The Festival of All Saints ALL SAINTS is a celebration of the whole people of God, the church in heaven and on earth. Those who have departed this life since last All Saints Day are remembered in our prayers this weekend.
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson Sermon: "Peril and Promise" All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. The readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord's table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem. Scriptures:1 John 3:1-3,Matthew 5:1-12NRSV Special Music: 9a: Adult Choir; 11:15a: Chapel Choir
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
Note: Rev. Dr. Steve Knudson's "Luther's Legacy" class has been pushed back one week and will begin next weekend.
2018 Tanzania Trip Information Meeting, Chapel Join members of the First Lutheran Global Outreach Team as we share details about the trip itinerary and activities in July of 2018. Kathy Smith from the SE Iowa synod will join us share her experience in making this trip previously and helping you to understand what you can expect if you decide to join us. Costs of the trip, medical requirements, and a detailed schedule will be provided. We hope you can join Pastor Steve and others that are planning to make this special trip as we reinvigorate our relationship with Same Cathedral Congregation. Nov. 5- Nov. 12 “Being Church, Now & Then: what the church of the future might look like…?” Dr. Nate Frambach, LFC The presentations (and conversation) will be (hopefully) a musing, imaginative, forward-looking thought experiment about what “being church” and living God’s mission might look in the future (and the future may be now). The presentations will include material from a few provocative thinkers and writers, like theologian John Caputo and essayist and poet Wendell Berry, to stimulate and inspire our thinking and imagination.
10:15 a.m. Children & Youth Options
Children Ages 6 months to 4 years may use our nursery on the lower level. Children Ages 3-4 check in at the bottom of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance forPreschool Sunday School. Children Grades K-3rd check at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Kidzone. Children Grades 4th & 5th check in at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Connect 45. Youth Forum for Middle and High School Youth takes place in the lower level youth room.
Women's Potluck Breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday!
The women of the church gather quarterly to share a meal and hear stories of faith from one of our own FLC women.
The speakers are always inspiration and a surprise until that day! What a lovely way to get to know one another, hear the story of God's work in the life of others, and to be inspired to live with an eye to what God might be doing in our own lives.
If you are more than 75 years young or if you have young children at home, don’t bring a dish to share -- just come. You deserve a break today!