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/ 

Service Schedule for October 2020

October 4, 18, 25 Outdoor worship.

For outdoor services, you are encouraged to bring your own chair. Seating will be available on part of our circle drive for those with difficulty walking.

Physical distancing and appropriate mask wearing are expected.  If you have not been with someone prior to this service, please maintain your physical distance of at least 6 feet.  When we share the peace, you are encouraged to use an alternative, non-contact means of sharing. When we sing, you are encouraged to sing with a mask on or hum if you choose to not wear a mask. 

While it is important that we make efforts to gather in person to share in worship and community, it is equally important that we a) keep one another safe, and b) help one another feel safe.

Please RSVP to the church office to let us know if you will be attending the October 4th outdoor worship service. The First Lutheran office email is: office@firstlutheranri.org

October 11: Worship will be provided through Facebook, email and website.

For services after October, council will decide as new information and guidelines become available.


Coming up!!

Gospel Animals Musical DVD and Meal

10 years ago we presented the musical, Gospel Animals. We were supposed to present the show in dinner theater style in October, but COVID hit. So we’re going to have a virtual show and take-out meal on Saturday, November 21st!

The Gospel Animal characters are:

Ravens: Kirsten & Chris Lee

Donkeys: Brittany & Miriam Anderson

Lions: Adam & Sarah Lounsberry

Camels: Cari & Rich Wehrheim

Doves: Wanda Esping & Tim Anderson

Oxen: Alex & Curtis Oelschlager-Fisher

Narrator: Jenny Garner

Choir: Brittany, Miriam & Sharon Anderson and Pam Edwards

The meal and a DVD of the show will be ready for distribution at the church between 11:30-1 p.m. on Saturday, November 21st. The meal will be prepared in our church kitchen: shredded pork (with bun & sauce), cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, fruit cup (or Pam Edwards’ homemade applesauce) and a cookie/ bar.        

*** No silverware or drink are provided. Please bring your own silverware and beverage of choice. 

The cost of an individual meal is $10 (includes the DVD). $40 for a family of 3-5 (includes DVD). $3 for DVD only. If you would like us to deliver your meal, indicate that on the reservation form.

Funds will go toward the music fund for the eventual 150th worship service celebration.

Our 150th anniversary is November 19th. This musical/ dinner is a GREAT way to bring us together virtually.

If you have any questions, email Pam Edwards at singplay53@gmail.com or call her at 309-944-6641.

The reservation form is attached and is due Sunday, Nov. 1. Invite your friends to share a meal with you.

newsletter-reservation nov.21 meal &DVD


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.