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In July, 2019, I came to serve as the interim pastor for this congregation and until a new pastor is called to serve here.  And what did I find at First English Lutheran Church?  I found several things that I hope you will take the opportunity to experience.

  • This is perhaps the most diverse Lutheran congregation in the Richmond area.  The members are of Caucasian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic descent.  There are oldsters, young adults, singles, married couples, and a few very vivacious children!  And thanks to the Spirit, the members are unified in appreciating their diversity.
  • The worship music is great.  Mr. Linwood Lunde is not only a fine organist; he is also an enthusiastic choir director.  The instrumental and choral music draws us into a deeper experience of God’s presence and promise.
  • The congregation wears bifocals!  Its focus on Christ leads members to focus also on the community around us.  For its size, First English Lutheran Church maintains quite an impressive array of community service ministries.  The congregation is “In the City for Good!”
  • The congregation has a 100+ year heritage...that refreshes rather than stifles its spirit and outlook.
  • Members like to eat!  They don’t overeat, mind you.  But they do gravitate toward “fellowship foods” as a way to make and deepen relationships almost every Sunday.
  • God is at work in this place!

I hope you’ll join me in experiencing and appreciating the life of this congregation!

Pastor Chris Price


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The Giving Heart: Fall 2019 Service Project 

Thanks to all who participated in the gift filled shoe boxes service project for The Giving Heart organization. On "Wrap Day" Sunday November 24, 103 shoe boxes were wrapped and filled with puzzles, toothbrushes and numerous other items for children attending The Giving Heart's Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The number of volunteers at the Wrap Day was probably the highest since First English has been involved in the project.

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Worship with Holy Communion,  8:15 am

Sunday School for all ages, 9:15 am

Adult Bible Study, 9:30 am

Choral Worship with Holy Communion, 10:30 am


 Service of Morning Prayer, 9:00 am

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AA/NA Meetings


AA/NA Meetings are held in the Parish Hall

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AA Meeting Wednesday at Noon

NA Meeting Friday at Noon

AA Meeting Friday at 7:30 pm

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