Aug 2 – Courtyard Communion Service

Contemporary Music, Simple Liturgy & a time of Communion.

Please bring a lawn chair or blanket, face mask, and smiling eyes.

The offering that day will include SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Children’s Remedial Fund.

Radio ministry will occur at 9 am like always, prerecorded for broadcast on KOWZ.

PS We are still working through possibilities for outdoor video streaming-much depends on wind/weather, signal strength, and microphones.  Final call will be made day-of.


July 5 – Drive-In Worship

**This event is rain or shine, pending latest health advisories.**
Pick up worship bulletins at North Entrance-use circle drive & proceed to stall, or to pullup areas on E and S sides of block.
Tune car radio to 100.9 FM & remain in vehicles.
**Afterward, pastors will join you outdoors for a brief, safe(r) communion service.
For this, please bring your own elements of bread, crackers & juice. (a limited number of wafers will be available)**
We sure hope you can join us.

10a June 7 – Parking Lot Pickups

B6053E68-B53F-46BA-8AC1-26001F259C22Rain or shine-after 9am worship, we’ll see you Sunday!
June 7 worship service can be found here:  https://youtu.be/zOQ4ypDATK8
All registered VBSers will receive a packet of materials from the Board of Ed at the NORTH entrance of the church (parking lot side). Limited quantity for any not pre-registered. God’s Team VBS begins Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm.
Church Directories are in! Complimentary copies for all who had portrait; $10 suggested donation for those who did not have portrait. Meet the Board of Deacons at SOUTH entrance (courtyard side).

Celebrating the End of the Education Year

2 events, one for each level of programming. It’s important to finish the year strong!        [click to enlarge graphic]

Confirmation Youth (Gr 7, 8, 9) gather via Zoom May 13 starting at 6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday School (3yo-Gr 6, teachers & family) are invited to drive-by Blessing May 17 starting at 10 am WEDS MAY 20 @5:30PM

Stand Strong Video Link:  https://youtu.be/dm5bsKkaOX4

Worship May 3, 2020

We are *thrilled* to share an mp4 of Sunday Worship!

The link is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_hHQEFHG2w

Next time, click “Watch Video” icon -> right side of this website. 

The icon will take you to the most-recent Sunday’s upload.

Thanks for your patience and encouragement as we implement technology to allow new ways for worship together.

-The Tech Crew of First Lutheran

 

Holy Week & Easter 2020

Different methods of ministry. Same Lord of resurrection and hope.

Worship safely with our congregation by Radio or on Facebook.

Keep our mission strong with online tithes and offerings.

 

How do I…?

Hyperlink Mania!  This should help everyone as we get used to new ways of being God’s people.

How do I…

Participate in Worship by Radio?

For audio, click Listen Live at top of KOWZ website header; new window should open up.

Participate in Worship by Facebook?

For video, click the player embedded.  Most recent week’s worship will be pinned to the top of the page if you are watching after 9 am on Sundays. Become a fan of the page to get up-to-minute news, photos, prayers. [PLEASE NOTE:  no Facebook Live can be produced during #stayhomeMN…shelter in place = no worship technicians to film for Mar 29 or Apr 5.  Join our radio ministry instead!]

Give My Offering?

Register as user OR guest.  One time OR recurrent.  From credit or debit card OR savings with routing number.  Easy, fast & completely secure.  Thank you-every gift to further our mission is critical.  HINT: setting up offering is easier on a desktop computer. For mobile devices, you may try scrolling to the bottom of our website and click tiny gray link that says “full site.”

Read the Bulletin?  click the weekly bulletin graphic, left side of screen

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Letting Go

Letting Go: it’s needed as much as ever before.

Though worship is not public right now, God’s people are still gathered as one. If you have a particular prayer concern, burden, fear, or request for God, please…let your pastors know.  We will put a beautiful strip of cloth on the focal point Lenten cross on your behalf in our sanctuary.  (Or, you may do so yourself; we can make arrangements with you privately.)

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Radio Lenten Devotions 2020

April 1, 2020 by Pastor Heidi Heimgartner

Topic:  Take Heart  Listen below:

March 25, 2020 by Pastor Mike Walerius

Topic:  Be Still  Listen below:

March 18, 2020 by Pastor Heidi Heimgartner

Topic:  Courage  Listen below:

 

Special Announcement 3-16-20

Please read, and know that more detailed information is forthcoming to all members by mail:  Special Annc 3-16-20

In the strong name of Jesus,

Pastor Heidi Heimgartner

Pastor Mike Walerius

The Executive Team of First Lutheran Church