About First Lutheran Church

Our Mission

  

The purpose of this congregation shall be to share the love of Jesus. We do this by giving honor and glory to the Triune God, to carry out His will, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world, to manifest the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior, to foster Christian fellowship and love, to extend a helping hand to human need, and to achieve its objectives by the preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of the sacraments, and by the religious instruction of all its members according to the confessional standard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

Boards

Board of Elders - Assist the Pastor in the  spiritual life of the congregation.


Board of Trustees - Responsible for the physical properties of the congregation.


Board for Christian Education - Responsible for the nurture and Christian growth of the members of the congregation.


Board of Missions and Outreach - Lead the members of the congregation in outreach into the community.


Board of Stewardship - Teaching and promoting proper stewardship of time, talents, and treasures.


Board for Human Care - Caring for the members of the church and the community.


Board of Youth - Responsible for the nurture and Christian growth of the youth of the Church. 

Divine Service

Traditional Service

Our 8:00 a.m. service uses a variety of traditional liturgies as found in The Lutheran Service Book, along with our favorite hymns from the past and present. Many love to sing these hymns to God’s glory accompanied by our rich sounding pipe organ. 

Family Service

Our 10:30 a.m. Family Service has all the beautiful components of our Lutheran heritage using a more blended style of music supported by an electronic piano and guitar with song leaders. Our youth tend to be more engaged and involved in this worship style. 

Praise Team

 The praise team sings and plays at the family service with uplifting and contemporary music. The team consists of a piano, guitar, and several voices. Even the children know the songs and partake in singing.  

Sacraments

 A sacrament is a holy action started by Jesus in which He brings His invisible grace into our lives through visible sings. 

- In Baptism Jesus brings His gifts to us through the common element of water connected with His words and promises.

- In the Lord’s Supper He brings forgiveness, life, and salvation as He offers His body and blood through the bread and wine. We believe in the “Real Presence,” that is, He is really present with us.

Youth Sunday

The thrid Sunday of the month is Youth Sunday. The youth of all ages have the choice to be a greeter, usher, acolyte, or a reader.  By being a part of the service they are learning more about Jesus' Love. 

Children

  

TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG CHILDREN, MAY WE SUGGEST:

RELAX! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome.

Sit toward the front where it is easier to see and hear what is going on. Children tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.

If they are old enough, quietly explain the parts of the service and the actions of the pastor, musicians, elders and ushers. Read the Kids in the Divine Service to them .

Sing the hymns, pray and say the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you. 

If you feel you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. 

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me”.

Remember, the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to church, to God and to one another. Let them know they are at home in this house of worship.

*Activity bags are located by the ushers when you walk in.