Christmas 2020 Worship Info & Links
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
December 22, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of First Lutheran,
You are a treasured part of our community of faith, and you are near in heart, always. This email gives detailed information to assist us in worshiping our Savior this week. Please plan now to join us for one or all of these worship services. Our prayer for 2020 is to keep as many traditions as we can, as safely as we can, for as many as we can, through as many creative options as possible. Plus, you can invite others to worship with you simply by forwarding this email.
In this 150th holiday season for First Lutheran, we wish each of you a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed, safe, and healthy New Year.
We have hope!
Pastor Heidi Heimgartner & Pastor Mike Walerius
December 24, 2020 - 5pm
1. In-Person Parking Lot Worship:
5 pm for a 40-minute service with Pastor Heidi as our preacher, Pastor Mike as presider, all prerecorded with your Worship & Music Committee. Enter the west end of the parking lot & proceed to north circle drive to receive worship materials (including for children). Attendants will direct your parking. We will be staying in vehicles, listening to the broadcast as it airs through our car radios, and sharing Holy Communion.
At the conclusion of worship, we ask all to turn off car engines, and you will be invited (if you choose) to exit vehicles for a few moments to sing
outdoors. Bring warm clothes, a candle (battery-operated may be best?), and your loved ones.
2. Stay-at-Home Worship:
The radio broadcast will air on KOWZ 100.9FM at 5 pm, and can be streamed from any location via kowzfm.com. Click "listen live."
b. Video Streaming:
There is an identical service video. Link posted below premieres Thursday at 5pm, and will be on Facebook page and website, too.
After the video premiere, this link will not expire; you can watch it at any time you wish.
c. Video DVD
: this free option is designed especially for those without internet access. If you would like a DVD, or know someone who would,
the time is now to request one
. Church office is open 8a-12p Dec 23 and 24, then reopens Monday, Dec 28.
is available on our website,
December 25, 2020 - 9am
This is a unique broadcast, prerecorded just for Christmas Day, with carols, readings, sermon by Pastor Mike, and prayers led by Pastor Heidi. Tune in to KOWZ 100.9 FM or
. Afterward, audio will be linked to our website and social media. There is no bulletin for this service.
December 27, 2020 - 9am
This is our annual Lessons and Carols service, led by Pastor Mike and Intern Kira.
Tune in to KOWZ 100.9 FM or
, OR watch on Facebook Live. Bulletin will be available on our website,
How Do I Share My Offering?
There will be an offering taken during the parking lot worship at 5pm December 24. You may also choose to bring your Christmas envelope to the church's east-door dropbox, or simply click the button below anytime. We thank you.
on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 5:28PM