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.

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Hot Cross Buns Order Form Our Youth will be making and selling Hot Cross Buns on Palm Sunday, March 29. …

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Brockton Symphony Concert march 22 Sunday, March 22 the Brockton Symphony Orchestra will perform a Chamber Music Concert here at…

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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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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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Sunday - 7:45am & 9am
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The Passion of Our Lord/Palm Sunday March 29, 2015

The first and second readings and psalm are the same this Sunday every year: Christ emptying himself of divine power and protection, willingly becoming vulnerable to those who struck him and put him to death. With Christ we lament his suffering and all human suffering, but expect God's final vindication. Mark's passion story begins with an unnamed woman anointing his head, perhaps to proclaim him Messiah, and Jesus saying she has anointed him beforehand for burial. Mark's Easter story will begin with women going to anoint Jesus for burial, only to find that he has been raised, God's living Anointed Onecenter> . Readings

Readings: (click on the readings to view)
Luke 19: 28-40
Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Psalm 31: 9-16
Philippians 2: 5-11
Mark 14: 1-15:47