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First Lutheran Church is a vibrant Christian community committed to connecting faith and life for people of all ages through worship, learning, and serving in Jesus’ name.  The people who gather and make this their church home are every-day people, young and old alike, who find joy and purpose in being the church together.

Worship Schedule September through May

Saturdays: 5:00 p.m.

Sundays: 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.

New This Fall! Wednesdays: 6:00pm

Worship Schedule for Memorial Day through Labor Day

Saturdays: 5:00 p.m.

Sundays: 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. in Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. at City Park (weather permitting)

10:30 a.m. at Carlos State Park (weather permitting)

Fall Sermon Series

WORSHIP… Where faith and life meet Worship is central to who we are as Christians, and in September and early October we as a congregation will take a closer look at this important faith practice.  Join us each week as we CONNECT our faith and life through worship and beyond.  Each week’s theme will be used the following Wednesday as well. September 12/13/16 ‘SPIRIT FEST WEEKEND” Theme: GATHER… together we celebrate the gift of being able to GATHER as God’s children.  September 19/20/23 Theme: WORD… Each week we gather around the WORD to listen, to grow, and to be transformed.  September 26/27/30 Theme: MEAL… The act of sharing a meal with others is a profound opportunity for hospitality and welcome.  On Sunday September 27th you are invited to a breakfast MEAL that will be served in the Fellowship Hall between 9:00-11:00am, and the Wednesday meal (each week) is served from 4:45-5:45pm. October 3/4/7 Theme: SENT… Worship extends into all of life as we are SENT out into the world.  After worship there will be an opportunity to serve others by making shoes for children in Uganda, through the organization called SOLE...

Ministry of Welcome

Enhancing Hospitality in new and creative ways!  One aspect will be to enhance hospitality and accessibility at a new Welcome Center.  A key part of the Welcome Center plan is to have members help out on a rotating basis and serve on weekday mornings for approximately 3 hours.  We are seeking 5-10 people who would be willing to serve by answering the phone, being a welcoming presence, and assisting with various office tasks such as mailings, etc.  We are seeking volunteers who have good people skills and a willingness to help.  If you are interested or want to learn more about this ministry, join Pr. Blom on Wednesday, September 9th at either 9:00am or 5:30pm in the Family Room.  If you have suggestions on how we can enhance hospitality in other areas, please come to the meeting with your...

Noon Luncheon

Join other ladies of First Lutheran on Thursday September 3 for a noon luncheon served by the Lydia bible study group.  “Terri’s Prayers” will be presented by Terri Bursch.  We look forward to hearing her speak, gathering for fellowship, and as always, enjoying a nice lunch.  All women are invited… and bring a friend!  There is no cost or registration...

SPIRIT FEST 2015 – Sat. Sept 12 & Sun. Sept. 13

Saturday the 12th: Potato Harvest & Worship We’ll start harvesting potatoes at 2:00pm at the church garden. Help of all ages is needed and appreciated!! Join the fun and fellowship while we work together to help others! Cookies, bars and beverages will be served after the potatoes have been dug and before the 5:00pm worship begins; also held at the church land. Come give thanks and praise to God for the garden harvest and the beauty of the great outdoors! Remember to bring your lawn chair w/for worship. (In case of rain the potato harvest will be postponed and worship will return to the church Sanctuary) Sunday the 13th: GATHER for worship at 8:30/9:45/or 11:00am. Participate in the informational Scavenger Hunt around the church, purchase some fresh produce, canned goods or mums at the Farmers Market and pick up some yummy treats at the Bake Sale! In addition the church library will have a ‘free will’ Book Sale! All proceeds will benefit the ‘Faith Needs Room to Grow’ campaign. The Farmers Market, Bake/and Book Sale will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00am-noon. We’ll GATHER for coffee, apple & pumpkin bars and the final Scavenger Hunt clue in the Fellowship Hall too. (If you have produce or baked goods you can donate please bring them to church on Saturday morning from 8:00am-noon or by 8:30am on Sunday. Please place your item(s) on the appropriate labeled...