Baccalaureate 2015

First Lutheran wishes the Class of 2015 a future bright with hope!

God bless each of you as you seek your life’s purpose and trust God’s promises.

-pastorcl, pastorhh & ms julie

2015 BP Baccalaureate at FLC

I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. -Psalm 4:8FLC grads at BP 2015 Baccalaureate

VBS 2015: June 10-July 8

Hey friends!  We hope you can join us once, twice, all 5 Wednesdays!  

REGISTER ONLINE HERE:  VBS2015

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May 2015 SS Offering

The final offering for the Sunday School year:  Marigold Seed Packets.  

Bring yours any/every Sunday in May, starting this weekend (May 3). marigoldoffering copy

April 2015 SS Offering

Check your bookshelves or stop by your favorite bookstore this month.  Our monthly in-kind offerings are designed to help our students make a connection between generosity and faith, but any and everyone can contribute. We’re sure there is a child in your nearby pew willing to bring up your offering!

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Holy Week / Easter 2015

Visitors expected!

Plan to worship with us?  There is a place for you here.

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Auden’s Reading of Poem, “Friday’s Child.”

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Click this link and you will hear famous 20th century poet W.H. Auden read his composition on the life of Deitrich Bonhoeffer.  Is Friday a reference to Good Friday?  Or to the nursery rhyme:  “…Friday’s child is loving and giving…?”

[Pastorhh wonders…Perhaps it’s both?]

To quote one analysis of the work: The poem leaves us to ponder the grounds for our moral judgments if we choose not to be grounded in Bonhoeffer’s Christianity.

Will you sacrifice for unity?

Paul’s claim upon the church in Ephesians 4:11-16 (according to Wm. Barclay) is that “the church is to reach for a stature weds am copy (2)which can be measured by the fullness of Christ.  To produce people who have in them the reflection of Jesus Christ himself.”  The questions that followed within our study group were, “Is this a sacrificial desire?” and “How much can we imagine personal sacrifice for the sake of unity?

The topic of unity became a social conversation about the current tensions between law enforcement, government, and the public outcry for equal rights.  Understandings of sacrifice moved from material sacrifices to sacrifices of personal bias and longstanding assumptions about what is acceptable in societal relationships.

Do you have assumptions about others you would be willing to sacrifice to mitigate these current social tensions for the sake of Christian unity?  Would this be a reflection of Christ himself?

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