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… Continue reading Reconciling in Christ: Updated Statement of Welcome

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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… Continue reading Autumn Activities at First Lutheran


Hybrid Worship and the Eucharist

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

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Worship is in person! Welcome Back.

“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.