Frequently Asked Questions
Parking is available in the lot on the east side of the building or along the street. Expect to be greeted warmly as you enter. Greeters are generally at the north and west entrances and can direct you to the nursery, classrooms, restrooms, etc.
What do i wear?
Because we believe that God is present serving us with forgiveness, life, and salvation in his very body and blood in Church, we dress differently than we would going to a grill out or watching a sporting event. We invite our guests to wear whatever their "Sunday Best" might look like.
WHAT DO LUTHERANS BELIEVE?
While there are a variety of ways one could answer this question, one very important answer is this, "a Lutheran is a person who believes, teaches, and confesses the truths of God's Word." Lutherans believe that all Christian teachings should come from God's Word, the Bible. We believe that it is only through the Bible that we can know the one true God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and His will for our lives.
For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith, it is the gift of God;
not by works,
so that no one can boast.
For more information about our beliefs on a variety of topics, >> Visit the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod website.
FIRST LUTHERAN COMMUNION STATEMENT
First Lutheran's Communion Statement
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated in our worship service today. In this supper, our Lord Jesus Christ graciously feeds the humble sinner with His true Body and true Blood for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of faith (Matt. 26:26-28; Heb. 10:19-25). Scripture clearly teaches that anyone who eats and drinks without believing in and publicly confessing that the bread and wine are Christ’s true Body and Blood receives condemnation from God rather than forgiveness, life, and salvation (1 Cor. 11:27-29). Therefore, out of a Christian concern for souls, we require a thorough instruction in the teachings of the Lutheran Church before participating in this Sacrament (See Luther’s Large Catechism VI). Participation at the altar is also a testimony of unity of faith with all others who partake (1 Cor. 10:16-22). Since unity at the altar demonstrates unity in teaching and practice (Acts 2:42) and out of Christian love and concern, we request that only those who are in confessional fellowship with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod attend.
Please know that we look forward to having you at the Lord’s Table soon. We sincerely invite you to visit with Pastor Schultz about the joys of the Lord’s Supper.