Join us for Bible Study at 9:00 am Sunday mornings. This is a 9 session video series on Lutheran Spirituality,, "Saved By Grace" (Now What?)
Please download the form and fill out then submit your prayer request or praise report to the church office. Prayer warriors will join with you to lift your request up to the Throne of Grace.
If you do not wish to make your request public – please let us know in the prayer request and the request will not be posted on the prayer board. Your email address is required on the downloaded form and, you will receive an email notice from this site when others pray for you. (Your email address will NOT appear on this site.)
First Lutheran Church will send you an email to let you know that we prayed for you.
Please be sensitive about including someone else’s personal information when sending in a request.
Sunday school is held each Sunday prior to worship services at 9:00 am Our activities change throughout the year so we can keep the kids on their toes!! Your child will participate in fun activities with other children to help them better understand the wonderful gift God has given us!
The Youth Group at First Lutheran consists of students that have been confirmed and those within the Sunday school program entering the 6th grade, that would like to participate. Each year the Youth Group participates in the 30 hour famine, a shut in event to raise money to donate to underprivileged in Africa.
During the 30 hour famine, they do everything EXCEPT eat! They play games, watch movies, etc!
Additionally, our Youth Group participates in the annual Junior Youth Group Gathering in West Des Moines; primarily the students that have not been confirmed participate in this. This is a fantastic event for our youth as they get the opportunity to meet other Lutherans of the same age and from all over the state!! The Youth Gathering is always a fun time for this kids with all the activities they have (crafts, music, etc); they offer it all to the kids!!
The Youth Group does do smaller “congregation members only’ events such as bowling, movies, dinners, etc. As a group they choose what they would like to do.
They also enjoy performing community service events.
We also hope to participate in the 2019 National Youth Gathering.
“Lutheran Women in Mission”
The Mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
Iowa District West LWML Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Iowa District West LWML is to assist all women in discovering and using their God given gifts through LWML in thanksgiving and service to our Lord.
Membership in the LWML consists of all women, 18 years or older, who are communicant members of First Lutheran Church.
+To serve the Lord in the church and the home
+ To foster Christian love, fellowship and sociability.
+ To assist in carrying out the programs of First Lutheran Church.
+ To be an affiliated society of the LWML, Adair Zone of
Iowa District West—Missouri Synod.
+To promote systematic study of the Bible, and to encourage growth in Christian knowledge.
+ To engage in and support charitable work among the needy.
LWML MOTTO: Serve the Lord with Gladness
Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is a trusted expert in global media that equips and engages a vibrant volunteer base to passionately proclaim the Gospel to more than 70 million people worldwide each week. Through its North American headquarters and 34 ministry centers on six continents, LHM reaches into more than 50 countries, often bringing Christ to places where no other Christian evangelistic organizations are present. LHM’s flagship ministry, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on more than 1,800 radio stations and the American Forces Network.
We encourage those people who are reached through these ministry efforts to respond by contacting staff or volunteers. LHM then cultivates relationships with those who respond to ultimately facilitate a relationship between them and a Christian community, thus helping grow the kingdom of God.
Through our counseling programs, we serve people from all walks of life, and are able to share the love and be the light of Jesus in a dark and difficult time regardless of their ability to pay. We are able to travel to, meet with and help young women make life-affirming choices for their unborn babies. Pastors and church workers are supported in their times of need. And countless hours are spent working with legislators and leaders to protect all LIFE