Making a Difference – Leaving a Legacy Bible Study led by Esther Prabhakar. Northern IL Synod Women of the ELCA retreat at Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center, Oregon, IL, Saturday, April 22, costs $35 and includes coffee, lunch, snacks, and materials. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 1. Registration deadline: March 20. Scholarship (for 1/2 … [Read more…]


Freed & Renewed in Christ – 500 Years of God’s Grace in Action Congregational Resourcing Event – Saturday, March 11, 8:30am – 3:15pm, Kishwaukee Community College, Malta, IL. The event will focus on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Keynote Presenter will be the Rev. Dr. Winston Persaud, Wartburg Theological Seminary Professor of Systematic Theology, … [Read more…]

The Rest of… This Week at First (Week of 2/12/17)

Sunday              February 12 9am           SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (150th Anniversary) After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 4:30pm           JOINT CONFIRMATION – SJA Monday February 13 – Newsletter Deadline 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday February 14 – Valentine’s Day 7:30 – 10:30am FACILITY USE – FH 12n … [Read more…]


If you are a current acolyte, or want to be one, come to a training/refresher on Sunday, February 19, immediately following the worship service. Contact Miriam Anderson if you have questions or if you can’t attend.  

This Week at First (Week of 2/5/17)

Sunday February 5 – Christian Service Sun. 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 February 6 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Wednesday February 8 9am – 1pm PRAYERS & SQUARES – PHSR 7pm SR. CHOIR … [Read more…]

Transfiguration Sunday Jazz Service

On Sunday, February 26, at 10:30am, Bob Bosco, Travis Lopez, Garrin Jost, and Bob Fisher will lead us in worship! If you would like to financially support the jazz services at First Lutheran, please put “Jazz Service” on the memo line of your check. You are invited to stay for lunch after the service, too! … [Read more…]