THIS WEEK AT FIRST (Calendar)

Sunday        September 4 – Christian Service Sunday “Generosity and Blessing” SUNDAY SCHOOL ROUNDUP 9am           GENEROSITY BIBLE STUDY 2- PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH GENEROSITY BIBLE STUDY 3 – FH 11:00 – 4:30pm WEDDING FACILITY USE – PH 1 – 4:30pm WEDDING FACILITY USE – FH/CH 3:00pm WEDDING Monday September … [Read more…]

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

All information for the September/October newsletter is due to the church office (office@firstlutheranri.org) no later than Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Thanks!  

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

There will be a congregational meeting directly following worship, on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The only item on the agenda will be the contract for repair of the Parish House patio.  

**GENEROSITY SUNDAY!!

Sunday, September 11th! The day is full of excitement! PROJECTPROMISE: BUILD KITS OF CARE Bring items for these Lutheran World Relief School Kits! Build kits! Donate to Lutheran World Relief! Pray about how to… BE GENEROUS, as GOD IS!  

“GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS.”

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday, also known as the ELCA Day of Service, is September 11, 2016. First Lutheran is participating in an inter-generational event for Lutheran World Relief, sponsored by the Learning and Service Committees. We will build school kits at 9:00am, in the Fellowship Hall. Come help with “your” hands! It will be … [Read more…]

ST. JOE’S OPEN MIC COFFEEHOUSE

ST. JOE’S COFFEEHOUSE Friday September 9th, 7 – 10pm At the Parish House. (hopefully!) Refreshments served. Donations benefit the St. Joe’s Evening Meal, served weeknights at the Rock Island Township Hall. All are welcome!  

First, We Give Of Ourselves: Giving in Generosity

“God’s Generosity and Our Own” This week, our Bible text, from I John 4:7-12, prompts the following questions about our giving and sharing gifts. How do we give in generosity? Why do we give in generosity? These are critical questions for growing disciples and stewards. For the Christian, generosity is initiated by God. It is … [Read more…]

Senior Choir

We will begin rehearsal on Wednesday, August 31 from 7-8 p.m. Anyone in high school and beyond is welcome to join us! Contact Pam Edwards at singplay53@gmail.com or 309-944-6641 or on her facebook page.