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Welcome to First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Whether a member, a friend or a casual observer we welcome you to the web-site of First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

PROXY STATEMENT On Sunday, March 1 immediately following the 9 am service there will be a brief special meeting of…

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2015 Lenten Lunch Poster Lenten Luncheons:  Please join us at 12 noon of Fridays during Lent for a delicious lunch,…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 15  7:45 ALL SERVICES ARE CANCELLED Please be safe and join us on Ash Wednesday at 7 pm preceded…

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POSTPONED: The LeFemme Concert scheduled for 3 pm on Sunday, February 8 has been postponed due the pending forecast of…

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THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED AND ALL ACTIVITIES AT FIRST ARE CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 & WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28…

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Helping Others

This Saturday, January 24 our Food For Friends Food Pantry will host a food packaging event with Outreach/Kid’s Care and…

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Worship with Us


Sunday - 7:45am & 9am
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The Second Sunday in Lent, March 1, 2015

The second covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God's promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham's faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ. .
. Readings

Readings: (click on the readings to view)
Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22: 23-31
Romans 4: 13-25
Mark 8: 31-38