Greetings from the Pastor
One of the most important responsibilities of Christian ministry is to extend the love and hospitality of Jesus Christ to all people, which is why I say, “Welcome.” To be welcomed is to be accepted, yes received, without any conditions. It is what Jesus has implored us to do, and we trust you will feel the kindness and generosity of our Lord at work through us at First Lutheran Church.
Accompanying those feelings of warmth, however, is the knowledge that we live in a world of brokenness, brought on by a myriad of ills. Unfortunately, many of us face issues of gloom or despair, but it is the grace of Jesus Christ which consistently delivers us out of the darkness and into the light. It is this saving grace which allows us to recognize and experience shalom – an interactive wholeness with God and each other. I say “saving grace,” because as Lutherans, we believe God’s Word communicates that we are saved by grace through faith on account of Christ. Yes, Jesus loves us - always has and always will - even when we feel we’re not so loveable.
We hope you will accept our invitation to join us for worship, that we may welcome you. In the meantime browse our site and, if you have any questions, please feel to contact us by phone, email, or text - we are here to serve.
Grace and peace to you,