A Vibrant & Nurturing Faith Community

inviting others to experience the Grace of God

We welcome you to join First Lutheran Church — regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up the First Lutheran Church family.  We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. This faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.  There is a place for you here!

 

 

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Wednesdays in Lent

February 25 – March 25

12 noon and 6:00 pm

 Food and music come together to refresh and renew our life together as followers of Jesus. Local musicians will offer the gift of music each week along with Word and Prayer as we share a meal together in the Chapel. 

The midweek offerings will go to support the ministry of Faith in Action.

The 40-day season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, and ends with Easter. Lent historically was a time when people who had drifted away from God returned to church and to God, and it was a time when faithful Christians sought to grow in their faith as they prepared to commemorate Christ’s death and to celebrate his resurrection. Join the First Lutheran community in observance of Lent.

 Sundays   8:15 am and 10:45 am    

“Seven Essential Questions”    By Martin Thielen

 Both lifelong Christians and people on the edges of the church have some of the same basic questions about life and faith. Lent is the perfect time to explore these questions, leading up to the big question that is answered with Easter: is there hope for life and life beyond death?

 Feb. 22  Who Is Jesus?

Matthew 16:13-16
Every person needs to grapple with Jesus’ question to his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Christians believe he is “the Christ, the son of the living God.”

 March 1  What Matters Most?

Mark 12:28-34
Relationships—with God and others—matter most.

 March 8   Am I Accepted?

John 8:1-11
Even with our flaws, Jesus loves and accepts us as beloved children of God.

 March 15    Where Is God?

John 1:1-5, 14
Although God is not limited to working through people, God primarily works though human instruments.

 March 22 What Brings Fulfillment?

John 13:1-5, 13-17
True fulfillment comes from serving others.

 March 29  What about Suffering?

Matthew 27:27-31
(Palm/Passion Sunday) Although God does not prevent suffering, the crucified God fully enters human suffering and works to redeem that suffering.

 Week Seven: Is There Hope?

Matthew 28:1-7
(Easter) Jesus Christ’s resurrection gives us hope for life and even hope for death.

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