(maybe put a calendar here?, they want pictures here as well)
Annual Corn Boil & Ice Cream Social
August 2, 2018 (First Thursday in August)
Fresh sweet corn grown by our own members and home made ice cream are accompanied by sandwiches and home made pies at this annual feast of plenty celebrating the season of harvest.
Twice a Year on Fridays
Every spring and fall the church hosts a Friday night fish fry with all you can eat Fried Cod and Baked Cod. Sides: Baked potato bar, coleslaw, roll, butter, drink and homemade pie!
Easter Morning @ 9:00 A.M.
We celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord at 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning to the sound of the “Alleluia Bells” rung by our children during our worship. Beloved Easter hymns and special music are in abundance on this day; Easter lilies or other spring flowers decorate the sanctuary; there is a continental breakfast and fellowship in the Social Hall and a “resurrection egg” hunt for the littlest ones.
Spring Salad Luncheon
Third Thursday in April
The Women of the Evangelical Church in America (WELCA) have been providing this gathering for women from our community and beyond. An outstanding example of Lutheran potluck-style events, there are salads of every conceivable kind (and of course, let’s not forget the desserts and other great food!) After the meal, a speaker offers a program of interest to all in attendance.
Children’s Christmas Program
Third Sunday of Advent @ 9::00 A.M.
Our worship service at 9:00 a.m. is a presentation of our Sunday School Children’s Christmas Program. The story of Jesus’ birth never gets old and when it’s told by little ones dressed up like angels and biblical characters, our hearts are filled with the joy of the season.
Christmas Eve Worship
December 24 @ 4:00 P.M.
We follow the Lessons & Carols liturgy, hearing once again the Greatest Story Ever Told and raising our voices together in beloved Christmas Carols. There is an audio-visual presentation of a children’s story for our youngest worshipers and lots of special music in our sanctuary all dressed up for the holidays.
St. Lucia Festival
Second Sunday in Advent
The Swedish roots of First Lutheran Church are never more in evidence then when St. Lucia Day is celebrated at the close of our traditional worship service. Each year a young lady is selected to portray Lucia, with her crown of candles symbolizing light shining in the darkness of winter. A procession of young ladies enters to the singing of “Santa Lucia,” the current Lucia crowns the newly selected Lucia and the congregation sings the beloved hymn “Children of the Heavenly Father” with the first verse sung in Swedish. A reception follows the service in honor of the new Lucia.