Order of Worship for May 31- Pentecost Prelude: “Pepperino” by Endresen Prelude: “Pepperino” by Endresen: Abbigail Lee, clarinet soloist; Pam Edwards, Accompanist. Opening Hymn: ELW 786- “O Holy Spirit, Enter In,” all 3 verses. Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson, vocalists; Pam Edwards, organist. Readings: Penny Timmons First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that … [Read more…]
Midweek Reflection and some announcements: Thank you all who continue to prayerfully and financially support our ministry at First. Please, continue to send offerings to the church. Mail is checked and brought into the office daily; deposits are made weekly.We continue the suspension of our in person worship services. Currently, there is no safe way … [Read more…]
Order of Worship for May 24 Prelude: “Morning Has Broken,” arranged by Nancy and Randall Faber. Amaya Lee and Pam Edwards, pianists. Opening Hymn: ELW 650- “In Christ There is No East or West,”all 4 verses. Brittany Anderson & Miriam Anderson, vocalists; Pam Edwards, organist. Readings: Melissa Miller First Reading- Acts 1:6-14 6 So when … [Read more…]
The grounds at First Evangelical Lutheran are lush and green, and the irises are blooming! Photo credits: Therese Guise. All images taken on the grounds of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock Island, IL. 20 May 2020.
Ascension will be celebrated officially tomorrow, Thursday. here’s my thoughts on the day. Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Image credits: free clip art post and Catholic warriors.
Grace and Peace to you, siblings in Christ. I know you, like me, are ready to get back to “normal”, whatever that will look like now. We await direction from the governor’s office and in turn the bishop before we make any decisions on when we will resume in-person worship. We will keep you posted. … [Read more…]
Pastor Chris Lee’s Midweek Devotion:
A visual walk on the grounds of First Lutheran: in addition to flowers blooming, the trees are blooming and leafing out. Photo images: Therese Guise
Happy 5th Sunday of Easter.And Happy Mother’s Day!Attached here find the worship for this Sunday.Thank you to Penny Timmons for doing the readings for this day. Peace and Blessings to you and yours.Pastor Chris Lee Prelude: “Hymn of Promise” by Natalie Sleeth. Robin Asay, flute ; Pam Edwards, pianist. Opening Hymn: ELW 377- “Alleluia! Jesus is … [Read more…]