Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace – the names of the four candles lit during Advent. But do these words mean anything to us and to the world today? Join us each Tuesday in Advent for a short Zoom service from
6:30-6:55 p.m. followed by a small group discussion at 7:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, December 1, for an
Advent Series, “I Wonder as I Wander” based around the devotional, “Advent Reflections: I Wonder as
The season of Advent begins on the weekend of November 28 & 29. Advent is a time of preparation
for Christ’s coming at Christmas. During the busy-ness of the holiday season commercially, in the church year, these weeks are a time of reflection, anticipation, and watching for Christ. This year,
the Spirituality & Wellness Ministry is providing families with a couple of Advent devotional resources. Families with children can receive a pack of daily activity cards for both the Advent & Christmas season. Adults are invited to participate on Tuesdays in Advent at 6:30 p.m. for an online Advent
Zoom worship following with small group time exploring the Advent devotional I Wonder as I Wander.
Both of these devotionals are available to pick up in the Fellowship Room anytime in November.
Christmas Poinsettia Garden
Poinsettias for our Christmas Garden may be ordered in memory or honor of a loved one.
This year’s plants will be large 4-5 bloom plants and will cost $18.00. They will be used at our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. You are welcome to take them any time after the Christmas Day service. All donors and persons honored or memorialized will be listed in the Christmas bulletins. Order and payment is due by Sunday, December 6.
Altar Flowers for 2021
Altar flowers can be donated in honor or memory of a loved one, special occasion, or simply
for the glory of God. The cost of two arrangements is $45. If you would like to purchase
altar flowers, please sign up at the Welcome Center or call the church office at 944-3196.
January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 July 4, 11, 18 & 25
February 7 & 14 August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
April 11, 18 & 25 September 5, 12, 19 & 26
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
June 6, 13 & 27 November 7, 14 & 21
Worship DVD’s Available!
Church service DVD’s are available on the shelf by the church office, if anyone would like to take one
to a loved one who is sheltering at home without internet access.
First Lutheran offers three distinct worship experiences each weekend:
Saturday 5:30 p.m. Informal Worship in Fellowship Room--
A simple worship experience with spoken word and piano music. Communion is offered weekly.
Sunday 8:15 a.m. Traditional Worship--
A formal worship experience with liturgy and music of the Lutheran tradition. Communion is offered weekly.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship--
An upbeat worship experience with contemporary Christian music led by praise teams. Communion is offered weekly.
Children are welcome! Children are welcome in worship at First, where a special children’s message is presented every week
to help our youngest worshippers understand and live God's words for them. While all children are always welcome, a staffed
nursery is provided on Sundays for small children who find it difficult to sit for long periods of time and whose parents desire childcare during worship.
First is handicapped-accessible and we welcome people of all abilities at every worship service and ministry event.
Baptisms are celebrated at First for persons of all ages. To schedule a baptism please contact the Pastor or the church office.
Weddings at First are a joyous occasion! To schedule a wedding or inquire about wedding policies and procedures please contact the church office.