What’s Happening at First Lutheran

We will celebrate the Lutheran Service of Healing at each service next weekend (Aug. 2-3).  The service is an opportunity for all who seek God’s healing in any aspect of their life to join in prayer for others and themselves.  Any person may come forward to receive a word of blessing and prayer accompanied by the physical gesture of laying on of hands and anointing with oil, signs given to all of us in our Baptism.  The Lutheran understanding of healing does not replace God’s gift to us in the scientific/medical community and does not promise a cure.  The Lutheran Church offers and celebrates gifts of:  God’s presence with strength and comfort in time of suffering, God’s promise of wholeness and peace, and God’s love embodied in our community of faith.

Dennis Jon Wolfgang, Director of Music at First and Nativity Churches, will teach the basics of reading printed music. The class will be held  Sunday mornings at 8:25 and last about 15 minutes. The class is free and all are welcome.

Our annual National Night Out block party for our neighborhood was held on Tuesday, July 22nd.  We enjoyed the music of Ben Janzow , along with a bouncehouse, face painting and crafts for kids. Brats and hot dogs with all of the fixin’s were served.
Thanks to our sponsors: National Sign and Design, Cousins, Family Video, Germanfest and Irishfest.

Prayer Cube Sale

Prayer CubeWe are offering to you, a three cube set with six prayers on each cube–evening prayers, meal prayers, and every day or friendship– to help add some variety to your home prayers.  A donation of $3 for each cube, or a special price of all three cubes for $10 will help cover the cost of the cubes.  They will be available after services and in the office during the week.


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From Pastor Peterson

Dear Friends in Christ

I greet you with this word from Matthew 28:19 & 20 – “Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”

These are the words of Jesus recorded at the very end of the Gospel of Matthew. Then Jesus adds “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” These words give us our purpose as a church. We are to go and tell others of the wonderful news of Jesus as long as we are here on this earth. And Jesus has promised to be very near us and help us every step of the way.

I invite you to come and worship our risen Lord Jesus Christ with us and join into the work of telling the world that there is a Savior.