided the opportunity to pack these for distribution in our congregations as well as for people in the western part of the state. Following last winter’s devastating snow and cold in the Buffalo area that caused many to be trapped in cars and several deaths, providing these kits may help save lives.

We are collecting the following items to include in the kits. Drop them off at church or order from our Amazon Wish List.

  • New tube socks
  • Knit winter hats
  • Knit gloves
  • Air activated hand warmers.

September 17 – Brunch Church

The exodus of Israelites from slavery to freedom crosses the Red Sea, the point of no return in their flight. We hear of God’s ongoing leadership of their journey and dwell together on God’s word for us as we follow God forward into the future, with no turning back to what was before.

Brunch church is worship and brunch all in one. We meet around dining tables in Hartwick Lounge, share guided conversation as we eat, hear scripture and reflect on it together, sing, pray, and celebrate communion.

Adult Forum at 9 am. (Off through September, returning in October)

Come to church early for this time of discussion. In the library and on Zoom.

Past Worship Videos