How to Find Us
First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
What we Believe and Teach
We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation. The proclamation of God’s message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
We believe and teach that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God’s Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God’s Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world. We accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
We accept the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this congregation. In addition to the Creeds, we accept the Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it in faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Augsburg Confession. We also accept the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.
We confess the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scripture and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God’s mission in the world.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.
Learn more about beliefs and liturgy at the Evangelical Litheran Church in America website.
Where We Gather
First Lutheran Church
120 Chandler Street
Jamestown, New York
What to Expect
- Inspirational and beautiful worship setting
- Prayers for those in need of healing & comfort
- Sermons proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ
When We Gather
- Contemporary Worship
9:00 am in the
Contemporary Worship Center
- Fellowship & Refreshment
9:45 am in the
- Sunday School
- Traditional Worship
11:00 am in the