Sunday Worship Service: 28 June 2020

Order of Worship for June 28, 2020 Prelude: Amazing Grace – arr. Wood; Pam Edwards, pipe organ. Confession and Forgiveness Opening Hymn: ELW 757 – “All My Hope on God is Founded,” vs. 1, 2, 3. Miriam Anderson, vocalist; Pam Edwards, pipe organ. Prayer of the Day Readings: Tim Anderson First Reading: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Through a … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 21 June 2020

Order of Worship for June 21 Prelude: ELW 781- “Children of the Heavenly Father.”  Vocalists: Miriam Anderson & Brittany Anderson. Pianist: Pam Edwards Confession and Forgiveness Opening: ELW 660- “Lift High the Cross,”- vs. 2, 3, 4. Vocalists: Miriam Anderson & Brittany Anderson. Organist: Pam Edwards. Prayer of the Day Readings: Abbi and Amaya Lee First Reading: Jeremiah … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 14 June 2020

Order of Worship for June 14 Prelude: ELW 824: “This Is My Father’s World.” Vocalists: Brittany Anderson, Micah Bernas, and Miriam Anderson. Organist, Pam Edwards Opening: ELW 532: “Gather Us In”- vs. 1,2,4. Vocalists: Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson. Organist, Pam Edwards Prayer of the Day Readings: Alexey Knudsen First ReadingExodus 19:2-8a 2 They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: The Holy Trinity: 7 June 2020

Order of Worship for June 7- Holy Trinity Prelude: 525- “You Are Holy“** Miriam Anderson, vocalist** Janet Stodd, flutist** Pam Edwards, pianist Thankgiving for Baptism Opening Hymn: 819- “Come, All You People”– verse in Swahili, then all 3 English verses** Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson, vocalists** Miriam Anderson, drummer** Pam Edwards, pianist Readings- Cari Wehrheim … [Read more…]

Pentecost Sunday Worship Service: 31 May 2020

Order of Worship for May 31- Pentecost Prelude: “Pepperino” by Endresen Prelude: “Pepperino” by Endresen: Abbigail Lee, clarinet soloist; Pam Edwards, Accompanist. Opening Hymn: ELW 786- “O Holy Spirit, Enter In,” all 3 verses. Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson, vocalists; Pam Edwards, organist. Readings: Penny Timmons First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that … [Read more…]

Midweek Reflection: 28 May 2020

Midweek Reflection and some announcements: Thank you all who continue to prayerfully and financially support our ministry at First. Please, continue to send offerings to the church. Mail is checked and brought into the office daily; deposits are made weekly.We continue the suspension of our in person worship services. Currently, there is no safe way … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 24 May 2020

Order of Worship for May 24 Prelude: “Morning Has Broken,” arranged by Nancy and Randall Faber. Amaya Lee and Pam Edwards, pianists. Opening Hymn: ELW 650- “In Christ There is No East or West,”all 4 verses. Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson, vocalists; Pam Edwards, organist. Readings: Melissa Miller First Reading- Acts 1:6-14 6 So when … [Read more…]

Irises Are Blooming at First Lutheran

The grounds at First Evangelical Lutheran are lush and green, and the irises are blooming! Photo credits: Therese Guise. All images taken on the grounds of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock Island, IL. 20 May 2020.

Sunday Worship Service: 17 May 2020

Grace and Peace to you, siblings in Christ. I know you, like me, are ready to get back to “normal”, whatever that will look like now.  We await direction from the governor’s office and in turn the bishop before we make any decisions on when we will resume in-person worship.  We will keep you posted. … [Read more…]