At its Annual Meeting on January 22, 2017, First Lutheran Church adopted an Affirmation of Welcome and voted to become a Reconciling In Christ congregation, publicly welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into the life and ministry of the church. Along with hundreds of others, our congregation was accepted onto a national roster maintained… Continue reading Reconciling in Christ: Updated Statement of Welcome
Fall is always an exciting time: youth are returning to school, the seasons are changing, and the program year in congregations and other organizations is ramping up. We're excited to offer a number of education, service, and worship opportunities over the next few months. September 25th: God's Work, Our Hands Wear your work clothes and… Continue reading Autumn Activities at First Lutheran
Join us in Woburn and Malden as we worship together this summer.
We're excited to return for ukulele lessons in the fall! Students in grades 3-12 of all experience levels are welcome. The session will begin with two classes, one for beginning/intermediate and one for advanced. Depending on the skill level of each student, we may adjust the groups over the course of the semester. Classes will… Continue reading Fall 2022 Ukulele Lessons
This summer, Pastor Emily Hamilton will be on sabbatical and we will be hosting Sunday Worship in conjunction with Church of the Redeemer in Woburn with Pastor Cindy Jacobson presiding. The Sunday Worship location will alternate between both churches every week at 9:30am from June through the end of August. All are welcome to attend… Continue reading Summer 2022 Worship Schedule
This summer Pastor Emily will go on sabbatical, a time for intentional rest and spiritual renewal to better equip her as our minister in the years ahead. Here are answers to some of our frequently asked questions: Q: When will Pastor Emily be on Sabbatical?A: May 29th through the end of August. Q: Who will… Continue reading Sabbatical FAQ
April 10, Palm Sunday Holy Week begins with shouts and waving palm branches as we join the crowd to cheer Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem. We will gather outside of the church to bless palm branches and process in together, following the cross. Then we'll transition from the triumphant entry to Jerusalem to the story of… Continue reading Holy Week and Easter 2022
During the season of Lent, we are practicing a hybrid model of Holy Communion, with options available for those worshiping in person as well as online. As Lutherans, we understand the Eucharist to be a unique expression of Christ’s real presence among us. We celebrate the Eucharist weekly whenever possible, knowing that where two or… Continue reading Hybrid Worship and the Eucharist
Ash Wednesday, March 2 “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” The early Christians adopted the use of ashes as a visible sign of seeking forgiveness and as recognition of our mortality and dependence on God. As Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness, we too spend the 40 days of Lent… Continue reading Lent 2022
“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard,on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore." - Psalm 133… Continue reading Worship is in person! Welcome Back.