Wednesday Night FAITHTIME at FIRST!

Faithtime is an evening of “Sharing Christ’s Love” through fellowship, food, music & arts, games, and education
for children, youth, and adults. All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to participate (September-April) in any of Faithtime’s activities! Faithtime is in full swing!


     Downloadable 2018-19 Registration Form (PDF)

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Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday evening. The cost of the meal is
$2 for children ages 3 through 11, $4 for ages 12 through adult,
or $15 per family. Every week a dinner team will prepare a meal
for your enjoyment. A complete listing of the meals at will be
served can be viewed at the below link.





                              MESSAGE, MUSIC, MOTION & GAMES

The goal of the Faithtime Message, Music, Motion & Games is to provide Christian education and foster a love
for worship and a desire to use musical and artistic gifts for the glory of God.

Message: Children will learn the foundational stories of faith from the Bible.


Music: Children will proclaim their faith through singing, instruments and hand chimes.

Motion: Children will share their faith through crafts, theatre, puppets, service projects and much more!

Games: Children will engage in activities and games that relate to the weekly Message.  

        Worship Opportunities - All Faithtime children will be participating in the following services:

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. - Children will sing for worship

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 8:30 or 10 a.m.
       2nd-6th graders will assist with worship                                                                             K-3rd graders will receive Bibles

Attention Kindergarten & 3rd grade parents:  At weekend worship services on November 10 & 11, Kindergarteners will receive a Story Bible and 3rd graders will receive an NRSV Bible. The Opening the Bible

class for 3rd graders will be Sunday, November 4 at 11 a.m.

Christmas Program "Room for Christmas" - Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10 a.m.

  • Parents—please note there is one super important extra rehearsal: 
                   Saturday, December 15 from 9-10 a.m.

Musical "Elijah!" - Sunday, February 24, 2019 at both services


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. - 2nd-6th graders will sing for worship


Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019


End of the year Carnival! - As the Faithtime year draws to a close, we invite our Faithtime Friends to a fun filled Wednesday on April 3! We will have a bunch of games set up and prizes to win! This is a day they don’t want to miss!


• Volunteers needed for Carnival - In order for this event to be a success, we need volunteers

   to help with games and supervise the carnival. If you are interested, please sign up at the Welcome

   Center or email Haylee Gustafson at






Confirmation is designed to nurture and grow faith for our 7th & 8th grade students. It is an exciting opportunity for youth to continue to understand the Bible and their Lutheran faith and to experience God’s love. They meet with Pastor Laura or Pastor Matt and a dedicated team of adult mentors every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. for a lesson about the Bible or the Small Catechism. They also work with the Director of Youth & Family Ministries to complete service projects and have fellowship events throughout the year. 

October 24, 2018 - Boo-4-Food                                                                   

January 30, 2019 - Wingo                                                                              

April 10, 2019 - Spring Service Project & End -of-the-year Celebration





Adult Education


First Book Club Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “Restart” and faith response to the author Gordon Korman on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. A listing of the 2018-19 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.


  • April’s book title has been changed to: Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller. In the frigid
    days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods
    of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what
    they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head
    west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline’s new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting
    to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles’ hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses. Hurry and pick a copy of this captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before—Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books.





Caring Conversations — We will not meet formally during Lent but will resume after Easter. Life Way Women ministry is offering an on-line study, Just Open the Door, A Study of Biblical Hospitality beginning March 7.

See for more information.







Youth Music
Open to all! Music groups for 4th-9th graders...short term commitment. Give it a try! Practices will be held from

5:15–5:45 p.m. in the Choir Room on the following Wednesdays.

Activity                                Practice Dates                      Lead Worship               

Bells  (4th-9th graders)          October 3-24, 2018                October 28 at 8:30 a.m. service     

Band (6th-8th graders)          January 16-30, 2019               February 3   

Bells  (4th-9th graders)          February 6-27, 2019               March 6 at 6:30 p.m. service  



Sanctuary Choir: A vocal choir for adults, high school age and older. The Sanctuary Choir provides worship leadership and music at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service. The choir rehearses from 7–8 p.m. in the Choir Room.


                                 Wednesday Faithtime Schedule

3:15 p.m. Check In, Snack, Opening Activities
                        (Grades K-6)

3:45 p.m. Message, Music, Motion & Games Rotation

                    (Grades K-6) )

4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)

5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner Served

                        (During Lent 5:00-6:15 p.m.) 

5:15-5:45 p.m. Youth Music (Grades 4-9)

5:25-5:30 p.m. Closing in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)            

5:30 p.m. Check Out in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)

5:30 p.m. First Book Club

                 (Second Wednesday of each month) 

6:00 p.m. Adult Small Groups

6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Grades 7-8)

6:00 p.m. Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir


All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to join Faithtime activities at anytime. Please contact any member of the staff or the church office at 944-3196 to register for these activities.





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