Bishop Michael Rinehart and Mr. Ted Goins visiting First on September 12th! In September we will be exploring the ministry of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) as we share in conversation around the issues of immigration and refugees. This is a timely conversation in light of the Afghan crisis and immigration concerns. Ted Goins is President of Lutheran Services Carolinas and has on the ground realities of the positive and negative impacts of immigration and how the system actually works. Bishop Rinehart has served as president of the board for LIRS. Plan now to attend the Adult Forum at 8:45 am on Sunday September 12th!

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET? Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!  Interested? Talk to Kelsey:

Ladies Game Day - As so much fun was had on August 10th, we are going to continue the fun on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

Wednesday Evening Worship Starting on Wednesday, September 15, a midweek worship service with Holy Communion will be offered in the sanctuary. The congregational survey from this summer indicated more supported a midweek evening worship than any other evening. Come and try it out! Gather with your church family in worship - midweek.


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person – Sundays 10:00 am

You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and re-issued the requirement of wearing masks in the church buildings. This change reflects that we are in the midst of a severe spike in the pandemic and that our local medical systems are stressed by the current surge. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.

Offering  $4431

Synod Disaster - $1205


- In-person: 89

- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 260 views
  Sermon: 165 views
  Worship Service: 115 views
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Allison Glenney 6th
  • Marianna Ceccacci 7th
  • Oliver Gault 7th
  • Candy Lockhart 7th
  • Louis Bariselle 8th
  • Ryan Blacketer 8th
  • Harold Stafford 9th
  • Paul Wendt 9th
  • Stephen Stafford 10th


  • Fred Huddleston and Clay Rogers 6th