Worship


One Church–Multiple Worship Styles

 

Saturday – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sanctuary    Length: 45 minutes

This service is a traditional service featuring congregational singing, a restful environment, and open communion is offered on the first and third weekends each month.  If you enjoy an intimate worship setting or are unable to attend a Sunday service, this service will meet your needs.

Sunday – 8:15 a.m.

Location: Sanctuary     Length: 1 Hour

A Traditional Lutheran Service with organ led congregational singing.  This service often has beautiful anthems and hymns led by our Adult Choir or Hand Bell Choir.  Open Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays.  Children are welcome to worship with their families.

Sunday – 10:15 a.m.

Location: LIFE Center    Length: 1 Hour

An authentic worship experience bringing music from a variety of genres, traditions, and backgrounds that enhance worship and reflect the text and worship theme of each season.  Open Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday.  Children are welcome to worship with their families or there are caregivers available in our nursery for infants and young children if parents prefer.

Wednesday – 6:15 p.m.

Location: LIFE Center    Length: 30 minutes

Wednesday night Worship Lab is a youth centered worship service that runs from September through the end of April.  Through music, games, dancing, and more, this service offers an interactive and educational worship experience.  Open Holy Communion and an affirmation of Baptism are celebrated each week.


Music

The music leaders at First are among Nebraska’s finest educators and performers and no matter which style you prefer, you will find enthusiastic volunteer musicians that will lead you in an inspiring worship experience.

Adult Choir

Our Adult Choir ministers through music from September through May on Sunday mornings.  They also sing longer works for holidays and other special events.  Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30am – 10:10am, upstairs in the music room.   The group loves to sing and share the message of the Gospel through music!  For more information, please contact choir director Kay Dickinson.

Bell Choir

First Lutheran Church Bell Choir, directed by Karen Fenne, also provides anthems from September through May at our Sunday morning worship services. This choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm.

Praise Bands

First Lutheran Church has two different Praise Bands that lead worship on Sunday or Wednesday.  If you are interested in joining either, please contact Vince Krysl, Director of Praise Bands.

The Sunday Morning Praise Band leads worship at the 10:15 worship service. They lead the congregation in a mix of folk, gospel, country, and contemporary music.

The Wednesday night 6:15 praise band is focused on youth participation.  Any youth or adults who are interested in singing or playing on Wednesday nights are welcome. The group rehearses at 5:30 p.m. before the service.  Any instruments, vocal ranges, or abilities are welcome!

Special Music

First Lutheran Church has a strong musical heritage that is apparent, not only in the formal music ministries, but in the talented members of the congregation who provide special music throughout the year.  These presentations include vocal and instrumental solos and groups, collaborations with the praise bands or choirs, liturgical dance, and more!

If you feel called to share your talents with the congregation at any of the services at First Lutheran, please feel free to contact Pastor Pam Ciulla from our Worship and Music Committee.


Rainbow Bags and Nursery

Rainbow bags are available for young children to use during worship services.  The bags are full of quiet church activities.  They are located in the hallway outside of the sanctuary. Children are welcome to worship with their families or there are caregivers available in our nursery for infants and young children during the 10:15 and Wednesday night services if parents prefer.


Healing Services

First Lutheran Church has a healing service quarterly. Each service is different, but features opportunities to focus on prayer and spiritual healing. Our worship times are Saturday evenings at 6:00pm, and Sundays at 8:15am or 10:15am. We hope to see you there!  Please watch for healing service schedules in weekly announcements and newsletters.


Taize

FLC periodically has Taize style worship.  Led by a chamber orchestra and a small choir, it involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, and liturgical readings.  Check back here to see when the next Taize service will be held.  For more information on Taize worship, please visit  www.taize.fr.


TV Ministry and Sermons

Whether you missed a service or would like to listen again, we have multiple opportunities for you to watch our Sunday sermon.

Local cable access channel 97 airs our complete 8:15 service at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.

The 8:15 sermon may be seen on our YouTube Channel HERE, or on our Facebook page HERE.

Also, all of the sermons are on our website, and can be found HERE.

Often other services are televised throughout the year.  Check with the office and the monthly ambassador for other broadcast schedules.