Welcome!

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CANCELLED: January 9, 2022 First Evangelical Lutheran service.

Because of icy road, sidewalk and parking lot conditions, First will NOT have morning worship January 9, 2022.

Stay safe and warm, friends.

Happy Baptism of our Lord!

The meditation for today:

Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters –the rivers fire” -(Isaiah 43) On this day the heavens open again for us, and we receive the gift of God’s Beloved, Jesus.

Take time today to remember and mark your own baptism. Mark a simple cross on your forehead with water and give thanks to God for God’s claim on you- You are Beloved.

Peace,

Pastor Chris Lee

Also note: I posted the order of worship for the Baptism of Our Lord, in case anyone would like to read through the readings and prayers.

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Snowflake, dreamstime.com/Free_Clipart/Images

ICE MELT

Speaking of ice and slick conditions:

¨ There is a request for Ice Melt brand snow and ice treatment. Art prefers Ice Melt, as it works better at lower temperatures and is better for cars. Any contribution toward snow and ice removal is greatly appreciated!

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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:

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

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MINISTRY


As mentioned in the August 29th, 2021 sermon, if you have a passion for an idea for the ministry of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, a way that we can serve the people and kingdom of God, please reach out to me by phone, email, text, facebook or just stop in for a visit. Pastor Chris: office number- 309-788-9661, pastor@firstlutheranri.org, cell phone- 405-248-0587, Facebook- Christopher M Lee

MASKS


Beginning next Sunday, September 5th, we will be once again requiring face masks when in the building in accordance with the State of IL mandate.


Peace be yours, Pastor Chris Lee

EMAIL NOTIFICATION

We are once again having issues with email sent to the First Lutheran office email at office@firstlutheranri.org not reaching us. Please, again, use the firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net email address for communicating with the Parish Office. I am checking email on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you have sent an email and we have not responded, please call the office, or re-send your email using the firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net address. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Therese, Secretary, First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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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. Thank you for keeping yourself and everyone safe!

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Please follow First Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship Services at the First Lutheran Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/First-Lutheran-Church-Rock-Island-IL-190629367619921/

Photo: Pam Edwards (Sanctuary of First Evangelical Lutheran Church)

ARTfully Made Woodshop

All items made by our very own Art Renfro. Please contact Art or the office at 309-788-9661 if you are interested in purchasing a hand-crafted item. Pictured below are some of the selections:

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTMAS WALK AND PACK THE PANTRY FOOD DRIVE

Come experience Advent through Epiphany on a walk of the grounds of First Lutheran. The food pantry collection is for the Church of Peace Food Pantry, to benefit the Rock Island Community. The collection for the Church of Peace UCC food pantry continues until Wednesday, December 8th. Items will be delivered to Church of Peace UCC on Friday, December 10th, at 9 a.m.

The Christmas Walk and Pack the Pantry on December 4th was a lovely event.

Photos by Therese Guise.

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Blessings to Nancy Johnson and her family. May she rest in peace.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am Saturday at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa. Memorials may be made in care of Friendship Manor.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/qctimes/name/nancy-johnson-obituary?pid=199650377

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23 June 2021

Sylvia Collins, a long time member of First has passed. Visitation and funeral will be Friday, June 25.

Merciful Creator, your Holy Spirit intercedes for us even when we do not know how to pray. Send your Spirit now to comfort us in these days of need and loss, and help us to commend Sylvia to your merciful care;

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

https://www.wheelanpressly.com/obituary/Sylvia-Collins

Peace,

Pastor Chris Lee

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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:

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