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First Lutheran Church will hold 3 festive worship services
on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th:
- 3:00 PM Family-friendly worship service
- 5:00 PM Candlelight worship service
- 10:00 PM Candlelight worship service
Goodhue County Christmas Project
First Lutheran Church will again be participating in the Goodhue County Christmas Project by providing Christmas gifts and food baskets. First Lutheran usually sponsors 15 to 20 needy families. Trees will be decorated with ornaments the weekend of November 22/23. You are invited to take an ornament and write your name on the forms provided, then the wrapped gift to the church by Friday, December 12th.
Holiday Poinsettia Sign Ups
Holiday poinsettias will be displayed in the church during the holiday season. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia for this display, please return your completed order form and check (no cash please) to the church office or the decorated box at the Information Desk. Order forms should not be placed in the offering plate. Order forms available at the Information Desk. Orders must be received by Wednesday, December 3rd.
You may pick up your plant after the Christmas services or choose to leave it on display throughout the holiday season. (There will be no delivery.) Order form is available at the Information Desk. For more information, call the church office at 388-9311.
We will be showing the Visual Bible: The Gospel of John Wednesdays at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall and Sundays at 10:45 AM in the chapel. We will show about 30 minutes of the DVD and then have 15-20 minutes for discussion.
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John, vividly comes to life in a faithful and powerful dramatization of the Biblical text. The Gospel of John meticulously re-recreates the era of Jesus during a tumultuous period that changed the course of history. Starring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus, and narrated by Christopher Plummer, and with a cast of over 2500, The Gospel of John has been adapted for the screen, word for word, based on the American Bible Society's Good News Bible, by Emmy-nominated John Goldsmith and is directed by acclaimed British director, Philip Saville.
We hope to see you there!
Pr. Bill Odermann
Women & Wine Bible Study
Women & Wine Bible Study group will meet Sunday, November 23rd
at 7:00 pm at Carol Smith's home. We will discuss the first 2 chapters
of Caleb from Sons of Encouragement by Francine Rivers. For more
information, contact the church office.
5:30-6:25 Education Hour
6:30 Contemporary Worship
5:30 p.m. in the Norelius Chapel
Social Hour after worship
the first Saturday of each month
Sunday Worship &
Worship 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour 10:45 -11:30
615 W. 5th Street
We, the congregation of First Lutheran Church, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, calling people to new life and discipleship. We grow in faith, hope and love as a community of believers through worship, prayer and study. We serve people in need by sharing God's love in our community and throughout the world.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.