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.

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2017 is a milestone year in the history of First Lutheran Church with the congregation celebrating its 150th anniversary.  Many…

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Our 2017 Cornerstone Concert series will begin on Sunday, March 12 at 3 pm with a performance by world acclaimed organist,…

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Worship with Us

 

Sunday - 7:45am & 9am

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  • The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

  • February 12, 2017

    Services at 7:45 & 9 am

Introduction

In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We, too, are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.

Readings and Psalm