We strive to provide a sanctuary for prayerful worship within a respectful and welcoming environment and to meet the spiritual needs of our congregation and community, using Christian ideas and values.
We are baptized into the Triune God’s family of Universal Christians and are gathered in worship around Word and Sacrament receiving forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ.
We, enlightened and empowered by the call of the Holy Spirit through Baptism and in Christ’s name, are alive to encourage, support, forgive and accept one another through worship and fellowship, sharing all we have and are, in response to God’s love in Christ. We can and will learn and grow in faith, witness and share a loving Savior, seek and serve all people.
ABOUT THE ELCA
The ELCA Synod believes all who come to worship are welcome into the community of faith. The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action in millions of ways, all over the world. Join us!
To learn more about the details of what we believe as a church in the ELCA Synod, we invite you to read about the teachings of the ELCA and explore other areas of their website.
Have questions about visiting or becoming a member? We'd love to hear from you!
If you're apprehensive about attending a new church for a first time, you're not alone! All are welcome at First Lutheran, and to help you feel more at ease, here's some of what you can expect during worship on a typical Sunday.
Entering the building from the parking lot you will enter the sanctuary from the front. If you prefer to enter from the back, there is an entrance on 8th Street.
Bulletins and the screen have all information needed to participate in worship
Children are encouraged to be part of worship with children's bulletins and quiet bags for preschoolers. A nursery is available as well.
Offerings support the mission of First Lutheran Church and the ELCA. Visitors are not expected to give an offering, but are welcome to if desired.
Holy Communion is offered to all who worship. Most weeks this takes the form of intanction, where the wafer is dipped in the cup.