Welcome

A faith community rooted in our Witness and Service.

Sunday worship is at the core of our faith life, but as you explore our newsletter, calendar and website, you’ll find a strong and active youth program along with many service, educational, and social events for all ages.

The people of First English Lutheran Church welcome you to worship and a faith life in our community!  We hope that you feel at ease with your worship experience.  Participating with us in worship is easy to follow, as our complete service order (including music) is included in the bulletin for each service.

Communion is celebrated at each worship service, and all baptized Christians are invited to this meal. The ushers will direct you forward to the altar rail for communion.  You may kneel or stand.  We offer wine (dark color) and grape juice (lighter color).  We also have gluten free wafers available. At our 11am service, communion is served at the front, in the center aisle.  You will be handed bread and then may dip it in a cup of either wine or grape juice.  Children who do not commune are asked to fold their hands.

Worship with children.  It is our joy that the whole body of Christ is together for worship.  Please sit wherever you and your children feel comfortable.  There are busy bags and children’s bulletins as you enter the sanctuary.  At each worship service, our professional attendant is in the nursery–located to your right as you exit the sanctuary.  There is space in the nursery for nursing mothers.

Our Guiding Principles

When we are at our best you will see us:

  • Growing spiritually to be more like Christ
  • Caring for people because each person matters
  • Communicating clearly to keep people informed and involved
  • Serving actively in the church and in the world
  • Welcoming and inviting people into a life of faith
  • Connecting and collaborating with people and partners in the world around us.