Sunday Worship Services
Worship services are held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the main Sanctuary.
Welcome to Worship at First Lutheran
Our worship services are central to who we are as followers of Jesus Christ. All who feel drawn to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion are invited and encouraged to do so. In joining us, it is our hope that you will come to know the real presence of our Lord. Holy Communion is celebrated at each worship service.
First Lutheran Church honors the centuries-old traditions of Christian liturgical worship, as well as more modern forms of worship. The 8:15 a.m., chapel service is a more informal, spoken Communion setting, while the 10:30 a.m., worship hour usually follows a setting from Evangelical Lutheran Worship. The 10:30 a.m., worship features the adult vocal choir and bell choir.
During the summer months, a more contemporary liturgy is often used, such as Marty Haugen’s “Now the Feast and Celebration.” Worshipers can enjoy a Jazz Service at the 10:30 a.m. service every Sunday of the month. This popular service features jazz musicians—instrumentalists and vocalists—from the congregation and the community, as well as First’s own Blue Notes singers.
Children are an important part of our worship, both as participants and leaders, and are always welcome in worship services. Childcare is available, beginning at 8 a.m.
Sunday School Classes
At First Lutheran, you’re never too young, or too old, to learn. We currently offer several educational classes and are continuously updating them to meet our members’ needs. Sunday classes are provided for all ages, from preschool through adult years at 9:15 am., September through May.
Weekly Bible Study
A Bible study for adults is offered every Wednesday at 10 am. and special Bible study series are held throughout the year at various announced times. Newcomers are welcome any time. Call the church office for a schedule of classes and dates.
Confirmation/First Communion Instruction
A two-year program of Confirmation instruction is offered to youth who are junior high school age. For elementary school children, a three-session introduction is provided to prepare them to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Parents are consulted as to when it is appropriate for their child to receive their First Communion.