Mark Wilhelm named executive director of Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2017) – The Rev. Mark N. Wilhelm has been named executive director of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities. Wilhelm previously served as ELCA program director for schools, which included early childhood, elementary, secondary and colleges and universities. He was appointed interim executive director of the network when it was established … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Beginning 8/6/2017)

Sunday August 6 – Christian Service 9am ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION BIX JAZZ SERVICE NOISY COINS (Christian Service Fund) After Worship CONGREGATIONAL MEETING COFFEE FELLOWSHIP Tuesday August 8 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 7pm ACA – PH Friday August 11 7 – 10pm ST. JOE’S COFFEE HOUSE – PH Sunday August 13 … [Read more…]

Newsletter Info

Remember to pick up a copy of the August newsletter if you don’t have it sent to you. Copies are in the Church narthex and the Parish House. Newsletter Deadline: All information for the August/September newsletter is due to the church office ( no later than Monday, August 14! Thanks!      

Congregational Meeting, Sunday, August 6

There will be a congregational meeting directly following worship, on Sunday, August 6. The only item on the agenda will be a recommendation of a pastoral candidate to the congregation, from the call committee chair and the congregation president. A vote of the congregation will take place at that meeting, according to the constitution.  

Bix Jazz Service

Sunday, August 6 – Bix Jazz Service with jazz combo: Bob Bosco, Travis Lopez, Todd Slothower, Ron Morton and Gary Ciccotelli. ** If you would like to financially support the jazz service, please indicate this on your check. Thanks!  


Sunday, July 30, the congregation of First Lutheran will have an opportunity to meet the pastoral candidate. Chris Lee and his family will be at worship and stay for a lunch fellowship.  


The first Thursday of next month, August 3, at 7:00pm, in the Lower Level of the Parish House. Rug twining and braiding, and Dala horse painting, and more!  

This Week at First (Beginning 7/30/2017)

Sunday July 30 – Mexican Mission Sunday 9am ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (Mexican Mission Fund) After Worship PASTORAL CANDIDATE “MEET & GREET” LUNCH Tuesday August 1 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 7pm ACA – PH Thursday August 3 7pm FOLK ARTS – PHLL Sunday August 6- Christian Service Sunday 9am … [Read more…]