First Lutheran to Celebrate 150 Years
2017 is a milestone year in the history of First Lutheran Church with the congregation celebrating its 150th anniversary. Many special events are planned throughout the year. Among the highlight events are:
Sunday, April 23 at 3 pm Community Celebration with Vesper Service. Bishop James Hazelwood of the New England Synod presiding. We invite our ecumenical partners, sister Lutheran congregations, civic leaders to join us in glorious celebration.
Saturday, April 29 at 3pm. 150th Anniversary Grand Concert featuring the Alliance Brass Quintet. Free and open to all with freewill donations appreciated.
Sunday, April 30 at 10 am. Festival Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving on the actual day of our founding. Special guest, The Reverend Dr. Maria Erling, professor of Modern Church History and Augustana Synod historian at the Lutheran theological seminary at Gettysburg.
Worship with Us
Sunday - 7:45am & 9am
The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 12, 2017
Services at 7:45 & 9 am
In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We, too, are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.