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Online Worship Every Sunday at 10 am

Join us on Zoom (email tknoll@firsttrinitydc.org for login information) or view the livestream on the First Trinity/St. Matthew Youtube Channel. The following week, the video will be posted on Facebook, and the audio will be posted here.

Listen to the sermon from 11/8

Listen to the sermon from 11/1

Listen to the sermon from 10/25

Welcome to First Trinity Lutheran Church

A community of Christ loving and serving our neighbors.

Welcome to First Trinity


We're glad you're here and hope to meet you in person. Since 1852, First Trinity has welcomed people for worship, service, learning and belonging. First Trinity has a long tradition of commitment to downtown DC and this neighborhood through its many evolutions.

We are a welcoming church, affirming and accepting of the LGBTQ community and individuals. We welcome people of all abilities, income, gender and stage of life. Whether you have been attending church all your life, been away for a while, or never been to church, you are welcome. At First Trinity you will find,  a community in which to grow in faith and spirituality, learn to love God, yourself and your neighbor, and experience the joys of connecting through relationship and service. First Trinity welcomes you wherever you are on your spiritual journey.

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Through worship, prayer, meditations, Lenten/Advent Quiet days, labyrinth walks and more, together we accompany one another to deeper levels of faith, connection to God and following Jesus.




We take time after worship on Sundays to get chat during Fellowship Hour provided by members. We intentionally welcome and share hospitality with all people regardless of income, ability, race, gender, sexual orientation and political persuasion.


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We work together to care for all of creation - plants, bees, and human beings in need - locally and globally. Join us to love and serve your neighbor.


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The primary purpose of our church is to proclaim the Gospel in words and deed and "bear much fruit" (John 15:8). We trust implicitly God's promise that where the Good News of Jesus Christ is shared there will be an "abundant harvest" (Mark 4). We commit ourselves, therefore, to make a personal and corporate witness to our God-given faith, and to grow by reaching out to every person, encouraging and supporting one another in our faith journey.
Worship is the core of our congregational life. In worship we come together as the Body of Christ, in all our diversity, to proclaim the Gospel, share the sacraments, and celebrate our life together, to the praise and glory of God. We believe that music is a common language that spans age, gender, and culture. It is our vision that music uplifts and celebrates our worship and is the leading way that we invite others to visit us and experience our reason for being.
Following Jesus commandment to "Love your neighbor as yourself we support a wide variety of service ministries. Reaching out to all we minister to many needs: spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical.
As an evangelical church we commit ourselves to grow and fulfill Jesus' commission "to go and make disciples"
Therefore empowered by Jesus Christ and what He can accomplish though us we consider ourselves a servant community through which all people are welcome.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:9