This Weekend in Worship
It's Reformation Sunday! The day of the year when we recognize Martin Luther starting the Protestant Reformation. Read more to the right!
Affirmation of Baptism
This Sunday our 9th Graders affirm their baptism during the 9 & 11:15 a.m. worship services. We encourage the whole congregation to participate in this faith milestone and in the promises made and fulfilled in this ceremony. Please join us to celebrate this ministry of First Lutheran, as we continue to support our families and the faith formation of all ages.
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson
Sermon: "How big is the Gospel? Knowing a Greater Love"
These words celebrate the depth of God’s actions for us. Through Christ’s death for us and the activity of the Spirit praying for us, we are fused to God's love poured out in Jesus Christ. Nothing – not even death itself – is able to separate us from such incredible divine love.
Scriptures: Romans 8:31-39, John 8:31-36 NRSV
Special Music: 5p: Cherub Choir 9a: Adult Choir
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
With the Affirmation students and families using the Chapel, and the preparations for the Hymnfest Dinner going on downstairs, there is no Sunday Morning Learning for Adults or Youth this Weekend.
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.
4 p.m. Reformation Hymnfest
All churches in the ELCA Cedar River Conference are coming together on Sunday, October 29 starting a 4 p.m. for a Reformation Hymnfest with readings, hymns, prayers and a mass choir. Following the hymn sing we’ll all head downstairs to the Luther Fellowship Center for an Octoberfest Meal! The Suggested Donation is $5 per person or $15 per family.
500 years ago this weekend, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church – Oct. 31, 1517
The resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. At the heart of these wide-reaching changes was a deep conviction that God’s mercy or grace in Jesus is given freely to all. When Luther and others learned to trust God’s mercy with “a living, daring confidence,” they discovered in that faith the freedom to give themselves generously, lovingly in all of life’s undertakings with everyone they met.
Read more at ELCA500.org/about