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YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here, because we believe that every person is a Child of God, and all are welcome in God’s Loving Embrace.

If you are young or old, you are welcome. If you have dark skin, medium skin or light skin, you are welcome. If you are married or single, dating, divorced, engaged or widowed, you are welcome. If you are gay or straight, bisexual, transgender or questioning, you are welcome. If you are happy or sad, you are welcome. If you are poor or rich, powerful or weak, you are welcome.

If you need to be forgiven, or if you need to forgive someone else, you are welcome; If you believe in God some of the time, none of the time, or all of the time, you are welcome.

Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears;
Come with the traditions that have helped you and hurt you;
Come with your experiences that have built you up and broken you down.

Come and listen for the Sacred Spirit calling you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion.

All are welcome here, and all means ALL.

 

LENT AT FIRST LUTHERAN

Lent

Sunday Worship Series:

“Life Through the Luther Lens” (Sunday Worship Sermons & Messages)

In this 500th Anniversary year of Lutheranism, we’ll reflect on Scripture and Faith through the eyes and mind of our founder, Martin Luther. What’s life like, looking through the Luther lens?

 

Midweek Series:

 “The Heart of Luther’s Lyrics”  (Tuesdays 11 AM, Wednesdays 7 PM)

With Sunday’s focus on Luther’s thinking (Reformation sermons, lectures and treatises), midweek we’ll encounter his song lyrics prayerfully, for a glimpse into his (and God’s) heart.

Lenten Meals
Lenten Meals
It's Time to sign up now!
Enjoy delicious meals and meet new friends from 5:45-6:45 p.m. each Wednesday March 1-April 5 in the Community Center before Lenten services. Proceeds from free-will donations will help a group from First Lutheran traveling to Guatemala in July with Habitat for Humanity, which strives to end substandard housing. 

Reservations are needed by noon Monday the week of each meal, and the meal dates are March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5. Use the Sign-Up Genius links below each meal to make your reservation or contact Barbara in the church office, 336.292.9125, 
barbara@firstlutheran.com. Thanks for helping to build friendships in the FLC community and to help a community in Guatemala!

 

We will have Vegetarian options and kid friendly options each week. Make sure to invite family and friends - ALL ARE WELCOME!
  • Ash Wednesday, March 1: Baked Spaghetti/Ziti, meatballs & Salad -Sign Up Here
  • March 8:  Soup, Sandwiches & Salad  -Sign Up Here.
  • March 15: Guatemala Meal: Baked Tamale casserole & Veggies - a special dinner by the FLC Guatemala Global Mission Group -Sign Up Here.
  • March 22:  Chicken Pie & Broccoli Salad  -Sign Up Here.
  • March 29: Hot dog / brat bar with condiments, baked beans, mac-n-cheese and veggies   -Sign Up Here.
  • April 5:   Baked Potato Bar with all the fixings and Salad    -Sign Up Here

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

Check out our monthly magazine called "First Glance".  It has articles and other information that is not as time-sensitive as the information in the E-News (sent via email weekly), but still important to our community.  This magazine will also be sent by email.  The deadline for submitting information for First Glance is the 25th of each month.  Those with email can pick up a copy at the church or pay $12 for a mailed subscription.  Contact Janice Eberenz at 292-9125 or janice@firstlutheran.com to order a subscription.  We will mail copies to all homebound members without email free of charge.  At the bottom of this page you can find links to the latest 6 months of First Glance.

The Weekly E-News is published digitally each Thursday and is sent via Constant Contact to our members.  


Below are copies of the Annual Report, Budget (Mission and Ministry Plan), 12 months of Council minutes and the 6 most recent editions of "First Glance".

Click here to access Council minutes.