NIS WELCA CONVENTION

Northern Illinois Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Convention Saturday, September 16, 2017 Registration and Coffee, 8:00am Immanuel, Dixon, IL Theme: “Lifting the Least” Morning Message: Bishop Jeff Clements Registration ($35.00) is due August 18. Scholarships are available. See the bulletin boards at church for more information. Registration forms are available in the … [Read more…]

Newsletter Deadline

All information for the August/September newsletter is due to the church office (office@firstlutheranri.org) no later than Monday, August 14! Thanks!  

JENNY LIND VESPERS

These services are held at 7pm, Sundays, all summer, through August 27. They include a brief evening worship and a variety of music, conducted by area congregations. August 13 – Pr. Matt Kamprath, First Lutheran, Geneseo; August 20 – Pr. Michel Clark, Grace Lutheran, Knoxville. The complete schedule is listed on the Jenny Lind Chapel … [Read more…]

Mark Wilhelm named executive director of Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2017) – The Rev. Mark N. Wilhelm has been named executive director of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities. Wilhelm previously served as ELCA program director for schools, which included early childhood, elementary, secondary and colleges and universities. He was appointed interim executive director of the network when it was established … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Beginning 8/6/2017)

Sunday August 6 – Christian Service 9am ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION BIX JAZZ SERVICE NOISY COINS (Christian Service Fund) After Worship CONGREGATIONAL MEETING COFFEE FELLOWSHIP Tuesday August 8 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 7pm ACA – PH Friday August 11 7 – 10pm ST. JOE’S COFFEE HOUSE – PH Sunday August 13 … [Read more…]

Newsletter Info

Remember to pick up a copy of the August newsletter if you don’t have it sent to you. Copies are in the Church narthex and the Parish House. Newsletter Deadline: All information for the August/September newsletter is due to the church office (office@firstlutheranri.org) no later than Monday, August 14! Thanks!      

Congregational Meeting, Sunday, August 6

There will be a congregational meeting directly following worship, on Sunday, August 6. The only item on the agenda will be a recommendation of a pastoral candidate to the congregation, from the call committee chair and the congregation president. A vote of the congregation will take place at that meeting, according to the constitution.  

Bix Jazz Service

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!  

MEET & GREET

Sunday, July 30, the congregation of First Lutheran will have an opportunity to meet the pastoral candidate. Chris Lee and his family will be at worship and stay for a lunch fellowship.