First English Lutheran Church

Who We Are

We are part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). We have been around since 1902. First English serves not only the community of Platteville, but as the site for Lutheran Campus Ministry on the UWP campus.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - traditional
  • 10:30am - traditional
  • 06:30pm - alternative style on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

What to Expect

What are services like?
Sunday Morning worship services are traditional in nature. We offer Holy Communion each service which is open to all who come. We also have an alternative worship service on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm lead by a small group of college students. The style is more contemporary and relaxed.

What is the community like?
Platteville is a small college town located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin. It has a old main street with shops and stores.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are still welcome to come and join us and to explore our community as we gather each week.


Michael Short

I am a second career pastor. I graduated from Luther Seminary in St Paul with an M-Div degree. I have serve First English in Platteville since 2006

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