Worship With Us
Worship stands at the center of our life of faith as, through God’s word, water, bread, and prayer, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue, and helps us grow in faith.
Central to our worship life is the presence of God through word and sacrament. The word proclaimed and the sacraments—both Holy Baptism and Holy Communion—are called the means of grace. We believe that Jesus Christ is present in these means through the power of the Holy Spirit.
We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share a meal at the Lord’s table. And we are sent into the world. At First Lutheran, we do not think about worship so much in terms of what we do. Fundamentally, worship is about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. At its very core, it is an encounter with God, who saves us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America practices Eucharistic hospitality. All baptized persons are invited to the Lord’s Table
Holy Communion is celebrated and offered at all worship services. As this is Christ’s meal and table, all the baptized are welcome to receive Holy Communion as often as it is celebrated.
Sunday Morning Faith Formation
SEPTEMBER – MAY | 11 AM
Playing in God’s Story
Our Playing in God’s Story faith formation classes are open to 3 year olds through 5th grade! There are two concurrent classes, one for younger children and one for older children. The lesson time consists of music, arts and crafts, story time, and various activities.
Affirmation of Baptism
Affirmation of Baptism (formerly known as Confirmation) is a
two-year faith-forming journey for anyone in the 6th grade or higher, their parents/ guardians, and mentors and facilitators who accompany them on this journey.
Living in God’s Story
Using the weekly readings from the Narrative Lectionary, we talk about a particular text and how we can dwell in its message throughout the week. The Narrative Lectionary is presented in chronological order, resulting in an over-arching story of God’s work with God’s people over time. us as you are able as we move forward together, Living in God’s Story.