Honey Sunday will be Sunday, November 6th. The honey comes from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Bottles of delicious honey will be for sale for only $8.00 each and be delivered directly to you! Proceeds will support the Worship and Music Committee as well as the Ranch. Thank you for your support in advance. … [Read more…]


Once again this year, Christian Care is collecting men’s briefs, boxers, t-shirts and socks for the Underwear Because We Care Campaign. Men’s briefs/boxers size L-XL, t-shirts size L-3XL and socks to fit shoe size 9-13 are needed. You may drop them off at the Rescue Mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, between the hours of … [Read more…]


Sharing Gifts at the Table Church Women United invites you to St. James Lutheran Church, 3145 31st Avenue, Rock Island, Friday, November 4, 2016. Registration 9:00 – 9:30am. Bible Study and Worship Service begins at 9:30. Lunch: $6.00. Reservations by Monday, October 31, to St. James, 309-786-0503. Bring signed Christmas cards and stamps.  


Mexican Mission Sunday is on the 5th Sunday, when a month has 5 Sundays. This year, October has a 5th Sunday, so next week will be Mexican Mission Sunday. The loose offering that Sunday will be designated for support of Paul & Nydia Johnson and the Mexican Mission.  


The discernment process to plan for 2017 continues. There are meetings on the following dates @ 6:30 pm at the Parish House or after worship in the Fellowship Hall. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME AND INVITED! Tuesday 10/25, 6:30pm – PH Tuesdays, 11/1 & 11/8, 6:30pm – PH Sunday, 11/13, after church – FH Sunday, November … [Read more…]


World Hunger Sunday (the 4th Sunday) this month, is October 23rd. Envelopes for donations designated to assist with the ELCA’s World Hunger programs will be in the bulletins. World Hunger envelopes are always available in the pews, Narthex, and Parish House. Donations help alleviate hunger in the United States and around the world.

This Week at First (10/16/16)

Sunday              October 16 – Food Pantry Sunday 9am           SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH DISCERNMENT – FH 4:30 – 7pm JOINT CONFIRMATION – FH Monday October 17 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday October 18 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 5:30pm FINANCE – PH 6:15pm COUNCIL – … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Week of 10/2/16 Calendar)

Sunday              October 2 – Christian Service Sunday 9am           SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 4:30 – 7pm        JOINT CONFIRMATION – FH Monday             October 3 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday October 4 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 6:30pm DISCERNMENT – PH Wednesday October 5 7pm SR. … [Read more…]