First Lutheran and our Town
The members of First Lutheran are active in the community, and we strive to serve our neighbors as they may need.
As Christians we believe in the power of prayer. We continually include the safety and health of our neighbors and community in our prayers.
We act on our faith in support of our prayers. We may be able to help with a ride, hot meal, or a listening ear. Many of our activities are intended as a "no pressure" and "no committment" way of quietly helping our neighbors.
We aren't professional counselors, but we do listen well without judging. If you are struggling with a difficult issue or have questions about "how God works", please, please contact Pastor Maschke in the Church Office for a confidential and private meeting. If we can't help, we will try to place you in contact with the proper resources.
First Lutheran Church invites you to use our prayer chain. The prayer chain consists of a group of church members who will pray for you and your family in time of crisis or need. Your requests are taken in all seriousness and kept in strictest confidence; shared outside the chain only with your direction and permission.
Meals for Kids
(And adults, too.) If the “cook” of your household is temporarily unavailable for any reason - hospitalized, out of town due to emergency, illness etc. - allow us to help you. We will deliver meals suitable for a family to your home. Call or email the Church Office (see above) with your name, address, and the number of adults and children in your family. Let us know if your family has any food allergies or cannot eat certain foods
November is here, and turkeys are heading for the hills. Yes, First Lutheran is hosting a feast on Thanksgiving Day again this year, and all are welcome!
Volunteers from area churches and the community have offered this traditional, sit-down, all-the-fixings Thanksgiving meal, now in its 13th year. Everything from fresh salad, to warm, juicy turkey, to dessert and coffee is lovingly prepared and served by these volunteers at no cost or obligation to anyone wanting a hot meal and friendly smile.
Details on this year's meal will be announced shortly, and the steering committee is well into preparations. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please use our "SignUpGenius" page at:
Would you like to contribute financially to help fund the meal? CLICK HERE or on any of the "Simply Giving" links to go to our online gift/donation service. Please designate your gift to the "GTAT" (Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving) fund.
If you would like to help get the word out about this event, please download and distribute these flyers:
As in the past, we are collecting specific clothing items to distribute on Thanksgiving to those in need. A list of what's needed and where to bring them can be downloaded here.
Thank you for your help and please keep preparations for the meal, the volunteers, and those partaking of the meal in your prayers, and that the meal will be a blessing to all.
Our annual Crab Feed isn't about grouchy members! It's our gala GREAT time fundraiser for the Church and Preschool.
This is a COMMUNITY EVENT ... all are welcome!
- Great food
- Silent auction
- Raffles for great prizes!
Normally held near the end of January each year, the feed is often sold out early. Proceeds from ticket sales, the silent auction, and raffles at the dinner have yielded significant funds over the years to improve and maintain our Preschool facility for better security and safety and to purchase new playyard grass, equipment and the like.
Tickets are typically available in December, get yours early! Space limitations and safety requires us to limit attendance at this popular event.
A highlight each year is the Easter Egg Hunt. Held the Saturday before Easter, all families are invited for The Hunt, prizes, and a great time.