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Committed to Your Health and Safety.

As always we are committed to your physical health and wellness as well.
You can review the latest pandemic protocols and responses here.
A new posting is expected this week.

This Weekend in Worship:
discover more: together

Scriptures: Genesis 32:22-30 NRSV
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson
Sermon: “Discover Blessing in Times of Trial"
Sermon Synopsis: Sometimes, we discover through sweat and tears. Discovery of God comes through a wrestling with our fears, our hopes, our uncertainties. Jacob finds himself in a moment of great uncertainty. After being away from home for a long time, he is returning, now a family man with accumulated wealth, but he is unsure. He receives word that Esau is coming to meet him, and Jacob does not know if Esau is coming in peace or not. Jacob’s past is catching up to him, and he wrestles with God through the night. At the end of the night, Jacob receives a blessing from God, and he is given courage to face the future, but this moment of discovery comes at the cost of a limp. The journey of faith is more complicated and true to life than a easy stepping from one victory to the next. Sometimes, the wisdom and insight we gain about ourselves and God’s grace come at a cost. We discover God, and we are changed.

Special Music: 9 a - Resonaré Ringers ; 11a - Cherub Choir

Worship Order Links, connection card and other information can always be found at firstlutherancr.org/this-week
 
discover more: together

Devotional Content now Available


"Discover More: Together" invites each of us to journey more intentionally in our faith. The journey of faith is dynamic, because God always has something new to tell us. In our new devotional resources, the Sunday scripture and sermon serve as the basis for our discovery in the week that follows. Resources are available for individuals, small groups, and as a short team devotion, any of which can be downloaded from firstltherancr.org/this-week.

Join us for discussion of the small group materials Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in the lower-level Luther Fellowship Center.

Milestones Sessions This Week & Next

Our children's Sunday Morning Learning has its first Milestones sessions for the year this Sunday (for 3 year-olds through 1st grade), and next Sunday, October 17 ( for 2nd – 5th grade). These special sessions for our children and their adults help families learn about God and grow in faith together! Remember that a grown-up must accompany each child to their Milestones class, and everyone must be masked regardless of vaccination status.
 

Coming Soon:

Keenagers Social Gathering

This Thursday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. we welcome everyone 60 and up to join us for a Keenagers Social Gathering. We will welcome author and intrepid traveler, Mr. Bob Buckley. Mr. Buckley has penned a half a dozen fiction and non-fiction works; all since his retirement. There is no lunch, so there is also no cost or RSVP - we'll just see you then!
 

New Discussion Group: "All Shall Be Well"

Deborah Hansen, our new Director of Spiritual Formation will be hosting her first discussion groups Centered around " The wisdom of Julian of Norwich for our Time". Much like our modern days, this theologian's 80 years of life were marked by continuous waves of bubonic plague, social and political upheaval, as well as religious controversy.
Click here for details and to register.
 

All Saints' Sunday Service of Remembrance

Throughout the pandemic many people were unable to have the kind of funeral or memorial service for their loved one that they imagined, and we feel it is important to offer an opportunity for comfort and closure to those losses. On All Saints Sunday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m. we will be having a very special service of remembrance for all those in our church family who have lost loved ones during the pandemic.As with all worship services at FLC, friends and family are welcome.
Learn more and invite others through our Facebook event link here.
 

Hiring Nursery Attendants!

Need to earn some extra cash?  Love kids?  Want a job that's fun?  Then we have just the job for you! We are seeking to hire qualified, part-time nursery attendants as soon as possible. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, available Sunday mornings and possible other times as needed. If interested, contact our Director of Children and Family Ministries Marissa Kolander, at marissak@firstlutherancr.org or 319-365-1494  x.113
 

Ministry & Community Partners:


CROP Hunger Walk

In 2021, we will continue to fight against the challenges of disease, disaster, displacement and other concerns that leave people hungry.  The 2021 Virtual CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 10 but participants can walk on their own anytime through the official "Walk Day" this Sunday. Funds raised through this event helps locally and around the world through CWS.
Register or donate to help us fight hunger today.


 

Upcoming Choral Concerts at FLC!

  • Next Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m. Chorale Midwest will be presenting their season debut.*
  • Sunday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m., Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale will be presenting Mozart’s Requiem with soloists and orchestra.*
  • Saturday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.Coe College Concert Choir will be presenting their fall concert
* tickets available at the door.

 
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