January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020—Celebrating 150 Years of Ministry

As this Sunday is the inaugural event in the yearlong anniversary celebration of First Lutheran Church’s 150 years of ministry, we welcome to the pulpit Pastor Keith Hohly, pastor of […]
January 5, 2020

Second Sunday after Christmas

The four gospels that we have received as our scriptures in the church, though they tell the same story, are quite different from each other. And some have used that […]
December 29, 2019

First Sunday after Christmas

Note: Pastor Phil is away with family this Sunday. First Lutheran Church is pleased to welcome Dave Mareske, Director of Hollis Renewal Center, as guest preacher. My Mom always thought […]
December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

It’s ironic that the Advent/Christmas season, given its emphasis on stillness and on contemplation leading up to this silent and holy night, can be so stressful. We gather with people […]
December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The fourth candle is lit and only the light of Christmas remains to illumine our wreath. I hope that in this season, which can be so busy, that you have […]