Newsletter Deadline

All information for the July/August newsletter is due to the church office ( no later than Monday, July 17! Thanks!  


Envelopes for donations designated to assist with the ELCA’s World Hunger programs will be in the bulletins Sunday morning, July 23. Envelopes are also available in the pews and narthex. Donations help alleviate hunger in the United States and around the world.  


Come to First’s VBC, July 17 – 21, at St. John’s Lutheran, 4501 – 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL, in collaboration with St. John’s and Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center. Contact Angie Harrell or St. John’s if you have questions or want to help! Click on the title above for more fun info!  


We will be serving St. Joe’s Evening Meal Monday, July 17, 2017. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please indicate if you can bring any of the needed items and how many. Please indicate if you can help prepare or help serve. Please place monetary donations in the cast-iron kettle.  We are having … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Beginning 7/9/17)

Sunday July 9 PH GUEST ROOM (S) IN USE THROUGH 7/22 9am ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (150th Anniversary Fund) After Worship CONGREGATIONAL MEETING COFFEE FELLOWSHIP Tuesday July 11 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 12n ADMIN ASSISTANTS 5:30pm COUNCIL – PH 6:30 – 8:30pm FACILITY USE – FH Sunday July 16 … [Read more…]

Bix Jazz Service

10:30am, 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!  


The 3rd Sunday of each month is usually the Sunday to try to remember to bring non-perishable goods for the Church of Peace food pantry. This month, though, we are supporting Churches United’s “Thanksgiving in July,” so bring those goods ALL MONTH LONG!! Thanks!