Welcome to First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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First Lutheran is a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and one of nearly 200 congregations of the New England Synod. Our doors are open to life-long Lutheran Christians, Christians of other denominations and to those seeking to know more about Christ. First is a community of faith centered in Word and Sacrament and focused on proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel to a world in turmoil. We invite you to join us as we offer ourselves to God and to the greater community through our liturgy and prayer and service to our brothers and sisters. We ask that God bless you on your journey of faith, wherever it may lead you.

Latest News

Good Morning! Due to today’s weather conditions the church is CLOSED. Tonight’s Bible Study has been cancelled. We encourage you…

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The 7:45 Sunday Service for January 24 has been cancelled due to weather conditions.  A decision on the 9 am…

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Lutherans install new pastor.  On December 8, 2015 The Reverend Jeffrey C. Johnson was formally installed as pastor of First…

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Join us for Christmas Worship: In this holiday season, please join us in the  celebration of Christ’s birth here at …

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December 20 is the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  During the 9 am service the children of the Sunday School will…

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Helping Others

Sunday, November 29 at our 9 am worship service we will pause to honor Phil Robinson, a volunteer for nearly a…

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This coming Saturday, November 15 is our November distribution day for Food for Friends Food Pantry.  If you are willing…

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On Wednesday, October 21 students from our Children’s Ark Preschool took a field trip across the parking lot to our…

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“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, October 4, is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church…

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Worship with Us

 

Sunday - 7:45am & 9am

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The First Sunday in Lent

These forty days called Lent are like no other. It is our opportune time to return to the God who rescues; to receive the gifts of God’s grace; to believe with the heart and confess with the mouth the wonder of God’s love in Jesus; and to resist temptation at every turn. This is no small pilgrimage on which we have just embarked. It is a struggle Jesus knew. It is a struggle Jesus shares. The nearness of the Lord, in bread and wine, water and word, will uphold and sustain us.

February 14, 2016

Services at 7:45 & 9 am

Readings

    • Deuteronomy 26:1-11

      The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand
    • Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
      God will give the angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways. (Ps. 91:11)
    • Romans 10:8b-13
      If you confess that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved
    • Luke 4:1-13
      The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days