COVID-19 Update

After much prayer and consideration, the board has decided that the most prudent course of action is to TEMPORARILY SUSPEND all on-campus services & activities at First Lutheran Culver City (please see the below information for more details) until April 19th or further notice. We do not cancel worship out of fear, rather we cancel worship out of love and compassion for the sake of our neighbors. We are also following the guidance from city, state and federal officials. The suspension of worship is a sacrifice we make to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

In the face of this threat to our world’s health and economy, we remain steadfast in the HOPE we have in Christ, the LOVE we have for our neighbors and the OPPORTUNITY we have to serve the most vulnerable in our congregation and city.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help. Seriously, LET US KNOW if you or someone you know is in need of food or supplies and we will do what we can to help as a congregation.


Rev. Matt Wait I Josh Salzberg, Executive Director

In the best interests of our congregation’s health and safety as well as keeping with guidelines from city, state and federal officials, we’re going to be temporarily suspending on-campus worship gatherings and activities, effective immediately. This includes Sunday morning worship and the brunch scheduled for March 22.

Our current plan is to resume gathering as normal on, APRIL 19, but we will keep you posted as news around the pandemic develops in the coming weeks.

While our on-campus activities will be suspended, we will continue to function as a congregation, living in love and service for one another, our city and our world. As always, Rev. Wait’s sermons will be posted on First Lutheran’s Website and we’ll be developing other ways to interact and support one another. In the mean time, PLEASE LET US KNOW if you or someone you know is in need of food or supplies and we will do what we can to help as a congregation.

As you may know, the best way we can soften the health and economic impact on our city, country and world is to practice social distancing. We encourage everyone, if at all possible, to PLEASE STAY HOME. See this explanation from Ariadne Labs (Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard School of Public Health), which gives guidelines for best practices and the science behind how we can help.

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Service Info

We worship every Sunday at 10am and celebrate communion on the first and third Sundays of each month.Services are temporarily suspended

Our Church

We are a community of faith founded on the grace of God. We believe that God the Father created and it was good, but then humanity brought corruption into the world. Rather than give up on his creation, the Father worked to bring salvation and eventually sent Jesus Christ, his Son. It is through the death and resurrection of Jesus that we are given new life and a hope for something greater. We also believe that Jesus sent his Holy Spirit into our hearts to call our faith and hope into action and empower us to love others and share with them the love of the Triune God. We believe this story of salvation is shown in the Holy Bible and summarized in the words of the Apostles’ Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come 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.

If you have any question about our beliefs and practices or any general questions about the Christian faith, please reach out to Matt, our Pastor. We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

Our Pastor

Matt grew up in the Indianapolis area, earned his bachelor’s degree from Concordia Nebraska, and then received his Masters in Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He began serving at First Lutheran in Culver City in the summer of 2018. Prior to his role as pastor at First Lutheran, he served at a congregation in the Minneapolis area. He and his wife, Sarah, and their two kids love being in Culver City—the weather, the food, the beach, and most of all the people are incredible. They look forward to seeing how Jesus can impact this community.

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