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!

Volunteers are needed to help clean the church June 5-11 while our custodian is on vacation. There is a sign-up sheet on the office window of times and what is needed to be done. Thanks!

We are looking for co-chairs for the 150th Anniversary Celebration to be held the summer of 2026. If you are interested, please contact a council member or the church office by August 15!

CONFIRMATION EVENT - Thursday June 6th - food, fun and games at Pastor Jeanette’s house in Jackson. Bus leaves the church at 5:15 pm and we will leave Jackson at 8:00 pm. Fourteen can fit in the bus so we will need to carpool. Confirmation youth and their families are invited! Please RSVP by June 3.

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 

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

RUMMAGE SALE INFO - Start saving your stuff! We start prepping on Sunday August 11th after church and will be working all week to get it ready. The sale will run from Thursday - Saturday this year (August 15-17). We will start collecting items after Community Kids’ Camp! If you need a pick up or need to get rid of stuff sooner just talk with Brenda. Want to shop early???? Come and help us set up during the week!

Camperships are available! The Memorials and Gifts Team is offering camperships for anyone who is attending camp. To request a campership, just write a letter to the Memorials and Gift Team and put it in Karen Buchman’s box across from the office. Those attending a week-long camp will receive $100 and those attending a three-day camp will receive $50. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Buchman at 376-3225.

All Women Are Invited to the annual Lutheran Women Summer Salad Buffet at American Lutheran Church in Worthington on Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. No need to bring anything, just come and enjoy the delicious salads prepared by the Circles of the church. “My Story—The Faith Story of an Immigrant” will be the program given by Tah So Collah of Karen (Kyaw) ethnicity. Tah So will tell the story of her birth in a refugee camp in Thailand to her arrival in Worthington in 2009 with her family. The evening’s freewill offering will be designated to the SW Crisis Center located in Worthington. Come and enjoy a fun evening of fellowship and great food. Put Thursday, June 20 on your summer calendar and plan to invite a friend!

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