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.
Our Children’s Ark Preschool will hold a fundraising Spaghetti Supper here at the church on Friday, October 2 beginning at…Read More
The Children’s Ark preschool will be holding a Safety Fair here at First Lutheran from 10 am to Noon on…Read More
Picnic Flyer Sunday, September 20 our Annual Church Picnic will be held at the old Colony YMCA in East Bridgewater. …Read More
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
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, October 4, is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church…Learn More
September 12: Thank you to everyone who assisted at our Food for Friends Food Pantry on Saturday. We served 243…Learn More
On August 3 we will hold our 25th Annual Golf Tournament at Brockton Country Club beginning with a shotgun start…Learn More
Worship with Us
Sunday - 7:45am & 9amView Our Worship Schedule
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 27, 2015Someone is casting out demons in Jesus’ name who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle, and the disciples want him stopped. They appeal to Jesus, as Joshua did to Moses about the elders who prophesied without official authorization. Like Moses, Jesus refuses to see this as a threat. Jesus welcomes good being done in his name, even when it is not under his control. The circle we form around Jesus’ word must be able to value good being done in ways we wouldn’t do it, by people we can’t keep tabs on.
Readings: (click on the readings to view) Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10: 9: 20-22 Psalm 19: 7-14 James 5: 13-20, 7-8a Mark 9: 38-55