The Lutheran Church is one that is steeped in tradition. We worship in similar fashion as Christians in the ancient church. We follow what is called the "Liturgy", which is an order of service that allows the congregation to speak, pray and sing.
At First Lutheran, we are a family oriented congregation. All people are welcome, and if you are new to our way of worship, feel free to ask the pastor or anyone else for assistance. We are here to worship together.
No concerts here. Our music spans many centuries. We sing some of the same hymns that our ancestors sang. This, along with the liturgy, connects us with them in an especially unique way. While we do use some modern music and hymnody, our focus is not on the music, but on how the hymns teach the faith.
We are a 'come as you are' kind of church. We simply ask for modest dress that demonstrates your attitude and respect for God.
Leave them at home! Just kidding. Children are very much welcome. We have Sunday School where they can take part, as well as, children's sermons during the worship service. Will your kids cry, fuss, or make noise during the service? Yup. We expect that. We also have an area where you can take them if it becomes to much for them (or you).
First Lutheran Church is a member church of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. As such, we practice the ancient and widespread custom of closed communion. This is to say, that we welcome all people to hear the Gospel proclaimed and to participate in worship, but Communion is reserved for those who share in our confession of faith. We believe that a person must be instructed on what we believe concerning Communion before being admitted to share in the glorious meal. Therefore, those outside of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and her sister denominations, we ask to refrain from participating in Communion. If this is confusing, is concerning to you or if you wish to be instructed on our beliefs or have any other questions, please feel free to speak with the pastor or an elder when you visit.
We have much going on. For a small church, we keep busy. We have Bible studies during the week. We have outreach events and activities. We are always interested in new ideas and people who want to help out. Our members are constantly coming up with unique ways to serve others and share the love of Christ. Check out the News/Announcements to see some of what we are up to!