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Welcome to First Lutheran Church

  • Come and explore your deepest spiritual desires with us!
  • Discover God's desire for you!
  • We invite you to discover our dynamic Christian Community dedicated to sharing the awesome love of God that is revealed in Jesus Christ.
  • Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey or have traveled the Christian road for some time....

You are welcome here!

19419 Royalton Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44149

Phone: (440) 238-7890

Thinking about joining First Church? Please call Pastor Chuck (440.238.7890 or email him at pastorchuck1@gmail.com).



Sunday Worship Services

Sunday

7:45 AM

Traditional Worship every Sunday at this time.

Sunday

9:00 AM

Contemporary Worship every Sunday at this time.

Sunday

10:00 AM

Sunday School

Sunday

11:15 AM

Traditional Worship every Sunday at this time.



 

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February Revelations .....

Dear Friends,

In some ways it seems that we just finished our Christmas celebrations, but the Lenten season is now upon us. It’s early this year, but I’m looking forward to journeying to the cross with you, and examining once again the meaning of Jesus’ suffering and death. Ash Wednesday is February 10, and we will be worshiping together at 7:30 PM. I hope to see you there.

This year we will be trying something new. While midweek Tuesday evening services will continue, they will be in a format other than Holden Evening Prayer. Each Tuesday at 7:00 PM we will be exploring a psalm in a setting that will allow for some teaching, guided conversation, singing, prayer, and fellowship. There will be no meal preceding the services.

ONE Holden Evening Prayer service will be offered on Sunday, February 28 at 6:00 PM. We hope that by scheduling on Sunday evening this beautiful service will become accessible for more people.

In response to some of the feedback we heard last summer during the "Conversation with the Pastors" sessions we will be providing at-home Lenten studies that will mirror in some way what we will be doing at the church on Tuesday evenings. The material will be sent each week via e-mail and will include everything families will need to conduct a devotional time either on their own or together with other families. Our hope is that this format will encourage busy families with many commitments to engage in spiritual development when it is most convenient for them.

As with most things, change may come slowly. For those who grew up with midweek Lenten services and know how meaningful they can be, not having Holden each week may be seen as a let-down. However, I hope you will still come to church on Tuesday nights for our exploration of the Psalms. For those with busy schedules who find it challenging to make it to church during the week, especially in the evening, I hope you will take advantage of the electronic devotions and commit yourselves to this weekly practice.

There are many ways to come to Jesus during this Lenten season. While our paths may be different, it’s important to remember that our destination is the same. We meet at the cross of our crucified Lord and realize once again the depth of God’s love for us.

I am blessed to travel with you!

In Christ,

Pastor Chuck


 

 


 

 

 

 




Do you have a prayer request?

Please use the bulletin board over the water fountain to make your prayer concerns known, or Click Here to submit one for inclusion during our next service.



 

Share Your Talents with
First Church!

How do I get involved?

Click on the “Share Your Spiritual Gifts Volunteer Form” link below if you know the gifts you have been given, and let us know how you would like to share them with First Church this coming 2013-2014 year.

Share Your Spiritual Gifts Volunteer Form: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SHAREGIFTS

How do I know what my spiritual gifts are?

Click on the “Discover Your Spiritual Gifts” link below. The survey is simply a list of questions that help identify what gifts, skills and interests you have been given. Once you submit the completed survey, we will score it and email you with the results. We will also include a few suggestions regarding volunteer opportunities that are a good fit for your gifts. If you would like to share your gifts, please take the “Share Your Spiritual Gifts” survey and we will get you connected!

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WebDiscoverGifts

Questions regarding the surveys, or opportunities to share your gifts with First Church, can be directed to Connie at (440)238-7890 or send an email to firstchurchalive@hotmail.com.

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Please click on a link below to view the current newsletters published by First Lutheran Church.

Weekly Revelations
(news & events)

Sunday School/Youth
Faith and Family

Current
Monthly Revelations


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Monthly Revelations


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Monthly Revelations







Coffee and donuts are available in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. This is a service project of our Confirmation students and their families. The donuts are purchased at a cost of $.50 per donut. All other items are donated. Please help us cover the cost of the donuts.


Our Prayer & Care Group prepares and sends cards to those of us, young and old alike, who are lonely, suffering from illness or injury, or those with on-going issues. Join us the first Friday of every month at 10 AM. Questions? Contact Sue Ludwig (440.238.5164 or suziezoo24@yahoo.com).

