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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   Job: Wrestling with God   Sundays at 9:50-10:50am. Until May 14, 2017. The class is led by Shawn Hoffman and meets in the 7th/8th grade class room. You can expect interesting, edifying and lively discussion. Everyone is welcome!
  • 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

  • Lenten Suppers and Services   ·   Wednesdays, March 29 and April 5, with soup supper at 6pm and service at 7pm
  • Work Party   ·   Saturday, April 1, 8am-3pm
  • Maundy Thursday Service   ·   Thursday, April 13, at 7pm
  • Good Friday Tenebrae Service   ·   Friday, April 14, at 7pm
  • Easter Services   ·   Sunday, April 16, at 8:30am and 11am
  • 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
  • Pastor:   Rev. John M. Palka, Ph.D.   ·   palka.john@gmail.com
  • Church Secretary:   Brenda Stoppel   ·   FrstLuthrn@aol.com
          Point of Contact for Parishioners' Concerns
  • Minister of Worship:   Scott Cross

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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Daily Bible Reading 

Weekly Sermon Podcast   Sunday, March 26

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.