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Blessed Lent to you!

Please remember we have our Annual Meeting next Sunday, February 28, at 10:30 a.m. Because of the condition of our parking lot, the meeting will be held only on Zoom. While it is not ideal, it is an acceptable and manageable means of meeting in line with our constitution and guidance from the ELCA. More information will be sent in an email this week and in the newsletter as well. You do need a device with internet to participate but don’t necessarily need an email. If you have not been receiving our emails, now would be a great time to contact the office so we can update our directory!

Lenten Midweek Services will be available through our usual online means. With our last mailing of the Annual report you should have received a copy of the Great Litany that we will be using as part of our midweek services as well. We hope this is an opportunity for many of you to join in this additional opportunity for worship.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Chris Lee

Lenten Mid-week

A Lenten Mid-week service will be available by our usual means Wednesday morning. It will include a time for prayer, a brief reflection on the text for the day and an opportunity to sing together the Great Litany at the time of community prayer.

Pack the Pantry Photos 

An extra thank you to these Pack the Pantry workers on December 12th and 18th, 2020! Attached are photos including Pastor delivering food to the pantry window; the First Lutheran “Live Generously” team; and Art clearing snow. So many great helpers!
Also, a reminder: non-perishable food donations are accepted all year!
Peace to you and your loved ones as we head into the new year!

The December Pack the Pantry event was very successful! Thank you to all who took part. You can read more about it in this post:

Church of Peace Food Pantry Delivery: 18 December 2020



Thank you to all who took part in the Gospel Animals Meal/ DVD to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. There are still DVDs available. Contact the Parish Office or Pam if you would like a DVD. Read more about the history of First in the Quad-City Times write-up.


The First Lutheran office email is: office@firstlutheranri.org

I believe all the issues with using this email have been worked out. You may use use office@firstlutheranri.org or firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net for communicating with the Parish Office. I am checking email on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Therese, Secretary, First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Parish House Office Hours

The Parish House office will have limited regular hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please note, per the CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, masks are required in the Parish House, in addition to physical distancing of at least 6 feet. The Church remains closed except for recording online services. Thank you for keeping yourself and everyone safe!


Welcome to First Lutheran Church, located in Rock Island, IL. (map)

We worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

You may contact the pastor or the church office via email:

office@firstlutheranri.org or  firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net or at 309-788-9661.