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First Lutheran Church of Venice
Everybody is welcome

Sunday Worship and Sunday School

  • Timeless Worship:  A liturgical service featuring organ and hymns. Sundays at 8:30am.
  • Sunday Morning Bible Study   Current study: Romans   Sundays at 9:50-10:50am.
  • Children's Sunday Schools   Two groups: pre-school/kindergarten and 1st-5th grade   Sundays at 9:50-10:50am.
  • Contemporary Praise:  An uptempo service with live band music. Sundays at 11:00am.   During the contemporary service, the church offers a staffed nursery and a Children's Church program.

Special Events

  • Advent Service   ·   Wednesday, November 30, at 7pm   ·   This service of Comfort and Joy will feature Holden Evening Prayer, one of the most beautiful settings of a Christian service ever written. Pastor Dennis Gano will accompany the service, and Pastor Ken Frese will preside.
  • Voters' Assembly   ·   Sunday, December 4, at 12:30pm
  • Advent Service   ·   Wednesday, December 7, at 7pm   ·   In this service of Comfort and Joy, children from Venice Lutheran School will play a prominent part in the service, reading, singing, and playing in the Viking Band.
  • A Christmas Carol a play based on the novel by Charles Dickens in an adaptation by and starring Orson Bean   ·   Three performances: Friday, December 16, at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 17, at 5:30pm; and Sunday, December 18, at 5:30pm   ·   flier (pdf)
  • Christmas Eve Services   ·   Saturday, December 24; Christmas Eve Family Service at 5pm; Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 10pm
  • Christmas Day Service   ·   Sunday, December 25, at 10am (one service only)
  • Life Groups   LifeGroups are small groups of seekers and believers meeting regularly to help each other grow as followers of Christ through fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. For example, we regularly offer Peacemaker video and discussion series on becoming people of peace. The series, from Peacemaker Ministries, helps people learn to respond to conflict Biblically.

Church Staff
  • Principal preachers: Pastor Ken Frese, Pastor Jim Johnson, Pastor Bart Loos, Pastor R.Z. Meyer
  • Brenda Stoppel, Church Secretary and
          Point of Contact for Parishioners' Concerns
  • Scott Cross, Minister of Worship

This page: http://www.flvenice.org

First Lutheran Church of Venice building
815 Venice Blvd  ·  Venice, CA 90291     map
Phone: (310) 821-2740  ·  Fax: (310) 823-0224
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Mission Statement
We are a living, breathing Body of Christ.
We will live in the Word of God.
We will breathe the Gospel to our neighbors.
We will welcome all into the Body of our Congregation.
And Christ will be our center.