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Photo: Therese Guise (taken in front of First Evangelical Lutheran Church)



Siblings in Christ, 

I am so excited to worship with you again in our sanctuary! In order to do this in the safest possible way, there are guidelines on how we are to gather in person indoors.

Reservations for regular Sunday worship service are no longer required. Reservations may still be required on special days: holidays, baptisms, etc.. If reservations are required, you may email or call the church office at 309-788-9661. When you place your reservation, please tell us who will be coming, who will be sitting together and how many will be in your party. 

Masks are required and are expected to be properly worn, covering both nose and mouth. If you happen to forget yours, we have some disposable masks available. Sanitizer will be available for your use at the entrance.

Singing along to the hymns is still considered one of the riskiest behaviors, even with wearing masks. In lieu of singing, the congregation is invited to hum along or use this opportunity to pay closer attention to the words we would normally sing.

Communion will be served at the end of service, with individual cups that you can pick up on your way out. Once you exit the building, you are welcome to consume the elements. Trash cans will be available for you to dispose of the container.

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Pastor Chris Lee

John Deere Tractor

Thank you to all who donated towards the cost of the new John Deere tractor.  We are still in need of donations to cover the entire cost of the tractor and snow blade. If you find some extra pennies laying around when you spring clean, please consider donating towards your property costs.  If you would like to see it in action, any morning between 8am and 10 a.m., you can usually find Art working diligently. He will gladly give you a demonstration!


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. 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.

Free image: crocus, jooinn.com