Sunday Worship Service: 18 October 2020

Thank God for rain, and for an indoor space where we can record worship! We pray this finds you well. A few announcements: Gospel Animals reservations are due by November 1. Also, if you have names that you would like to have read aloud for All Saints Day, November 1, please submit them to the … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 11 October 2020

I pray this worship finds you well. As we approach November 1st and All Saints Day, please feel free to submit to the office email any names of loved ones, recently deceased (since last All Saints Day). We will in some way honor them at worship on November 1st: firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net Next week we will meet for worship … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 4 October 2020

Order of Worship for October 4, 2020 Prelude: ELW 796- “How Firm a Foundation,” Early American. Pam Edwards, pianist. Confession and Forgiveness: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation. Amen. Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 27 September 2020

Order of Worship for September 27, 2020 Confession and Forgiveness Opening Hymn: ELW 520- “Dearest Jesus, at Your Word,” all verses. Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, piano. Prayer of the Day: Cari Wehrheim God of love, giver of life, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 20 September 2020

Order of Worship for September 20, 2020. Prelude: ELW 659- “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant,” verses 1 & 3. Brittany and Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pianist. Opening Hymn: ELW 733- “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” all verses. Prayer of the Day Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 13 September 2020

Order of Worship for September 13, 2020 Prelude: ELW 642- “Ubi Caritas et amor.” (Where True Charity and Love Abide). Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, piano. Confession and Forgiveness Opening Hymn: ELW 834- “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” all verses. Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pipe organ. Prayer of the Day: O Lord … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service, 6 September 2020

Order of Worship for September 6, 2020 Prelude: “Praise Him, Praise Him, All Ye Little Children.” Amaya Lee, pianist.  Amaya and Abbigail Lee, vocalists. Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, who creates, redeems, and sustains us and all of creation. Amen. Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service: 30 August 2020

Order of Worship for August 30, 2020 Prelude: ELW 808, “Lord Jesus You Shall Be My Song.” (“Jesus, je voudrais te chanter”) Pam Edwards, vocalist. Confession and Forgiveness Opening Hymn: ELW 710, “Let Streams of Living Justice,” all 3 verses. Brittany & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pipe organ. Prayer of the Day: Tim Anderson … [Read more…]

News from First: September 2020

First Evangelical Lutheran Church — Rock Island September 2020First Evangelical Lutheran Church1600 20th StRock Island, IL 61201309-788-9661Rev. Chris Lee, Pastor Psalm 137:1-6Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem1 By the rivers of Babylon—there we sat down and there we weptwhen we remembered Zion.2 On the willows[a] therewe hung up our harps.3 For there our captorsasked us … [Read more…]

Sunday Worship Service, 23 August 2020

Order of Worship for August 23, 2020 Prelude: ELW 583- “Take My Life, That I May Be,” Pam Edwards  & Miriam Anderson, vocalists. Pam Edwards, pianist. Confession and Forgiveness Opening Hymn: ELW 576- “We All Are One in Mission,”- all 3 verses. Miriam Anderson, vocalist. Pam Edwards, pipe organ. Prayer of the Day: Mike McCalester … [Read more…]