Welcome!

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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:

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

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MINISTRY


As mentioned in the August 29th, 2021 sermon, if you have a passion for an idea for the ministry of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, a way that we can serve the people and kingdom of God, please reach out to me by phone, email, text, facebook or just stop in for a visit. Pastor Chris: office number- 309-788-9661, pastor@firstlutheranri.org, cell phone- 405-248-0587, Facebook- Christopher M Lee

MASKS


Beginning next Sunday, September 5th, we will be once again requiring face masks when in the building in accordance with the State of IL mandate.


Peace be yours, Pastor Chris Lee

EMAIL NOTIFICATION

We are once again having issues with email sent to the First Lutheran office email at office@firstlutheranri.org not reaching us. Please, again, use the firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net email address for communicating with the Parish Office. I am checking email on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you have sent an email and we have not responded, please call the office, or re-send your email using the firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net address. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Therese, Secretary, First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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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!

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Please follow First Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship Services at the First Lutheran Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/First-Lutheran-Church-Rock-Island-IL-190629367619921/

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Big thanks to Art and Mike who cut up and hauled away a large tree limb that came down on First Lutheran Church property Wednesday morning (August 11). There was a strong wind sheer that brought down a sizeable limb–it hit the dumpster, but luckily there was no damage to the power lines that were near by. This was a big job and they took care of it the same day.

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Blessings to Nancy Johnson and her family. May she rest in peace.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am Saturday at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa. Memorials may be made in care of Friendship Manor.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/qctimes/name/nancy-johnson-obituary?pid=199650377

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23 June 2021

Sylvia Collins, a long time member of First has passed. Visitation and funeral will be Friday, June 25.

Merciful Creator, your Holy Spirit intercedes for us even when we do not know how to pray. Send your Spirit now to comfort us in these days of need and loss, and help us to commend Sylvia to your merciful care;

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

https://www.wheelanpressly.com/obituary/Sylvia-Collins

Peace,

Pastor Chris Lee

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

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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.

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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:

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