Open Mic Coffeehouse, Friday, February 10th, 7 – 10pm, in the Parish House. Refreshments served. Donations benefit the St. Joe’s Evening Meal, served weeknights at the Rock Island Township Hall. All are welcome!  

Newsletter TIME

Remember to pick up your copy of the newsletter if you don’t have it sent to you. Copies are available in the Church narthex and the Parish House.  

This Week at First (Week of January 22)

Sunday January 22 – World Hunger Sunday 9am SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (150th Anniversary) HANDBELLS PLAY After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH Monday January 23 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Wednesday January 25 9am – 1pm PRAYERS & SQUARES – PHSR 12:30pm UNITYPOINT FOOT CLINIC – PH … [Read more…]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  January 18–25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. January is the month many Christians observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Confession of Peter (January 18) and the Conversion of Paul (January 25) bookend the week.  


The congregational planning meeting was Saturday, January 14. At that meeting, we decided to collect “noisy” coins this year. On the second, third, and fourth Sundays of each month through October, the noisy coin collection will go toward the 150th Anniversary Building Projects. In keeping with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, our goal is … [Read more…]

This Week at First (January 15, 2017)

Sunday              January 15 – Food Pantry Sunday 9am           SUNDAY SCHOOL – PH ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am           HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH Monday             January 16 Newsletter Deadline Annual Reports Due Martin Luther King, Jr. Day CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED 5pm ST. JOE’S EVENING MEAL – RITH 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday … [Read more…]

Folk Arts is Back!

You are invited to come at 7pm, the last Thursday of the month (January 26, 2017) to the Parish House Lower Level. Miriam Anderson and Wanda Esping will twine rugs again. Work on your own project or just have fun!  


The Ignite confirmation event is on Wednesday, January 25th, from 6:15 – 8pm, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Davenport. Contact Angie Harrell for more information. Carpooling is available; if you want a ride to this event, please be at the St. John’s parking lot no later than 5:45pm.