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First Lutheran Church of Galveston

Come and visit the historical First Lutheran Church in Galveston! In addition to worship services on Saturday eve at 5:30 pm and Sunday morn at 10:30 am, we are the sponsors of the Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy and the annual Galveston Island Oktoberfest. Our Lyceum building is available for weddings, banquets, and special events. For more information, please visit:,,

  1. The 23rd Psalm

    The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I need. I am given pastures, fresh and green with quiet waters running by. There my soul is refreshed. I am guided along the right path as was promised. If I walk through the valley of darkness, there is nothing I fear; you are with me, your rod and staff are my comfort. You prepare a banquet for me in the sight of my foes; with precious oil you welcome me, my cup over flows. I know that your mercy and love will be with me all my life; the house of the Lord will be my home as long as I live.

  2. Fourth Sunday in Lent Sermon By Rev. Rhoades

    Today’s Gospel is the story of how Jesus healed a blind man (with mud made of spit!) but the religious leaders of the day judged this miracle as a “sinful act”. It failed to register in their Pharisee minds that a wonderful miracle had just happened. How often are we ourselves blind to see how God is acting in our world? We can get boxed in by our judgemental thinking and TOTALLY MISS SEEING wonderful paths and possibilities that God is trying to show us. Let us pray together that God opens the EYES of our HEARTS so that we can build a great new future! Come and share with us how God is helping you to "see".

  3. Prayer: Your Relationship With God

    “PRAYER is to lift your mind to God, to pour out your heart before God, and to ask something of God.”
    God DESIRES to be in a relationship with us. God WANTS us to be with Him in prayer.
    How are we growing in our relationship with God?

  4. Installation of First Lutheran Church Council and Directors

    We give thanks for our new Council and Directors for their willingness to serve! In baptism we are welcomed into the body of Christ and sent to share in the mission of God; we rejoice now that these sisters and brothers will lead us in our common life and mutual mission as a congregation. Anthony Grizzaffi - President, Albert Choate - Vice President, Lee Coe - Financial Officer, Carla Sanborn-Jones, Secretary, Norbert Kurtz - Council, Kay Fritz Stafford - Council, and Fred Huddleston - Council

  5. Sermon By Rev. Rhoades - March 19, 2017

    In the waters of our baptism, God made a PROMISE to US that we belong to Him, no matter what. God is consistent, God is trustworthy, and God provides. So, do we LIVE our lives like the wandering children of Israel who were always complaining of their situation in the wilderness? Or do we LIVE a life of FAITH in the promises of God? It is a choice, and we invite everyone to worship and remind each other of God’s great promises and to encourage each other to live by faith. Visit:

  6. Galveston Back Pew for March 15, 2017

    This week, Rev. Rhoades leads us in asking the question, "Is The Lord Among Us?". Well, of course, we all cry out! But how do we really answer that question? This is a question of FAITH, and not by SIGHT. Are we trusting God, who is always FAITHFUL to us? Come and deepen your faith and relationship with God with us! Visit: