NOVA SINGERS’ HIGH TEA

Saturday, April 8, 2 – 3:30pm. High Tea will be served in the beautiful Parish House, built in 1907 by Grace Velie Harper, a granddaughter of John Deere. Tickets include tea, Lagomarcino chocolates, other Russian/Swiss delicacies, a tour of the parish house, and entertainment! The cost is $25. This fundraiser will support the spring Nova … [Read more…]

St. Joe’s Evening Meal 3/20/17

We will serve St. Joe’s Evening Meal Monday, March 20, 2017. Please sign up in the Narthex to indicate if you can bring any of the needed items and how many or if you can help prepare or help serve. Please place monetary donations in the cast-iron kettle. We are having the meal catered so … [Read more…]

WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY 3/26

Envelopes for donations designated to assist with the ELCA’s World Hunger programs are in the bulletins on the 4th Sunday each month. Envelopes are also available in the pews and narthex. Donations help alleviate hunger in the United States and around the world.

Lent Wednesdays

First Lutheran continues simple soup suppers Wednesday evenings through April 5, from 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Holden Evening Prayer Service begins at 7pm, with a series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, written by Pr. David. Please come experience God in a special way during this holy time of year. If you want to help with a soup … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Week of 3/12/17)

Sunday March 12 9am SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (150th Anniversary) After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 4:30pm JOINT CONFIRMATION – SJA Monday March 13 NEWSLETTER DEADLINE 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday March 14 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 12n ADMIN ASSTS Wednesday March 15 9am – … [Read more…]

CHRISTIAN CARE TRIVIA NIGHT

7th Annual Trivia Night: Show support for Christian Care’s Trivia Night, which will be help on April 29, 2017. Be a Sponsor! Sponsorships are available for Trivia Night. Levels range from $50 – $1,500 and include various levels of publicity and recognition. Contact Christian Care for more information. If not a sponsor, then plan to … [Read more…]

ST. JOE’S EVENING MEAL

We will be serving St. Joe’s Evening Meal Monday, March 20, 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…]

TORNADO ASSISTANCE

The National Weather Service confirmed 6 tornadoes touched down across northern Illinois on February 28. The Naplate to Ottawa tornado was an EF-3 storm that killed 2 and injured 14. The Northern Illinois Synod has a tornado relief fund to assist recovery in storm damaged communities. The Synod works with our partners at Lutheran Disaster … [Read more…]

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT

First Lutheran will continue having simple soup suppers each Wednesday evening, through April 5, served from 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Holden Evening Prayer Service will begin at 7:00pm, with a series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, written by Pr. David. Please come experience God in a special way during this holy time of year. If you want … [Read more…]