This Weekend in Worship
Healing Prayer Worship Weekend
We will set aside time in worship this weekend for anointing and prayer. We will also have prayer shawls available in which you can be wrapped in prayer. These shawls are hand-made and prayed over, that they may comfort whoever receives them, so you can get one for yourself or take one for someone who needs it. Find out more about Healing Prayer services on our Prayer Ministry Page.
Preaching: Pastor Craig Brown
Sermon: “Baptism by Fire”
In Ephesus, Paul encounters people who had received John’s baptism of repentance but had never heard of the Holy Spirit or of baptism in the name of Jesus. After Paul baptized them, the Holy Spirit came upon them and empowered them with gifts of the Spirit. In Mark’s gospel the story of Jesus’ baptism with some irony: the one on whom the Spirit descends is himself the one who will baptize others with the Holy Spirit.
Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-5, Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11 NRSV
Special Music: 5p: Resonaré Bells; 9a: Chapel Choir
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
FLC 150th Historical Review with historian Mark Stoffer Hunter, LFC January 7-14
We will kick off celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the congregation with a trip back in time to our founding. Mark Stoffer Hunter is a Historian with The History Center (Linn County Historical Society) who will “walk” with us back to the days of old, and tell us about the life and times of Cedar Rapids in 1868 when our congregation was first formed, and the history of First Lutheran Church within the city.
Thrivent Update with Teressa Hackenmilller, Chapel –
All current and prospective Thrivent Financial Members are invited to learn updates about choice dollars, action teams, and questions about this Christian company and why it is unique.
Newcomers Orientation Starts Sunday
Are you a frequent First Lutheran Church visitor? Are you looking for a church home, or interested in learning more about First Lutheran Church? If you said yes to any of these questions, you are invited to join Pastor Craig Brown and Ministry Engagement Coordinator Sue Gerhold for our 3-week Get-To-Know You sessions. Please make plans to join us at 10:15-11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan 14, 21 & 28.
We will start our first session with a tour of the building & ministries starting from the back of the worship space immediately following the 9 a.m. worship.
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 for Preschool 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. We will be starting our "Generation Change" 3-Part series on financial habits and money matters for teens and their parents to attend.
Read more about our current worship series on the Worship Page.