 


First Lutheran Busy Bags contain quiet items, crayons, and books for children to use during the service. They can be found under the table at the back of the church. Just ask an usher if you would like one of these bags for your little one.

 


The Street Ministry continues to collect men’s socks for the homeless. Please place your donation in the marked box by the Fellowship Hall entrance. Questions? Contact Steve Gall (440.238.3019).



The ELCA Malaria Campaign intends to contain malaria on the African continent by 2015. To help, make a donation using the special envelope in the pews. Make checks payable to First Lutheran Church, and place envelopes in the offering plate. Our goal is to raise $5,100.


Do you have a prayer request? Please use the bulletin board over the water fountain to make your prayer concerns known.


Need to get rid of your old cell phone? Recycle the old one! Please drop off old cell phones and used ink cartridges – boxes located on the table under the youth bulletin board by the Fellowship Hall entrance. Questions? Contact Debbie Brighter (440.572.2627).


Stop by the Welcome Center, in the lobby, for additional information on our activities and ministries.


Cleaning for a Reason - If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning – 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. http://www.cleaningforareason.org.


Strongsville Emergency Food Bank - The Food Bank is open to Strongsville residents year-round: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 AM and including the 2nd Saturday of every month. Call 440/846-0197 for more information. Nonperishable food items can be placed in the shopping carts by the side and Fellowship Hall entrances. This is taken to the Strongsville Food Bank.


Both pastors offer open office hours for anyone who wants to stop by to share & concerns. It is helpful to call in advance for an appointment. Drop-in visitors are received on a first come, first served basis.
Pastor Chuck’s hours are 10 - noon on Tuesday.
Pastor Kathy’s hours are 10 – noon on Wednesday



WOW will continue to collect women’s full-size personal hygiene items and diapers for Laura’s Home. Donations may be placed in the container on the Welcome Center.


 

The following are church events and fellowship opportunities at First Church. A complete listing of all of the Church Events can be downloaded by clicking on the "Weekly Revelations" located in the box to the left.

The teddy bears in the pews are there to share God’s love. You may take one to anyone you know who is hurting for any reason. Donations may be given in a pew envelope marked “Teddy Bear Ministry” or new bears may be placed in the bear den behind the Welcome Center in the lobby. For more information or an opportunity to donate a new bear, please take an informational sheet at the Welcome Center. This ministry is in memory of John Gray. Questions? Please contact Marj Gray (440.572.3158 or marjgray@gmail.com).


Check out Pastor Chuck’s latest blog post: www.pcspincycle.com. Check it out as a way of staying connected and having dialog about a variety of topics related to the faith.


 

Over 50’s Group is looking for new members. We will meet Tuesday, February 9 at 12:15 PM in the Fellowship Hall and have a slide presentation showing some of our past events. Bring a brown bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided by Audie Kiplinger and Herb Adams.


Ash Wednesday is February 10. Join us for worship at 7:30 PM as we mark the beginning of Lent. Imposition of Ashes and Communion.


The Strongsville Food Bank will be open Saturday, February 13, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Proof of Strongsville residency and photo ID required.


FLC Ministry Fair, Sunday, February 14 – Put Your Heart in It. Learn more about the variety of ministries of our congregation.


URGENT NEED! The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to help prevent a shortage of blood products this January. Also, save the date, as we will have a special blood drive on Sunday, March 13 from 8:00 AM to
1:00 PM.
Appointments are encouraged but not
required; a sign-up sheet will be available on the Welcome Center or at www.redcrossblood.org.


 

 


Red Number indicates "New Record" in monthly or yearly hits.
Blue Number indicates "Highest All-time Month" in hits.

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2008

2009

2010

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2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

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349

539

753

544

580

470

490

468

Feb

NA

397

394

498

767

559

794

438

377

76

Mar

NA

596

347

569

847

476

961

763

496

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Apr

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372

441

506

756

563

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755

517

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May

NA

390

336

481

697

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467

613

488

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Jun

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329

379

475

667

497

642

573

518

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Jul

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415

432

663

705

552

597

431

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316

486

421

646

665

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783

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338

501

446

732

511

583

490

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Oct

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567

501

720

438
425
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497

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553

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5,023

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6,535

7,748

6,769

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544

Grand Total Hits
as of 02-06-2016

53,420


 

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