Current study: Luther's Small Catechism
Genesis 22:1-12: Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
LRPC chair Steve Holland reports: "We are truly blessed. We have outgrown our facility and need to continue the journey started by the generations who came before us." Play the video for full report of the planning and activities related to our future facilities.
Genesis 12:10-13: Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”
First Lutheran offers two services each Sunday:
(During Lent and Advent we also hold services on Wednesdays at 12:15 and again at 6 p.m., with a free soup supper at 5 p.m. Check our calendar for those dates.
Our children's nursery is staffed for both services. A live video stream of the worship service is played in the nursery as well:
First Lutheran offers free childcare and a simple dinner for children ages 0-12, one Friday a month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This ministry is intended to give parents the opportunity to enjoy a night out without the worries and extra expenses of babysitters. We hope that not only will our own congregation members find this ministry helpful and uplifting, but also friends of our congregation families. Children enjoy games and crafts in addition to being well-fed! If you are planning on bringing your kids to Parents Night Out here's the paperwork.
Next PNO dates: May 13, September 23, November 11