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!

Reminder: On Sunday, March 10 the time changes. (Set Clocks Ahead 1 Hour)

EASTER LILIES will be used at our Easter service on March 31. If you would like to order one in memory or in honor of loved ones, contact the church office. Please indicate if you will be picking them up after the 9:30 am service or if you will leave them here. The cost for a Lily will be $10. The deadline to have your order in is March 13. There will be NO orders taken after this date so get your order in early.

Silent auction runs from Ash Wednesday until the end of the day on March 17th. Please check the facebook page for updates on this fundraiser for the summer youth trips!

Operation Christmas Child  - The Evangelism Team is beginning the 2024 Operation Christmas Child Mission early. Many of the items collected are available and often on sale at various times during the year. This method also spreads the cost of filling a box over several months and alleviates the expense during the Christmas season. Each month specific items will be collected. However, please feel free to donate other requested items at any time. 

March continues collection of personal care items. These are wash cloths, bar soap, combs, brushes and hair accessories. A complete list of designated monthly items is posted on the fellowship hall bulletin board. An ongoing tally of donated items will also be displayed. Please place items in the decorated collection box near the greeters’ location. Thank you for contributing to the Operation Christmas Child Mission. This project is one way First Lutheran Church can reach beyond the community and to children in need around the world. 

Archery Day!  -  Join us for fellowship and fun on Sunday, March 3 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Bowbender’s Archery Club. Bring a snack to share and bring a friend! Ages 6 and up. No experience or equipment necessary. 

UP COMING MISSION: Starting March 1, the Evangelism Team will be collecting food and/or gift cards to give to the food shelves in Worthington. There are three of them: Worthington Christian Church Food Shelf, Manna Food Shelf and Minnesota West Food Shelf. At the end of March, we will divide what we have and deliver to the food shelves. A big thank you for helping us with this mission!

Scripture and Yoga will be held on Tuesday, February 27 and March 5 & 12 at 4:30 pm. Hope to see you there.

During Lent, we will be having Lenten suppers at 5:15 pm and Lenten services at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. Lent begins on February 14 with Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 pm. Lenten meals begin the following week on February 21.

February 21 – Youth Team (Walking Taco’s) 
February 28 – Finance Team (Pizza) 
March 6— Worship & Music Team (Ham & Turkey Sandwiches) - NO KFC TODAY
March 13—Evangelism Team (Tater Tot Hotdish) 
March 20—Church Council (BBQ’s) 
The meal will be served from 5:15 to 5:45 pm. 

Thursday Lenten Luncheons for 2024 
February 22 – American Lutheran—Rev. Daren Flinck 
February 29– Westminster Presbyterian at First Lutheran—Rev. Galen Smith 
March 7– First Lutheran—American Lutheran Church Pastor 
March 14 – First United Methodist—Rev. Jeanette McCormick 
Services will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 12:30 pm. Each service will feature a different pastor. These services are ecumenical in nature. Please join us and invite a friend!

Sunday, March 17th all CHILDREN and TEENS are invited to spend an afternoon ice skating at the Arena! Cost of the event (including skate rental) will be covered. If you’d like to chaperone, please let Brenda know. Please invite your friends—the more the merrier! Time is from 12:30-2:30. LAST CHANCE FOR ICE SKATING FOR THE SEASON! THE ICE RINK HAS THEIR LAST OPEN SKATE ON SATURDAY AND THEY HAVE GUARANTEED THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SKATE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

Scripture and Yoga will be held on Tuesday, March 5 & 12 at 4:30 pm. Hope to see you there.

If anyone has a Thrivent card that they would like to use, please talk with Brenda today. We have lots of fundraisers planned this year for our youth summer trips!

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!

Community Kids’ Camp (Vacation Bible School) - June 10-13 here at First Lutheran. Please consider volunteering your time! We need lots of volunteers!

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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