Third Sunday after Epiphany: 23 January 2022

“God’s glory is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention. People weep. People prostate themselves in prayer. The unity of the church is another reflection of God’s glory. Most gloriously, the promises of God are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Gather ’round. Listen up. Glimpse the glory of God.” Order … [Read more…]

The Baptism of Our Lord: 16 January 2022

Because of icy road, sidewalk and parking lot conditions, First will NOT have morning worship Jan 9, 2022. Stay safe and warm, friends. Happy Baptism of our Lord! The meditation for today: Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the … [Read more…]

Epiphany: 6 January 2022

Facebook link to Epiphany video: Epiphany Blessings to you! I pray this service finds you warm!Today may be a good time to write the inscription on the inside of your home… either above the door or on the door post would work well. Twelfth Night (January 5), and Epiphany of Our Lord (January 6), … [Read more…]

Lessons and Carols for Christmas: 26 December 2021

Happy First Sunday of Christmas! Facebook link for Lessons and Carols for Christmas, December 26, 2021: “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Alexa Wehrheim, dancer. First Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 Hymn Response: “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming.” Second Reading: Micah 5: Hymn Response: “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Third Reading: Luke 1:26-35 ,38 Hymn Response: … [Read more…]

Christmas Eve Worship Service: 24 December 2021

Blessings to you all this holiday season and this Christmas Day! Attached is our delightful worship service from Christmas Eve afternoon. Special thanks to all our dancers and musicians that thankfully used their talents to enhance our worship service. Welcome, Lord Jesus. Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Order of Worship Christmas Eve 2021: Prelude: “Angels’ Carol” – … [Read more…]

Fourth Sunday of Advent: 19 December 2021

A great big thanks to Haleigh and Natalie Jacocks for their musical leadership today! Thank you to all those who participated in caroling yesterday and today. Blessings to you this final week of Advent. I hope to see you at our Christmas Eve worship at 4pm! Come, Lord Jesus, Come. Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Order … [Read more…]

Advent Midweek: 16 December 2021

Prayer of the Day Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that, rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, … [Read more…]

Advent Midweek: 9 December 2021

Peace, Siblings in Christ. Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, Malachi’s prophecy could as easily herald the coming Christ as forerunner of the Lord of hosts. Finally all the baptized are called to participate in the sharing of … [Read more…]

Third Sunday of Advent: 12 December 2021

Peace, siblings in Christ!Thanks to our clarinet players, Brittany Anderson and Abbigail Lee for the accompaniment on the opening hymn. Blessings to you this Advent season. Pastor Chris Lee Order of Worship Service: Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021 Prelude: ELW 284- “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime.” ANNOUNCEMENTS Meditation Christ’s presence in our … [Read more…]

Second Sunday of Advent: 5 December 2021

Blessings!Make “straight” the paths of the Lord! Peace, Pastor Chris Lee Order of Worship for Sunday, December 5, 2021 Prelude: “O Come, O Come Immanuel,”- Sleeth. Senior Choir. ANNOUNCEMENTS Meditation Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, … [Read more…]