A Message from Pastor Jim (8/8/20)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

You might recall my sermon on June 7th entitled "Created in God's Image" (listen again at this link) where we heard how God, through His Word, addresses the sin of racism and His thoughts on helping us live more fully in His image in a world filled with this sin. At the end of the sermon, I offered up some practical thoughts on how we might better live out our lives as followers of Christ in addressing racism in our world today. One of those suggestions was:

"Getting outside our bubbles, our echo chambers, our comfort zones to learn about others outside our own experiences ... talk with someone, listen to them, and understand what their lives are like and how we may have played a role in making their lives more difficult. Gain perspective on their perception ... their perception is their reality, regardless of what we think. ... listen, learn, strive to understand. Try to see with our hearts as God sees."

This Monday, August 10th at 7PM there will be an opportunity to put this thought into practice.  The Rev John Denninger, President of the Southeastern District (LCMS) is hosting a conversation on race with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the Coalition of Lutherans in Black Ministry. Please join with me to engage in conversation on this difficult topic by registering to attend by clicking  here.

In Christ,

Pastor Jim

Worship

In-person Worship returned in July. To ensure we can maintain social distancing, attendance will be limited. Please reserve your seat by calling the church office or using this link.
Online worship and studies will also continue. Please click the the links below to attend.
Please contact the church office for information needed to connect to First Lutheran Live! live stream services and classes.
Sundays
8:30 AM In-Person Worship (Reserve your seat at this link)
10:00 AM Livestream Worship   
Click here for Recorded Service (available after service is completed)
11:15 AM Live Stream Adult Bible Class
Wednesdays
6:30 PM In-Person Worship (Reserve your seat at this link)

Bible Studies

 On-line studies on Sunday and during the week continue to be added. When available, please check in here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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