Knowing Christ Making Christ Known

First Lutheran Church

Welcome to First Lutheran Church

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About Us

Who We Are

We are an LCMS Lutheran Congregation established in 1882.


A Voice crying out from the wilderness


    

Mission/Vision Statement:
Knowing Christ Making Christ Known



You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9 


Pastor Mike Bodkins

email: pastormike@q.com


What We Believe

Beliefs

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
 

Being “Lutheran”

Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Grace Alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith Alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture Alone

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

First Lutheran Church is in affiliation with The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Worship

Adult Bible Study: 

Sunday: 9:00 am 

Sunday Worship:  10:00 am using the Divine Service.


Holy Communion:  

We offer Holy Communion on the first and third  Sunday's during worship.

Sunday School: 9:00 am


Advent Worship Services will be held at 7pm each Wednesday evening  beginning December 5th. thru the 19th

 Everyone is welcome to join us!   


Lent Worship Services will be held at 7pm each Wednesday evening   Everyone is welcome to join us!  
 

Easter Worship Service will be at 7am . with a Easter Breakfast and Easter egg hunt to follow.



Worship stands at the heart of the Christian life.

Worship is the practice of “stepping away” from the pattern and press of daily life to intentionally love God. In doing so, the disciple gains a deeper understanding and experience of the majesty, mercy and mystery of God. In worship we praise God for being God, for being our God!

The disciple can “step away” from the routine of the moment to honor God in numerous ways: through participation in the public event of a worship service  through the creative act of art, drama, dance, craft, music and song  through listening to a sermon or receiving the sacrament through an encounter of God in the beauty of creation, and more.

While “worship” is more than what we often mean by the word “worship,” the maturing disciple acknowledges that the act of corporate worship within the context of a celebrating congregation is key and necessary to a disciple’s walk and life of devotion. Part of a disciple’s job description is to worship God regularly.