Welcome

There is a place for all.
Everyone matters. No Exceptions.

First Lutheran is a gathering place for people from across the region. Our welcome begins with the affirmation that each person is a child of God by grace. God’s love embraces the wide diversity of people in our community: diversity of race, class, ability, social background, sexuality, as well as diversity of personal and political viewpoint. We’re a people with a Christ centered heart, and our shared identity in Christ is bigger than whatever differences we might bring. There is a place for you!


First Lutheran is one of nearly 9,000 Lutheran Christian congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), linking with churches, colleges, and faith institutions across America.

Discover.

First Lutheran offers many opportunities to experience God and grow in faith:

  • wonderful worship both traditional and contemporary

  • engaging ministries for children and youth,

  • serving the less-fortunate and making a difference in our community

  • spiritual vitality and growth for adults

More.

God’s grace in Jesus Christ is worth the journey of our whole life. There is always more to discover about God. Wherever you are in the journey of life, there is a place for you at First Lutheran.

Together.

We each have our own story to tell. We discover more about God and life when we journey together with others. We come together as a people so that we might discover more: together.

Children's Ministry

Our vibrant children's
ministry starts with newborns and shepherds
students through grade 5 with regular programs and lots of special events!

Youth Ministry

Sixth through eighth grade students cover the essentials of Christian faith.
High School groups dig into what it looks like to live out their faith.

Adult Ministries

Faith is a life-long journey of discovery that we travel best together. Groups for Study, faith formation and serving keep us growing together.

Music Ministry

First Lutheran has a long tradition of sacred musical programs and support for many fine arts groups in the region.


Encounter God in Worship

Worship is open to all seeking to praise, learn about, and encounter God.
Our Saturday Evening Service is usually led by piano hymns and liturgy, while the Sunday morning service uses our magnificent Parson's Opus 50 mechanical tracker pipe organ.
At 11 a.m. the Celebration Band leads our music in a modern-style worship experience.
Holy Communion is generally served at each worship service.

Type the content for this section here. This is just example text. Once you click into this section, you will see the filler text disappear, and you can begin typing your real content.


Worship Times:Saturday: 5 p.m. Traditional​Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service;10 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning11 a.m. Celebration Worship ServiceSunday services are simulcast live onlineat firstlutherancr.online.church. 

Worship Times:
Saturday: 
5 p.m. Traditional
Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service;
10 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
11 a.m. Celebration Worship Service

Sunday worship services are simulcast live online at firstlutherancr.online.church.

Type the content for this section here. This is just example text. Once you click into this section, you will see the filler text disappear, and you can begin typing your real content.

Newcomer's Orientation

Throughout the year we host a meal and informational session for you to get to know us a little better and for us to get to know you.  Our next event is coming up soon.  If you're interested, let us know below.