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Advent Worship

As we await the coming of Jesus, we gather for worship on Sunday mornings during Advent, December 3, 10, 17 and 24. Join us mid-week on Wednesday evenings, December 6, 13 and 20 as we gather in the chancel for Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM

Christmas Eve, December 24

Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship will be held at 5:00 PM.

First Lutheran Church




Livestream worship beings at 10:00 AM each Sunday morning and is available for viewing on YouTube

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We are a welcoming congregation who worships and serves the God we love. We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM in-person, or livestreamed, by way of radio at iHeart radio, 620 AM; or later in the week on YouTube.


  • Another evening of dedication from First Lutheran members at the Soup Kitchen was Tuesday, November 7th.  Thanks so much to Becky McGlauflin, Gary Troth and Laurie & Doug Webb for serving 145 meals!! Candy is looking for more volunteers for Wednesday, December 6 @ 4:00 PM. Give her a call if you would like to volunteer 712-251-9411.

  • Christmas Cookie Bakers….join other bakers as we gather in Fellowship Hall to make Christmas Cookies on Saturday, December 9 beginning at 9:30 am.  The church will provide the butter, sugar and flour.  You bring your apron, a rolling pin and a large container to take home cookies!  This fun event will bring together a host of traditions of our favorite cookies we love to make this time of year, but don’t need three dozen of one kind!  We will try a variety of delicious recipes and share the results of our labors with all who gather.  Come join us for this time of fellowship, fun and fabulous sweets!

  • Midweek Advent worship begins on Wednesday, December 6, at 7 pm in the sanctuary.  The theme, Stir up your power, and come, will feature three Advent words, Breathing, Receiving and Releasing.  Holden Evening Prayer will center our worship.  Join us as we make time in our busy schedules to breathe, receive and release this holiday season.

  • Advent Adult Bible Study meets each week in Advent on Thursday afternoons at 1 pm in the Fireside Room.  Each week we will look at the scripture lessons for the upcoming Advent Sunday.  Join us for an engaging discussion.

  • Mark your calendar for December 17th when we will gather following worship for our No Fuss Christmas Program.  If you haven’t participated in previous years, you won’t want to miss out this year!  Everyone gets to choose a part and together we tell the story of Jesus birth!

  • Christmas Eve worship will be held on Sunday morning, December 24th at 10 am, to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent, and Sunday afternoon at 5 pm, for a candlelight worship service with holy communion.  Both services will be livestreamed. 

  • 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.


Sunday, December 3

  • 10:00 AM Worship w/Holy Communion 

  • After Worship - Fellowship, FR

Tuesday, December 5

  • 10:00 AM Text Study

Wednesday, December 6

  • 9:00-11:30 AM Food Pantry

  • 6:00 - 6:25 PM Handbell Choir, CH

  • 6:25 - 6:50 PM Choir Practice, CH

  • 7:00 PM Midweek Advent Worship

Thursday, December 7

  • 1:00 PM Adult Bible Study, FR

Friday, December 8

  • 9:00 AM Quilters

Saturday, December 9

  • 9:30 AM Christmas Cookie Bake, FH

December Volunteer Schedule 


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, has been gathering and serving Lutherans. We are a liturgical worshiping congregation who love to sing, pray and praise God. We have opportunities for children, youth and adults who seek to form their faith through learning, growing and serving.

We provide food to those in need each Wednesday morning from 9-11:30 AM. We support non-profit groups providing meeting space.

We welcome members, guests and visitors to our worship services, ministries, activities and programs.

Our Mission and Vision

We are a welcoming congregation who worships and serves the God we love.


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.


Pastor Kristine Stedje,

Jody Hines, Office Manager,

Jim Larson, Custodian

Staff and council

leadership information

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:

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

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