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.
PROXY STATEMENT On Sunday, March 1 immediately following the 9 am service there will be a brief special meeting of…Read More
2015 Lenten Lunch Poster Lenten Luncheons: Please join us at 12 noon of Fridays during Lent for a delicious lunch,…Read More
SUNDAY, FEB. 15 7:45 ALL SERVICES ARE CANCELLED Please be safe and join us on Ash Wednesday at 7 pm preceded…Read More
POSTPONED: The LeFemme Concert scheduled for 3 pm on Sunday, February 8 has been postponed due the pending forecast of…Read More
THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED AND ALL ACTIVITIES AT FIRST ARE CANCELLED FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 & WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28…Read More
Worship with Us
Sunday - 7:45am & 9amView Our Worship Schedule
The Second Sunday in Lent, March 1, 2015The 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: (click on the readings to view) Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22: 23-31 Romans 4: 13-25 Mark 8: 31-38