Thinking of Visiting with us:


Thinking of attending a worship service at First Lutheran Church, but not sure what to expect? We realize that visiting a new church can be a little intimidating, so we'd like to answer some common questions.


How do I get to First Lutheran Church?

First Lutheran is located at 1663 Main St. (Rt 6A) in West Barnstable.


Will I have to stand up in front of people?

Some churches call on their visitors to stand up during the service and introduce themselves. The people at First Lutheran are genuinely interested in getting to know you and make you feel welcome and will offer you the opportunity to stand and introduce yourself. If you choose not to do that, we will never call on you personally or embarrass you in any way. You can relax and enjoy meeting people at your own pace.


Do I have to dress up?

No, you don't. We encourage people to dress comfortably. For some, that may mean dressing up, but for most it simply means wearing casual clothes. The New Testament simply instructs us to dress modestly and decently. We want everyone to come, be comfortable, and enjoy learning about God together.


What time do your services start?

Morning Worship services are at 8:30 AM, and at 11:00. Sunday School is at 9:45 AM. (In the Summer thru September 2nd, we have services at 6PM on Saturday Evenings and 9:30 on Sunday mornings. ) We have an Adult Forum at the same time as the kids are in Sunday School and we encourage parents to stay.   We also meet at various times throughout the week for Bible studies, prayer and other fellowship opportunities. Check out the church calendar for dates and times of other activities.


Where will my children go during the service?

Children are always welcome in our worship services, but we also provide a nursery service with paid staff during worship. Every service has a special sermon for kids that we call Good News 101.


Do I have to be a Member to participate?

At First Lutheran you do not have to be a member to participate in Ministry functions. Quite frankly we want as many non-members to participate as possible in the hope that you will join us as a member.


Can I take Communion?

Any baptized, believing Christian is welcome to participate in Communion at First Lutheran Church. You do not have to be a member of the church or even a Lutheran. We celebrate the Eucharist around the rail that circles the altar, where you may kneel or stand. You may pick up an individual plastic cup if you choose, or you may dip your wafer into the common cup when it is offered, or you may take wine directly from the cup. The individual cups in the center of the tray contain white grape juice for those who prefer. If you are handicapped in some fashion, you may take communion in the pew if you notify an usher of that need.


What kind of music do you have?

This is a common question. A huge debate has arisen in churches over whether traditional music or contemporary music is "right." We believe that God has inspired people throughout the ages to write hymns and songs of praise and that He continues to inspire musicians from all generations to write music that praises Him and brings glory to His name. We believe that debates regarding styles of music are more a matter of personal preference than anything else.


We offer a blend of traditional and contemporary worship services praising God with great church hymns of both past and present, as well as using a blend of music styles to glorify God. Offerings of praise and thanksgiving are expressed through timeless music led by our choir. Worship services are enhanced with very talented soloists, and occasional brass instruments.


Is the Church handicap accessible?

Yes. All areas of our facility are wheelchair accessible.

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact us, and we'll be happy to answer your questions. 508-362-3161 Or Email:

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