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First Lutheran Church

PASTOR'S MESSAGE September Publication
 

BULLETIN
9/24/2023

MOMENT OF CONTACT NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER

 

Worship service will begin at 10:00 AM. 
The worship service will be livestreamed and available for viewing on YouTube. 

 

Alleluia!  He is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

As we continue our ministry to the Sioux City community we celebrate 151 years of service.  Shining light into the future we welcome you to join us for worship, in-person, via Facebook live, radio broadcast or you-tube later in the week. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Alpha and Omega. Have you read the new seasonal publication?  You can find it on our website under the Pastor’s Message section on the front page.  We are communicating with you in new ways with timely information in an abbreviated form.  We will also provide information in the body of the email you receive weekly on Thursdays with the attached bulletin for Sunday morning.  Monthly volunteer schedule and posted on the hallway bulletin board in the “Service” section. If you are serving as a worship leader, greeter or coffee fellowship host, you will receive a reminder email earlier in the week you are serving.  Also, check out the our website for a monthly overview.  We welcome your feedback!  If you can’t find something, call us and ask.  We are interested in providing timely information to those who need it, when they need it! 

  • Welcome.  Worship.  Service. One of our three Vision “words” is service.  Listed below are ways in which you have served or could service in the coming weeks.  Perhaps these ideas will inspire you to find ways to serve with your family, at work, in your daily life!

  • On God’s Work.  Our Hands. Sunday, we began gathering “undies” for the Warming Shelter.  Thank you to those who gave for your wonderful support.  We will ensure your donations reach those who are in need!

  • Last year a group from First Lutheran attended the first Lutheran Services of Iowa Empower event.  The second annual event will be held on Thursday, October 12, at the Cottonwood Conference Center in South Sioux City from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  Individual tickets are available for $25.  The Empower event brings the Sioux City community together to celebrate diversity and raise fund for LSI’s Immigrant and Refugee Community Services.  To register go to: lsiowa.org/empower-event-sc.

  • Do you shop at Hy-Vee?  The Siouxland Food Bank is collecting your Hy-Vee receipts and turning a percentage into a food donation to the Food Bank.  A box for your receipts is in the narthex ready to be filled up!

  • The Food Pantry is need of plastic bags. Please leave them in the office or in the Food Pantry room. Thank you.

  • We are happy to report another enjoyable, busy serving shift at the Soup Kitchen on September 18th. We helped serve 132 individuals. Thanks be to Janet Gross, Becky McGlauflin, Lee Knop, Sue Mullin, Candy Johnson and Doug Webb.  The staff there tell us how much they like and appreciate the First Lutheran volunteers! Our next chance to help again will be Wednesday, October 18th from 4-6 PM.  Come and join us sometime!

THIS WEEK AT FIRST...

Sunday, September 24

  • 9:30 AM Choir Practice, Sanctuary

  • 10:00 AM Holy Communion w/Worship on livestream

  • After Worship - Fellowship, FR

Tuesday, September 26

  • 6:30 Executive Committee, FR

Wednesday, September 27

  • 9:00-11:30 AM Food Pantry

  • 6:30 Confirmation, FH

  • 7:00 PM Choir Practice, Choir Rm

Thursday, September 28

  • 1:00 Adult Bible Study, FR

Friday, September 29

  • 9:00 AM Quilters

September Calendar of Events

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Worship

What does it mean to be a member of an ELCA congregation? It means you find worship meaningful...

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Share the Good News!

...it means you want to share the good news with others...

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Join us!

...it means you want to join with others to ensure the church is a welcoming place for learning, sharing and service.

If any of these characteristics are what you are looking for in a church family, be in contact with us. As Jesus welcomes all to join him at his meal, we welcome those who are interested in being part of our community to join us!

About Us

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation serving on the north side of Sioux City, Iowa.  The congregation was formed in 1872, this year we begin celebrating our 150th anniversary! Started in 1872, we have been serving Lutherans in this area for 149 years. We are a liturgical worshiping congregation who love to sing, pray and praise God in worship.  We have opportunities for life long learning from pre-school to adults.  We provide food to those in need out of our Holy Family Food Pantry, Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 11:30 am.  We support several non-profit community groups providing meeting space. We welcome guests and visitors to our worship services, ministries, activities and programs.  Join the congregation as we celebrate 150 years of service to God, neighbor and community under the theme, Grateful for the past, shining light into the future.  

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OUR MISSION AND VISION

At First Lutheran Church…..

We are a Christian community called by God to respond to God’s gift of grace as servants to the world.  

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ABOUT OUR CHURCH

First Lutheran is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation founded in 1872.  We love worship, creative and varied liturgical styles and a traditional focus on Word and Sacrament which grounds our worship in thanks and praise to God.

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STAFF

Pastor Kristine Stedje,
 flcpastor3939@gmail.com
 712-239-3942

Jody Hines, Office Manager,
 flc3939jodyhines@gmail.com

Jim Larson, Custodian

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MULTIPLE WAYS TO 
WORSHIP

The worship services of First Lutheran can be accessed in four ways:

  • In-person

  • Radio Broadcast:  iHeart Radio, 620 am at 10 am Sunday mornings

  • Facebook Livestream at 10 am Sunday mornings:  www.facebook.com/firstlutheransiouxcity/

  • Website:  youtube (homepage, click to see Sunday’s livestream recording)

About Us

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation serving on the north side of Sioux City, Iowa.  The congregation was formed in 1872, this year will be our 151st anniversary! Started in 1872, we have been serving Lutherans in this area for 151 years. We are a liturgical worshiping congregation who love to sing, pray and praise God in worship.  We have opportunities for life long learning from pre-school to adults.  We provide food to those in need out of our Holy Family Food Pantry, Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 11:30 am.  We support several non-profit community groups providing meeting space. We welcome guests and visitors to our worship services, ministries, activities and programs.  Join the congregation as we celebrate 151 years of service to God, neighbor and community under the theme, Grateful for the past, shining light into the future.  

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