June 5-6 Scriptures: Psalm 1:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 NRSV Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson Sermon: "Replanted by Grace" Jesus welcomes Levi the tax collector among the disciples and then Jesus eats with those who are considered outside what is acceptable for the religious elites. Jesus speaks of God's kingdom that reorders life, replacing prohibition and exclusion with forgiveness and welcome. Jesus plants a tree that welcomes sinners and offers restoration.
VBS 2021 Sign-up is OPEN! Campfire Kickoff! We will kick-off the week with an in-person family picnic and campfire sing-along on Sunday, June 27, 5-7 p.m. at Indian Creek Nature Center. At the kick-off event, your family can pick up their AHOY! Box. Details and sign-up here.
Matthew 25 Transform Week Transforming homes and neighborhoods helps to transform lives and makes people feel good about where they live. You can sign up for morning or afternoon shifts any day of Transform week by visiting hub25.org/transform2021. Be sure to select "First Lutheran" as your organization!
New Worship Series:
As summer begins, we live in a time of replanting of trees and shrubs replacing what was lost in a storm. We travel with Jesus in the early chapters of Mark, and Jesus plants the seedlings of the church.
In Jesus, God plants the Kingdom of God, and we see the shape of God’s tree of life: Jesus welcomes sinners, he offers healing, the kingdom of God grows gradually from the smallest of seedlings, he calms the storm, and he offers the steadfast love of God.
Communion Sunday This Weekend will also feature Holy Communion as part of our streaming worship service. Please prepare your bread and wine or water in advance and Visit our Communion Page for details.