Together in Christ

Enter Into Lent with First Lutheran

In an act of unparalleled love God shows his ultimate solidarity with the world during Lent by sending his son to stand on the cross and stand with all of us.  
As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to carry on this mission and stand with other people in our diverse world today.  
Our Lenten journey of “Together in Christ” begins on Ash Wednesday and culminates on Easter Sunday, April 17.

serve others on wednesday

Lenten Meal Volunteer Sign-Ups

Please click on the date that you would like to serve. It will take you to the volunteer sign-up for that corresponding day and you can sign-up for the time you would like to volunteer.  

  April 6

Together in Christ

  • Wednesday Dinner

    Join us from 5-6:30 p.m. each Wed. for food and fellowship.

    Wednes. Apr. 6 the menu is a Chicken or Beef Taco Bar, or a Chef Salad (kids can chose Mac-n-cheese or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) with assorted Cakes and Ice Cream Treats for dessert.

    Cost will be $5Adult/$3 kids 5-14/under 5 free/$10 max per family.
    This week Cherub Choir kids eat free since they sing in worship.

  • Weekly Worship

    Each weekend our pastors will preach on scriptures that call us together as community around these specific areas with the series “Together in Christ.”  The following Wednesday at 12:15 and 6:30 p.m. the pastor will interview a voice in our community based on the theme from the weekend before.

  • Voices in City

    The first step of standing with someone is to understand them and the first step to understanding is listening.  So this Lent we will gather as a congregation on Wednesdays both in person and online to listen to voices in the city.  We’ll hear directly from teachers and health care workers, police officers and people of color, and people of diverse backgrounds.  What’s life like from their perspective?  What challenges do they face?

  • Wednesday Interviews

    Date                Theme            Preacher          Wednesday Interview

    March 5-6       Education      Pr. Craig            Wed. March 9 – Teacher

    March 12-13     Health            Pr. Craig           Wed. March 16 – Nurse

    March 19-20    Diversity        Pr. Craig           Wed. Mar 23 – Person of Color     

    March 26-27    Protection     In Rebekah     Wed. Mar 30 – Police Officer

    April 2-3           Social Structures Pr. Steve       Wed. April 6 – Immigrant

  • Small Groups

    Join us for one of our many new small groups gathering during Lent either on Zoom or in person.  Each group will be using a weekly resource created by Pr. Steve specifically for our church based on the weekend scripture and our worship series “Together in Christ.”  Let us know you are coming in advance below or just log in to say hi on the first night listed below.

    Join a Group Here

  • Small Groups Waiting for You

    Date:                                             Type:                     Leader:

    10-11 a.m. Sunday, March 6       in person                 Pr. Steve

    7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8        on Zoom              Staff

    6:45 a.m. Wed. March 9 (men) in person                Pr. Steve

    Let us know you're coming

    Link to join Zoom HERE

  • Online Resources

    Whether you are part of a small group, church work team, or an individual looking to grow in faith this Lent, we have you covered!  Every week we will post materials you can access on your phone or computer to join in the theme each week.  There will be a one-hour version for small groups, a five-minute devotion to start meetings for work teams and an individual devotion at your own speed.  Each week will feature links to watch our Sunday sermon, read the weekend scriptures and ask guided questions of each other or yourself.  Our new Spiritual Director Deborah Hansen will feature a different “Five Minutes with God” spiritual practice each week.  You can find these at here.