Worship with us

Coming to a church for a first time can be a scary and exciting experience.  As a community, we want you to feel as welcome as possible, respecting the pace at which you’re willing to get involved.  Regardless of where you’re coming from, please know that we count all newcomers as a blessing. Please let us know how we can assist.

Service Times


8:00 AM Early Worship Service begins

9:15 AM Sunday School begins

10:30 AM Late Worship Service begins


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Sunday School


No need to sign up! All are wlecome to worship and join our classes. Find a Sunday School that works for you by visiting our ministries page and reading about them. All Sunday School classes start at 9:25 AM on Sunday Mornings. You can also check out our calendar to see when our Bible Study's are.


Between the Services (9:15–10:25 AM) 


Refreshments are served in “the annex” (the room off to the side of the worship space) immediately after the first service. Come and get to know the people of FLC.

Bible Studies are available for adults; Men’s Bible Study Group, Women’s Bible Study Group and a third group. Ask anyone for where to find them.


***Sunday School is available for children. Ask anyone where to find classrooms.***


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Childcare During Worship


A Nursery is available for infants through age 5. 


To find out more or to volunteer email Cindy at cindy@dojoy.org


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Worship at FLC


Children’s Message

Every week there is a short bible lesson for younger children as a part of the service. Find our more about our nursery coordinator by clicking here.


The Message

Click here for a sample of one of Pastor John’s messages.


Holy Communion 

Holy Communion is for all Christians. All are welcome at the table. It is served the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.  


The Offering is not for newcomers to be concerned about. 


Newcomers need only enjoy the music as the offering is taken. The work of FLC is to be made possible by those who claim FLC as their church home.

What we believe

The message we have for this world is that God loves us, died for our sins in the person of Jesus Christ on the cross over 2000 years ago, and has a wonderful plan for our lives.  

The Good New

​"I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen."


About God and Each of Us

The Christian Church is the community of all those who believe in God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and profess Jesus as Lord (the “communion of saints”). God calls us together as the Church to care for one another and the world in God’s name. (Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)


About the Christian Church

We believe that God can be actively working through any and all of us. Each of us is precious in the sight of God. God yearns for us to live in a loving relationship with Him and other people.


About the Bible

The Old and New Testaments are the inspired written Word of God pointing to God’s activity in our world.



About Salvation

God’s love through Jesus powerfully saves those who come to Him in repentance. Living salvation begins now—and continues after death. (John 3:16; Rom. 31:21-26)



About Grace

Grace is the primary insight that Lutheran-Christians bring to Christianity. Grace is the understanding that God’s love for all people is unconditional and free! We come to know of this special love through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Our lives of faithfulness are lived in response to God’s love—not in order to receive God’s love. (Rom. 5:15)


About God

We experience the one God in three different “persons”; “Father”, “Son” and “Holy Spirit”. The "Father" is the creator of all things. (Gen. 1; Job 38) - Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. In His life, death, and First we truly see God. Jesus was both fully God and fully human. (John 1:1-18; 3: 16-21; Phil. 2:6-11) - God, the Holy Spirit, is the power of God within us to strengthen, guide, renew and comfort us. 

(John 20:21-23, Acts 1:4;Acts 2:1-13)


Marriage and Family

We believe and confess that the marriage of male and female is an institution created and blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building blocks of all human civilization and community. We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs exclusively within the Biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one woman.

 

For more detailed information, check out the Confession of Faith and Common Confession within the congregation’s constitution.  To see the entire constitution please Click Here.

our history

Services began in the area with a Pastor Doescher coming from Houston on horseback in 1895.  A congregation was organized with the parish called St. Martin's Lutheran Church in January 1899.  The group met in the Waldheim community.  A constitution recorded in 1902 omits the name "St. Martin's," but lists the congregation’s name as "German Lutheran Church" and stated that only the German language was to be used.  A frame building in Floresville facing C Street at the corner of 6th was purchased in 1907.  A Bell tower was added to the front of the building in 1916.  The congregation was renamed First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

 

In 1942 a new brick church and educational annex was built facing 6th Street and dedicated in August of that same year.  In July 1997 a 7,000 square foot addition for education, fellowship, and a preschool was built.  A house across 6th Street was purchased and named the DoJoy House.

 

Pastor John Conrad was called to First Lutheran and began his ministry in 2012.