First Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran congregation in the state of Washington, located in the heart of downtown Bothell. The current building was built in 1962 and has undergone updating over the years.
The sanctuary is traditionally inspired. 18 pews on each side of a center aisle (36 pews total, accommodating approximately 335 worshipers), with side aisles on either side of the pew sections.
Traditional pipe organ in the back, above the pews, in the choir loft.
Baby grand piano at the front of the sanctuary, and an upright piano in the choir loft.
Small inner narthex directly off the sanctuary, and a large outer narthex leading from the front doors for greeting guests.
Large Fellowship Hall in the lower level, for receptions, presentations, and the educational hour.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be served or consumed any place in the Church.
We will work with your family to provide a respectful, meaningful worship service for family and friends to come together to say good-bye. There are many options available available in the worship service to share meaningful bible readings and musical selections.
We will work with the funeral home of your choice to coordinate all the aspects of a funeral or memorial worship service.
We will publish a basic bulletin for the service for a nominal fee. If you prefer to do your own memorial bulletin we will provide you with a template of the basic service on a word document. We will provide altar services and usher services before, during, and immediately following the service.
Our Reception Coordinator will organize all the details of a reception in the church fellowship hall following the service. The Women's Organization of First Luther may help with the serving of food during the reception.
Upon the death of a loved one there are many details that need attending to. We can help you, along with the funeral home, to navigate your way through a very difficult time.
In planning a memorial service (when the body is not present) or a funeral service (when the body is present) we can help you choose the best way to honor their life through song, scripture and prayer.
Our intention is to be there for you in any way we are able to make the journey a little easier.
Pastor Tor Kristian Berg
*First Lutheran's organist must be given the of first refusal for all organ services at First Lutheran. Please speak to the Pastor for special considerations.
Please make checks payable to the individuals providing a service. The church bookkeeper will provide you with a current list of names and amounts.
All users of the facility are asked to leave rooms as they found them. Janitorial fees are to cover additional cleaning due to extra usage.
Sound System Technician
Bulletins B&W (per 100)
Bulletins Color (per 100)
Coffee, Cookies, Punch Reception
Up to 50 guests
Over 100 guests