At First Lutheran Church, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect when you come to either our 8:15 or 10:45 a.m. service.
Our church is located at 303 S Galena Ave., and parking is located behind and around the church. If you have mobility restrictions or young children to carry, feel free to use one of the spots closest to the door. We like to keep them free for visitors and people who need assistance. Our church is handicap accessible with wheelchair ramp and elevator.
Please don't worry about what you'll wear to church, for we truly believe people should come to God as they are. You don't need to dress up to get his approval--that comes through Jesus' sacrifice. Once you walk in the doors, you'll see that the congregation has all types of people in all kinds of dress. While a few people in the church wear ties, others like to remind them that Jesus never wore a tie. Shorts are as welcome as suits, and you'll see both.
When you walk in, find one of our greeters or ushers and introduce yourself. They're usually stationed at the doors, and they'll show you where everything is. They'll help you find the nursery and Sunday school rooms if you have kids. Our greeters can also point you to the restrooms, sanctuary and fellowship area. If you have any questions about the service itself, the greeters are able to provide helpful answers.
Be sure to hang around after the service and join us for coffee. You'll have a chance to meet our pastor and many other people in the church. We'd also love to get to know you so you're a familiar face the next time you come.
Our Saturday Evening 5:30 service takes place in our fellowship area. It is a more casual affair, but includes the same readings, lessons, and sermons that our normal Sunday service has to offer.
Some of our members attend only one of the services, while other may attend two or three. The choice is up to you. Whichever is chosen, you are always welcome