This Week at First (Week of 12/04/16)

Sunday December 4 – Christian Service Sun. 9am SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION YOUTH CHOIR SINGS After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 12pm DISCERNMENT – FH 2 – 4pm FACILITY USE – Sanctuary/FH 2:30pm BLACKHAWK COLLEGE STUDENTS SCHUMANN RECITAL – Sanctuary Monday December  5 – Newsletter Deadline 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday … [Read more…]

IRA rollover giving

If you are age 70½ or older, you can give up to $100,000 to the ELCA each year from your individual retirement account, free from federal income tax. If you have not taken your required minimum distribution for the year, a charitable rollover can help satisfy that requirement. Talk to your tax professional, then call … [Read more…]


Open mic coffee house, Friday, December 9th, from 7:00 – 10:00pm. We hope that it will be in the Parish House! Come hear and/or play some music, read some poetry, eat some cookies, drink some coffee or tea. Surely there will be Christmas carols! All donations support the St. Joe’s Evening Meal, served week nights … [Read more…]


Thursday, December 8, 7:30pm, at M.D. Green’s, 1808 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, in the District. We’ll read some from the books of Acts and 1st & 2nd Corinthians. We’ll talk about when God chooses unlikely people… who might be like YOU! Come reflect and/or discuss your weaknesses and what just might happen, even when we … [Read more…]

Nova Singers Concerts

Nova Singers will present their Christmas concerts on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport and on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran, Galesburg. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge. Pam Edwards is a member of the … [Read more…]


Please sign up in the narthex to help with the Christmas Box Ministry. There are a variety of areas: shop, compile, make cookies, deliver… Non-perishable food items and monetary donations are also welcome. Please note Christmas Boxes in the memo area of your check or on an envelope for your donation. Contact Tim Anderson, 563-650-0400/, … [Read more…]


The Learning chair and council looked at the budget for next year and decided the nursery assistant position was no longer needed at this time. We could look at this option in the future if the need arises. Please plan accordingly if you have young children, as there will be no supervision during church services.  … [Read more…]