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

Sunday, November 15 we will observe Stewardship Sunday with a single service of worship at 9 am followed by a…

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On Tuesday evening, December 8 at 7 pm we will gather for the Rite of Installation of our new Pastor,…

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This Sunday, November 1 is All Saints’ Day.  We will remember our Blessed Dead since last All Saints’ at both…

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October 25, Reformation Sunday we will install David Burnham as our new Minister of Music at the 9 am service…

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October 18:  This Sunday, October 18 the church commemorates the life and work of St. Luke, Evangelist and Physician.  During…

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Helping Others

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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September 12: Thank you to everyone who assisted at our Food for Friends Food Pantry on Saturday. We served 243…

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Worship with Us

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The Twenty -Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, November15, 2015 Stewardship Sunday November begins with All Saints Day and ends in or near Advent, when we anticipate Christ’s coming again. So the readings today tell of the final resurrection and the end time. In the turmoil of hope, fear, and disbelief that these predictions provoke in us, Hebrews sounds a note of confident trust. Christ makes a way for us where there is no way, and we walk it confidently, our hearts and bodies washed in baptismal water, trusting the one who has promised. The more we see the last day approaching, the more important it is to meet together to provoke one another to love.
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Readings: (click on the readings to view)

Daniel 12: 1-3 Psalm 16br> Hebrews 10: 1-14, 19-25 Mark 13: 1-8