The National Weather Service confirmed 6 tornadoes touched down across northern Illinois on February 28. The Naplate to Ottawa tornado was an EF-3 storm that killed 2 and injured 14. The Northern Illinois Synod has a tornado relief fund to assist recovery in storm damaged communities. The Synod works with our partners at Lutheran Disaster … [Read more…]


First Lutheran will continue having simple soup suppers each Wednesday evening, through April 5, served from 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Holden Evening Prayer Service will begin at 7:00pm, with a series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, written by Pr. David. Please come experience God in a special way during this holy time of year. If you want … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Beginning 3/5/17)

Sunday March 5 – Christian Service Sunday 9am SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (Christian Service) After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 4:30pm JOINT CONFIRMATION – SJA Monday March 6 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday March 7 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH Wednesday March 8 – International Women’s … [Read more…]


Friendship Manor is looking for volunteers to help in their little store, “Ruth’s Country Store,” for a few hours a day during a week, or every other week, or even just once a month. The main responsibility would be to run the cash register. Other duties might include restocking pop, water, juice, chips, & other … [Read more…]


We will be serving St. Joe’s Evening Meal Monday, March 20, 2017. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please indicate if you can bring any of the needed items and how many. Please indicate if you can help prepare or help serve. Please place monetary donations in the cast-iron kettle. We are having … [Read more…]

This Week at First (Week of February 26)

Sunday Feb. 26 – World Hunger Sunday The Festival of the TRANSFIGURATION 9am SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am JAZZ SERVICE/COMMUNION NOISY COINS (150th Anniversary) After Worship LUNCH – FH ANNUAL CONG. MTG. – FH 4:30pm JOINT CONFIRMATION – MALLARDS HOCKEY FAITH NIGHT – iWireless Center, Moline Monday February 27 7 – … [Read more…]