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Photo: Therese Guise (taken in front of First Evangelical Lutheran Church)




16 June 2021

Friends of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, RI:

I regret to inform you that we will need to hold a special Congregational meeting June 27, immediately following worship to discuss what we as a congregation want to do concerning our sanctuary AC units. This meeting will be available via Zoom as well.

You may have noticed it was a bit warmer than usual these past few Sundays. As it turns out, each of the 2 sanctuary AC units are leaking coolant. There are options for repair or replacement. Either option exceeds the $10,000 limit for council to act without congregational approval.

The council will hold a special meeting to discuss the options before us in depth. After our meeting, we will present the options as well as our recommendation to the congregation on the 27th. The initial information from Ragan, our usual HVAC company, put replacement units at a 6 week wait, hence our hurriedly called meeting. Between now and then, property committee will be pursuing bids for the work from other HVAC companies as well.

We will share more information as it comes available.


Pastor Chris Lee

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email.

John Deere Tractor

Thank you to all who donated towards the cost of the new John Deere tractor.  We are still in need of donations to cover the entire cost of the tractor and snow blade. If you find some extra pennies laying around when you spring clean, please consider donating towards your property costs.  If you would like to see it in action, any morning between 8am and 10 a.m., you can usually find Art working diligently. He will gladly give you a demonstration!

Pack the Pantry Photos 

An extra thank you to these Pack the Pantry workers on December 12th and 18th, 2020! Attached are photos including Pastor delivering food to the pantry window; the First Lutheran “Live Generously” team; and Art clearing snow. So many great helpers!
Also, a reminder: non-perishable food donations are accepted all year!
Peace to you and your loved ones as we head into the new year!

The December Pack the Pantry event was very successful! Thank you to all who took part. You can read more about it in this post:

Church of Peace Food Pantry Delivery: 18 December 2020


Thank you to all who took part in the Gospel Animals Meal/ DVD to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. There are still DVDs available. Contact the Parish Office or Pam if you would like a DVD. Read more about the history of First in the Quad-City Times write-up.


The First Lutheran office email is: office@firstlutheranri.org

I believe all the issues with using this email have been worked out. You may use use office@firstlutheranri.org or firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net for communicating with the Parish Office. I am checking email on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Therese, Secretary, First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Parish House Office Hours

The Parish House office will have limited regular hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please note, per the CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, masks are required in the Parish House, in addition to physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Thank you for keeping yourself and everyone safe!


Welcome to First Lutheran Church, located in Rock Island, IL. (map)

We worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

You may contact the pastor or the church office via email:

office@firstlutheranri.org or  firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net or at 309-788-9661.

Free image: crocus, jooinn.com