We will be serving the last St. Joe’s Evening Meal of 2016 on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please indicate there how many of the needed items listed below you can bring: Bananas Gallons of milk Loaves of bread Dozens of cookies You don’t have to provide all … [Read more…]


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.  


Sunday, November 20 After the 10:30am worship service, there will be a congregational meeting. There are 3 items on the agenda: 1) 2017 budget 2) election of 2017 council members. 3) presentation of 2017 Discernment plan. Please stay. A special lunch using First Lutheran cookbook recipes will be provided by the council and discernment team. … [Read more…]

This Week at First (week of 11/13/16)

Sunday, November 13 9am SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 12n DISCERNMENT – FH Monday, November 14 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday, November 15 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 5pm FINANCE – PH 6:15pm COUNCIL – PH Wednesday, November 16 9am – 1pm PRAYERS & SQUARES – … [Read more…]


If you want to be a part of the Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 23rd, please contact Pam Edwards or Wanda Esping. You could be an acolyte, a greeter, a worship assistant, a lay reader, or a Psalm or prayer leader. Another opportunity is to decorate the front of the altar area, where we … [Read more…]


Remember to bring non-perishable items next Sunday for the Church of Peace Food Pantry. Take a plastic bag home with you today as a reminder, if you wish. Remember that we are collecting at the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 23rd, also. Thanks for your donations!  

THIS WEEK at FIRST (Week of 11/6/16 Calendar)

Sunday November 6 – All Saints Sunday Christian Service Sunday Honey Sunday Daylight Saving Time Ends 9am SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH Monday November 7 – Newsletter Deadline 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday November 8 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 12n ADMINS’ LUNCH 6pm DISCERNMENT – … [Read more…]


Reflecting on the lives lost to the violence and hurt of our broken world. Service of celebration. Wednesday, November 16th, at 7:00 pm, St. James Lutheran Church, 3145 31st Avenue, Rock Island. All are welcome.