Thanksgiving Service: Thursday 25 November 2021

Blessings this day to you all! Just a short service for your reflection today. The words for the two songs are below if you’d like to sing along! Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Let All Things Now Living ELW 881  1      Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving        to God the creator triumphantly raise,        … [Read more…]

Reign of Christ: Sunday Worship Service: 21 November 2021

Blessings to you today as we recognize Christ the King/Reign of Christ. Atypical throne, atypical King, atypical reign/kingdom Yours is the Kingdom of God! Pastor Chris Lee Order of Worship for Reign of Christ, Sunday, November 21, 2021: Prelude: “Beautiful Savior,” – arr. Cherwein ANNOUNCEMENTS Meditation Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 14 November 2021

Blessings to you this day and the rest of the week. See you next week for Reign of Christ, the final Sunday of the church year. Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Order of Worship for Sunday, November 14, 2021 Prelude: “Steal Away,” – arr. Schram. Senior Choir.  ANNOUNCEMENTS Meditation November begins with All Saints Day and ends … [Read more…]

All Saints Day: Sunday Worship: 7 November 2021

Happy All Saints! Thank you to all who joined for our prelude, shared names of saints and participated in Sunday School after church. It was a great morning at First! Blessings, Pastor Chris Lee Upcoming Commemorations John Christian Frederick Heyer, died 1873; Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, died 1719; Ludwig Nommensen, died 1918; missionaries Sunday, November 7, 2021 … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 24 October 2021

Blessings to you on this beautiful, rainy pledge Sunday! Pledges were received this morning during the prelude. If you were not able to join us or just not ready to pledge, feel free to mail your pledge card to the office. Out of God’s great gift, we in turn give what we can of what … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 17 October 2021

Peace to you, siblings in Christ. Please enjoy our worship for 17 Oct 2021. Order of Worship for Sunday, October 17, 2021: Prelude: “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus,”- Innes. ANNOUNCEMENTS Meditation Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who will be closest to Jesus, leading to Jesus teaching his followers about God’s take on … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 10 October 2021

Commemorations Massie L. Kennard, renewer of the church, died 1996 Sunday, October 10, 2021 A native of Chicago, Kennard was a major figure in supporting and working toward ethnic and racial inclusiveness in the former Lutheran Church in America. Ordained in 1958, he served in positions including Director for Minority Concerns of the Division for … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 3 October 2021

Blessings to you, this day! Thank you to all who made service great today and for the opportunity to hear about the discipleship/stewardship practice of Invite! Who/How will you invite someone into deeper relationship this week? Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Order of Service for Sunday, October 3, 2021: Prelude: “How Firm a Foundation,” arr. Wood. … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 26 September 2021

Blessings this day! Grace and Peace to you wherever you are finding a time and space for worshipping our gracious God. Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Order of Worship for Sunday, September 26, 2021 Prelude: ELW 540- “Go, Make Disciples.” Miriam Anderson, soloist. ANNOUNCEMENTS Stewardship: Pam Edwards Meditation Someone who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle is … [Read more…]