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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On Sunday, May 1 four of our young people received their First Communion following education instruction from Pastor Jeff. These…

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Worship with Us

 

Sunday - 7:45am & 9am

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  • The First Sunday of Advent

    November 27, 2016

    Services at 7:45 & 9:00 am 

  • IntroductionThe new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God.

    Readings and Psalm

    • Isaiah 2:1-5
      Weapons of war transformed into instruments of peace
    • Psalm 122
      I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Ps. 122:1)
    • Romans 13:11-14
      Salvation is near; time to wake from sleep
    • Matthew 24:36-44
      The sudden coming of the Son of Man
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