Weekly Services


Sunday Worship - 9:30 am (Facebook Live)
Sunday School - 8:45 am (September - May)
Wednesday Worship - 6:00 pm

Romans 8:28 notes, "We know that God works for the good for those who love him."  Indeed, it is so disappointing to not be able to gather in our traditional ways.  The threat of COVID-19 is frightening for many of us, and the economic implications are difficult.  Even still, we trust that God will provide for us and guide us in this time.


Welcome to First Lutheran! God’s grace and love frees us to love God, each other and our neighbors! We are glad you are joining us! Our worship times are Sunday at 9:30 am (available on Facebook Live) and Wednesday at 6 pm (30-45 minute service). The first and third Sundays are traditional worship services with Communion. The second Sunday is a contemporary worship service. We have Communion most Wednesdays. We are located at 1200 4th Ave in Worthington in Worthington, MN. We are a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and welcome all baptized believers to have Communion with us! Come as you are! (People will wear everything from casual to dressy clothes.) Not sure what you believe? Join us as you discern. All are welcomed here. 
Nuestros servicios de alabanzas son los domingos a las 9:30 am (disponible en Facebook Live) y los miércoles a las 6 pm (servicio de 30-45 minutos). El primer y tercer domingo son servicios tradicionales de adoración con Comunión. El segundo domingo es un servicio de adoración contemporáneo. Tenemos Comunión la mayoría de los miércoles. Estamos en 1200 4th Ave en Worthington en Worthington MN. ¡Somos una congregación miembro de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA) y damos la bienvenida a todos los creyentes bautizados de a tener la comunión con nosotros! ¡Ven como eres! Personas llevan ropa casual y, también, ropa formal. ¿No estás seguro de lo que crees? Únase a nosotros mientras discierne. Todos son bienvenidos aquí. Nuestra Pastora Jeanette y Directora de Los Jóvenes (Brenda) hablan español. Llama a 612-636-1533 si quiere hablar en español con alguien.

Church office phone number: 507-376-6148 
Church Fax Number: 507-376-6149 
Pastor Cell Number for Emergencies: 612-636-1533 
General Email: felcwgtn@gmail.com 

Check out last week’s service here!

Year-End Picnic & Worship on Wednesday, May 15 at Centennial Park. Picnic will begin at 5:15 pm. Worship at the park at 6:00 pm. Food will be provided by the Christian Education Team. Games & fun for everyone.

SAVE THE DATE: Monday June 3rd from 2:00-4:00pm Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp is coming to do a dry run day came with us. Grades: Kindergarten - 6th grade

Community Kids’ Camp (Vacation Bible School) - Volunteers are needed for our Second Annual Community Kids' Camp (formerly known as VBS)! After last year's success, we are very excited to repeat this multi-church event. Our theme is "What a Mess"! We need helpers to make one meal, volunteers to help teach and assist teachers, and youth or adults to hang out with the children throughout the night. Once again American Lutheran, Living Waters Covenant Church and First United Methodist Church will be co-leading the event along with us. We are very excited to be hosting this year. Please consider volunteering your time, we need lots of volunteers! Dates are June 10-13 from 5:30-8:00p.m. On Sunday June 9th there is a short informational meeting at 1:00p.m. followed by decorating until 3:00p.m. Please see Brenda Richards for more information or sign up on the youth bulletin board today!

Community Kids' Camp - June 10-13 - dinner from 5:30-6:00 and all the fun is from 6:00-8:00p.m. Ages 3 (and potty trained) through completed 5th grade please sign up today and invite your friends. Sixth graders and up can volunteer! Feel free to take a flyer from the youth bulliten board and share it with your neighbors and friends. Sign up here or scan the QR code from the bulliten board. https://tinyurl.com/yj49de5r 

Lefse for sale! If you are interested in purchasing lefse from the youth fundraiser, contact Brenda. Cost is $18 for a dozen and $10 for a half dozen. We only have one half dozen left! Hurry and get your dozen before those are gone too!!! THANKS!

There will be no Wednesday night worship services from April 3—June 12.

Turn in your pictures! If you have a family or individual picture that you would like to have in the directory, please email your picture to Natalie at felcwgtn@gmail.com as soon as possible. Pictures will be taken every Sunday in January following the service. If a different time is needed let us know!

Interested in helping out with the puppet ministry? Puppets are usually done during the children's sermon on the first and third Sundays of every month. See Brenda for more information.

Noisy offering for youth programs takes place the last Sunday of every month.

Don’t forget that a purchase of a Hy-Vee or Fareway gift card helps our general fund. The more we sell, the more we can deposit into the general fund. These make great gifts. Gift Cards will be available in the office during office hours and during coffee hour on Communion Sundays. Thank You!

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To Make An Offering Through PayPal:

If you have a specific area you would like to donate towards, please make a note accordingly (following the PayPal prompts).

 You can also give your offering by mailing it to the church.......  First Lutheran Church, 1200 4th Ave., Worthington, MN  56187