WELCOME TO FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH of Manhattan Beach, CA

 

We're glad you found us! We are delighted to welcome you, wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Take a few minutes to visit our website and learn more about how we live out our mission of being "A Caring Community of Faith in Action."

OUR BELIEFS

First Lutheran Church is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) and is part of the Pacific Southwest District.

As Lutheran Christians we accept and teach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther and the 16th century reformers. These teachings can be summarized by the simple phrases, “Grace alone,” “Faith alone” and “Scripture alone.”

 

Grace alone
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly

 

Faith alone
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

 

Scripture alone
The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

WORSHIP
Sunday Worship - 9:30 am; Fellowship follows
 
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 11:00am
 

Holy Communion is generally celebrated each Sunday. Our Worship Team leads the congregation in contemporary Christian music about once a month. Childcare is regularly offered after the Children’s Message.

 

SPECIAL SERVICES

Special services are held on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and during the seasons of Lent & Advent.

STAFF

Jonathan Burkee - Pastor

 

John Durkovic - Visitation Pastor

 

Nancy Durkovic – Preschool Director

 

Rebecca Itow - Administrative Assistant

Mark McCombs - Minister of Music