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  • Holy Week and Easter 2023

    Holy Week and Easter 2023

    April 2, 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 around the neighborhood together, following the cross. Then we’ll transition from the triumphant entry to Jerusalem to the…

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  • Lent 2023

    Lent 2023

    At some point in every Christian’s life, they discover a question.  You know the kind. Not How are you? or What kind of toothpaste should I buy? But What really happens when we die? Or Why does this terrible stuff happen to people who do their best to follow God? Or How could God forgive…

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  • Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday

    Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our forty-day season of Lent with solemnity, prayer, and repentance. It is a day to mark our heads with dust and ashes and recall that all of us will one day die. Even while we remember our mortality…

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  • Acolyte Training

    Acolyte Training

    We’re returning to an old practice: acolytes assisting in worship! Acolyte means “follower,”  and these followers of Jesus help lead worship by lighting candles, assisting with  communion, leading processions, and putting the candles out after worship is over. This is a great role for children and youth. Acolytes will serve no more than once a…

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  • Parents and Caregivers of Trans and Non-Binary Kids Spaghetti Dinner

    Parents and Caregivers of Trans and Non-Binary Kids Spaghetti Dinner

    In anticipation of our Parents of Trans & Non-Binary Support Group for parents and caregivers in the Malden area, we are having a spaghetti dinner on January 12th, 2023 at 6pm. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Come, eat, meet, greet! We are building our community! The group will meet in the basement of…

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  • Malden Ukulele Meet Up

    Malden Ukulele Meet Up

    Is your ukulele gathering dust? Always want to learn, but never had a change to try? Longing to play or sing with a group of people? Everyone in the Malden area is welcome to stop by First Lutheran Church at 3pm on January 29th for a casual ukulele meet-up! Bring your ukulele if you have…

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  • Beer & Carols

    Beer & Carols

    Looking for an opportunity to sneak some Christmas cheer into Advent? Join us for Beer* and Carols! (*Alcohol not necessary) On December 11th at 4:30pm we’ll meet at 110 Grill in Malden. Yun will bring a keyboard, Pastor will bring songbooks, and we’ll all order whatever refreshments we like while singing all our favorite carols, both sacred and secular. It’s…

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  • Winter-Spring 2023 Ukulele Lessons

    Winter-Spring 2023 Ukulele Lessons

    We’re excited to return to ukulele after the winter holidays! 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…

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  • Reconciling in Christ: Updated Statement of Welcome

    Reconciling in Christ: Updated Statement of Welcome

    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…

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  • Autumn Activities at First Lutheran

    Autumn Activities at First Lutheran

    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…

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