First English Lutheran Church

First English sign

Mission Statement:  We work and worship as God's family, drawing others to a loving and forgiving Savior, celebrating a new life of commitment.

First English Lutheran Church is located in downtown Punxsutawney at the intersection of North Gilpin St. and Pine St. (see Map & Directions for details).  First English Lutheran has a variety of ministries. Currently, our weekly Liturgy of Holy Communion is at 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings. The parish also has special services for the Wednesdays during Advent and Lent, Christmas Eve, Epiphany, Holy Week and Ascension.

We have monthly youth activities that vary throughout the year as our grade school youth ministry. The schedule varies depending on the youth's other activity schedules.   

First English also nurtures children in the Christian faith by offering camperships for children and families to attend Camp Lutherlyn - a Lutheran Camp of the Northwestern PA and Southwestern PA Synods.

For youth looking to affirm the promises made in baptism, confirmation classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM from September to May.

Adult Bible Study is conducted year-round except in Advent, Lent and a summer month of their choosing, and book discussion groups meet bi-monthly.

First English also supports many local and international social organizations with donations. These organizations include: ELCA World Hunger Appeal, ELCA Disaster Relief,  Woodland Avenue Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Just Us For the Animals, Punxsutawney Garden Club, Snacks To Grow On, and others.