Our GROWTH MINISTRY here at First Lutheran helps us to focus on education and fellowship opportunities for people of all ages. On this page you will find places to grow in faith and love as an individual, couple and family. This is ministry that is always looking for ways to challenge and inspire people to become all that God intends and needs them to be.
2018 Lenten Bible Reading Plan First Lutheran
Reading Plan We will have a 40 day congregational reading plan that will include texts from Genesis, Exodus, and Psalms. Start on Ash Wednesday, take a day or two off each week (flexibility and grace built in!) and you’ll finish around Holy Week. Each day is about 5 minutes of reading. We hope that you enjoy being in God’s word during this time where we journey with Jesus!
Day 1: ____ Psalm 51 Day 2: ____ Gen. 17:1-16, 12:1-3 Day 3: ____ Gen. 50:1 – Ex. 2:10 Day 4: ____ Exodus. 2:11-3:22 Day 5: ____ Ex. 4:1-5:21 Day 6: ____ Ex. 5:22-7:24 Day 7: ____ Psalms 4,5 Day 8: ____ Ex. 7:25-9:35 Day 9: ____ Ex. 10:1-12:13 Day 10: ____ Ex. 12:14-13:16 Day 11: ____ Psalm 86, 103 Day 12: ____ Ex. 13:17-15:18 Day 13: ____ Ex. 15:19-17:7 Day 14: ____ Psalm 66 Day 15: ____ Ex. 17:8-19:15 Day 16: ____ Ex. 19:16-21:21 Day 17: ____ Psalm 13, 14 Day 18: ____ Ex. 21:22-23:13 Day 19 ____ Ex. 23:14-25:40 Day 20: ____ Ex. 26:1-27:21 Day 21: ____ Psalm 44, 74 Day 22: ____ Ex. 28:1-43 Day 23: ____ Ex. 29:1-30:10 Day 24: ____ Ex. 30:11-31:18 Day 25: ____ Psalm 130 Day 26: ____ Ex. 32:1-33:23 Day 27: ____ Ex. 34:1-35:9 Day 28: ____ Ex. 35:10-36:38 Day 29: ____ Psalm 90, 137 Day 30: ____ Ex. 37:1-38:31 Day 31: ____ Ex. 39:1-40:38 Day 32: ____ Psalm 22 Day 33: ____ Psalm 30, 33
4 Weeks of Easter Realities Join Pastor Mike as we explore some key realities of Easter using Scripture as our guide, as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord! We will meet in the Adult Education Room on Sundays at :9:30 am
Sunday February 25 – The Greatest Trial Ever Held: Matthew 27:11-26 Sunday March 11 – A Crown of Thorns for the King of Kings: Matthew 27:27-31; Isaiah 53 Sunday March 18 – On the Cross: Matthew 27:32-61 Sunday March 25 – "What if it is True?" Luke 24:1-35
CHILDREN: Pre K - 6th Grade: Sunday School: Join us each Sunday from September to May for an exciting journey. For our Pre K - Kindergarten children you will meet together in your own learning community and experience awesome stories from the bible and enjoy a variety of activities to help us remember our bible story. For our 1st - 6th Grade children you will gather with your guide who will take you each week to a different location in our church to experience God's story using a variety of different teaching events including, dramas, cooking, art, games, small groups, videos, etc... You will love the trip through the bible and will want to keep coming back for more!
Wednesday : Elementary FLY Ministry begins on September 20th We will meet weekly from 3:30 - 5:30!
VBS: We had an awesome VBS 2017 as we learned about God, the Maker of all things!! Watch for information coming later this year about VBS 2018, and bring your friends along to enjoy it!
YOUTH: Grades 7 - 12: Sunday School 9:15 am: A new look is happening this year and you don't want to miss it!
Wednesday 6:30 pm : Confirmation and Faith Alive! Join us for a "new look" to confirmation and a new opportunity for those who have completed confirmation. Our Wednesday night ministry will start with worship at 6:30 which will be the principle teaching for the night, then we will move into small groups for further discussion, confirmation students will be with a mentor leader and other youth and adults will be mixed in small groups to learn and grow together. For those who have finished confirmation you are invited to the Youth Room for FLY Student Ministry beginning at 7:15 each Wednesday! FLY Ministry (Youth Ministry): Watch the Salt Shaker for upcoming events designed for you and your friends!
Adult: Sunday Morning 9:15 am: Sunday morning growth opportunities for adults will feature options for you to choose from. These options will include, Book Studies, Bible Studies, Video Series, Topical Series, etc. Watch the Salt Shaker Newsletter for up to date offerings.
Thursday Morning Pericope (Bible Study) 10 am meeting in the Library : This group is open to anyone who wants the chance to study and reflect on the Bible lessons used in church that upcoming Sunday. The group is lead by the Preaching Pastor on that Sunday and is filled with discussion, learning and laughter.
Prayer Lunch (Discussion and Prayer) 11:30 am on the 4th Thursday of the month meeting in Fellowship Hall:
Esther Circle: (Women's Bible Study) Rachel Circle: (Women's Bible Study) Master Builders: (Men's Bible Study): There are two Builder Groups that meet once a month throughout the year, one offered in the morning and one at night. This group is led by Pastor Mike and engages those who attend in relevant and meaningful discussion of the bible and life. We know that your time is precious so we are committed to these gatherings being 1 hour in length, though you are welcome to stay longer. Come check it out! - Bible and Breakfast: 3rd Saturday at 8 am meeting at church. We will enjoy breakfast together and great conversations. - Bible and Beverage: 3rd Tuesday at 8 pm @ ElmerZ
Date Night: This is a monthly opportunity for couples to come together with others for a night out. Child care will be offered at First Lutheran. Some of the activities we do are; Game Nights, Winery Tours, Dinner and a Movie, Progressive Dinner, etc...
Couple's Retreat: An opportunity to get away and enjoy time together as a couple while you explore themes that help connect your relationship to God. These offerings happen at different times during the year, and are held at Luther Crest Bible Camp. Watch for more information.
Family Nights: These are opportunities for your whole family to enjoy time together and with others. Some of activities that will happen are, Game Nights, Movie Nights, Outside Activties, etc... Watch for more information on events in the monthly Salt Shaker.