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.
The Cornerstone Concert Series at First Lutheran Church, 900 Main Street in Brockton resumes its 2015 season on Sunday, September…Read More
August 20: Let us pray for our new pastor, Jeffrey C. Johnson as he is ordained to the Ministry of…Read More
This Sunday, August 23, members of the congregation will gather following the 9 am worship service for a farewell reception…Read More
On August 3 we will hold our 25th Annual Golf Tournament at Brockton Country Club beginning with a shotgun start…Read More
On Sunday, June 28 in a Special Congregational meeting the members of First Lutheran called Jeffrey Johnson to serve…Read More
Worship with Us
Sunday - 7:45am & 9amView Our Worship Schedule
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 30, 2015Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God’s law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart. Last week Jesus told us “the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” Now James says God has given us birth by the word of truth. We, having been washed in the word when we were born in the font, return to it every Sunday to ask God to create in us clean hearts.
Readings: (click on the readings to view) Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1: 17-27 Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23