First Lutheran Church (ELCA)
First Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Pastor Nancy Hanson
As we work together to maintain our connections with each other, we are posting links to Pastor Nancy’s sermons.
In the interest of everyone’s health, the decision of the Church Council at the June 25th meeting was to continue having online church service videos, delaying the start of in-person services–indoor or outdoor–until the July Council meeting or later.
Church under the Town Hall Pavilion
Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 10:45
Please wear your masks or face coverings, and social-distance yourself around other people
Online Services for Sunday, August 2, 2020
Services for Sunday, July 26, 2020
Services for Sunday, July 19, 2020
Sunday Service & Communion with Pastor Nancy
With special music from the Centralia College Choir, directed by Vicki Jardine-Tobin
Sharing their first virtual choir experience.
July 19 Sermon Text
~~~Click for Links to Previous Sunday Services~~~
Click to view “Whatever You Do”
How a few of our members are spending their time in the midst of “Pandemic Time”
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN WEEKLY LEARNING SESSIONSPastors Mary Meierotto and Nancy Hanson offer opportunities to learn about racial inequalityMary hosts a Zoom meeting on Thursday, July 2, 7:00 pm.First watch the movie “Just Mercy.” Then, join the conversation.This movie (Amazon) is about the true story of how Harvard educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson tirelessly works to free people wrongly given the death sentence.Meeting ID 817-8290-5658PW 071876On Thursday, July 9, 7:00 pm join a zoom meeting to discuss “Jim Crow of the North,” a PBS documentary film which reveals the history and impact of racist real estate covenants in the early 1900’s in Minneapolis, MN.Meeting ID 835 1689 4859PW 924695or call 312 6266799Upcoming films and books will be discussed. For now, google Diane Sawyer’s 1990 documentary called True ColorsNancy Hanson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Jim Crow of the NorthTime: Jul 9, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)Meeting ID: 835 1689 4859Password: 924695One tap mobile+13017158592,,83516894859#,,,,0#,,924695# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,83516894859#,,,,0#,,924695# US (Chicago)Dial by your location+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Tuesday Senior Meals at Bear Paw are back!
Having Church at Home with Pastor Nancy
(photos used with permission)
Dear friends, Laurie Skow-Anderson, our bishop has given ELCA pastors guidance on how to proceed. Jared Myers, Messiah’s council president, also gives advice. I share their thoughts, first from Laurie: COVID-19 is having a major impact. The WI Governor has closed schools. The President has declared a national emergency. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Medical experts agree the best way to protect against getting this virus is physical distance from others who may have it but show no symptoms or mild symptoms. Older people and those with underlying health issues are especially advised to stay away from large groups of people.
What this means for us: We will have an abbreviated worship service March 15 at First Lutheran at 10:45 am without Holy Communion or potluck. First Lutheran’s church council meets on Thursday, March 19 to prayerfully decide how to proceed. We are to keep these questions central: “How can we love our neighbor best in this situation?” We will take into consideration new information about the pandemic and do what is best to keep people safe.
Jared Myers, Messiah Council president adds, “These are very unique times and we are gathering information and ideas on how we can stay connected while still following the advice of health professionals. We are coming from a place of love for our community and congregation.” Please let Pastor Nancy 715-209-1100 and council members know of any of your ideas on how we can offer love to each other and those beyond our walls during this time. Thank you!
Sunday Service – 10:45am
83105 Washington Avenue
Port Wing, WI 54865
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About First Lutheran
Since 1895, First Lutheran Church has been a constant, caring, community presence, serving the needs of the South Shore Lake Superior area.
Projects & Missions
- Conducts weekly Sunday worship
- Provides meals for school students waiting for evening athletic events
- Supports local food shelf with food donations
- Supports the Fig Leaf, an area thrift store, with volunteer hours and donations
- Provides welcome baskets to new residents
- Hosts the annual Lutefisk Dinner in December
- Supports other local charities
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