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Roof Replacement Began May 17, 2018

Roof Fund Goal is $100,000

Balance as of June 1, 2018 = $22,900. 

Ken Broeking has been appointed by council as "Owner's Representative."


The contractor will request the first payment soon. 


Please be in prayer about what you are able to contribute monetarily and when






Come be our guest for food and sharing of your journey of grief/loss.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

from Noon to 1:00 PM

First Lutherans’ Fellowship Hall


R.S.V.P. to Pastor Rita or First Lutheran Church Office (217) 423-7784



Psalm 104:33

I will sing to the Lord all my life;

I will sing praise to my God while I live.

                      Mark your calendars!                                                                   



At First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 250 West Decatur St.


7:00 pm (June 20, July 18, August 15)


The third Wednesdays of the summer months


See you there!


Ice Cream Social

This year our ice cream social to kick off VBS will be a week prior to the start of Peace Lab VBS, in order to keep our Father’s Day free for grilling. 

We will be celebrating our combined VBS with Central Christian Church and Holy Cross Lutheran church, in the parking lot of Holy Cross Lutheran just south of Mound Road, on June 10th, from 5:30-6:30 pm


Please look for a sign up sheet to help provide ice cream toppings like caramel syrup or sprinkles.


Folding chairs will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs and any lawn games you would like to play. We are excited to kick off our third successful year of collaboration! 


Thank you! 

Kelly Giltner



It’s time for vacation Bible School!

Place: Central Christian Church

Date:  June 18-22

           Kindergarten-5th grade


           June 18, 20, 22 (M-W-F)

      Pre-school 2, 3, and 4 year old’s!                             


Time:  9 am to noon.


We welcome your children to Peace Lab, where they will discover God’s way of peace!


The five Bible stories in vacation Bible school will take children on an amazing adventure in learning how to be compassionate peacemakers.


Each year volunteers from Central Christian, Holy Cross Lutheran, and First Lutheran join forces to make VBS a blessing to our community.

Welcome to vacation Bible School!


Amy Ziettlow, Tina Miller and Kelly Giltner (Directors)


We are also in need of Volunteers, if you can assist, please contact Kelly Giltner