A Vibrant & Nurturing Faith Community

inviting others to experience the Grace of God

We welcome you to join First Lutheran Church — regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up the First Lutheran Church family.  We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. This faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.  There is a place for you here!
Located at: 302 S. 10th St., Saint Joseph, MO, 64501  Phone: 816-232-8378  Email: flcsj302@gmail.com


Sermon Series for August:

Jesus uses bread as a metaphor for the importance of humanity’s need for God alone as the source of life and salvation. Based on John 6 where Jesus refers to himself as the Living Bread. God knows our hunger for life that is purposeful and leads us in Jesus for our hearts and minds to be consumed by that which is imperishable.

July 29                  Cost of Bread

August 5              Labor’s Reward

August 12            I Am=Bread of Life

August 19            You Are What You Eat

August 26            Kicking Junk Food

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July 22
Bill Hoffman and the Firebabies

Stephanie Gummelt
Bill Hoffman and the Firebabies join Imagine Eleven for a night of fun. Stephanie Gummelt opens the evening.


July 29
Valentine and the Knights

Roger Price
Valentine & The Knights are a 5 piece incredibly talented band featuring three lead singers and a horn player who plays alto and tenor sax, flute and clarinet. Roger Price opens the evening.

August 5
Atlantic Express

Phil Vandel
A celebration of the best of soul, funk, R&B is delivered live through eleven musicians. So inspiring we had to have them back.

August 12
Soca Jukebox

Shawn Minter
Soca Juke Box is our only choice to end the summer with their island music and ability to entertain, inspire, and lift the human spirit. Shawn Minter opens.