Visit the Holy Land in April 2024

With Pastor Carrie Baylis and Michaela Eskew, Minister of Faith Formation

Registration is now open for the First Lutheran trip to the Holy Land April 5-14th (with an option to add a visit to Jordan the 14th – 17th). To register and learn more about the itinerary, costs, and flights please visit the tour website here. Email Pastor Carrie with any questions!

11 spots left!

Sunday Morning Adult Seminar

Called to be Disciples: Lessons from The Chosen

9:30-10:30 a.m. Peel House Parlor

September 17- October 1

Led by Michaela Eskew

Do you love The Chosen? In this three-week class we will use clips of the popular TV show to discuss how we are called to follow Jesus's Way.

September 17: Call of Simon Peter

September 24: Call of Mary, Matthew, and Thomas

October 1: Call of Nicodemus

The Lord Be With You – Biblical Roots of the Lutheran Liturgy

9:30 a.m. Peel House Parlor

October 15

Led by Mike Olsen

Every aspect of our Sunday worship liturgy as presented in our hymnal (Evangelical Lutheran Worship – the title of our hymnal) – is rooted in the Bible – both the New and Old Testaments. Much of the liturgy also, of course, dates traditionally from the early years of Christianity and the Church, as well as reflecting elements of Jewish worship in the Synagogue. This class will concentrate on the Biblical roots of the liturgy with some sidelights on historical developments.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 - “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!”


Coming Soon:

October 22 and 29:   Atonement Theories: What happened on the cross and how does it relate to us?

November 2023:        Studies in Eastern Religions

Advent 2023:              Born to Wonder, a book study with Michaela Eskew

Winter 2024:              Financial Peace University Course

Lent 2024:                   Theology and History of The Holy Land with Pastor Carrie Baylis and Michaela Eskew

Spring 2024:                Where have all the Christians gone?: A comparative book study of Generations by Jean Twenge 

                                        and The Great De-Churching by Jim Davis and Michael Graham.

Early Summer 2024:  Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

Late Summer 2024:   Spiritual Autobiographies

Adult Education


Previous Adult Seminars:

Summer 2023         Enchantment and the Christian Life: A Study of the Harry Potter Series

June 2023               The Great Belonging, a Book Study with Joann Larson

April - May 2023    The Church in Society, exploring an ELCA Social Statement

Lent 2023               Present Over Perfect, a Book Study with Pastor Carrie Baylis

Winter 2023           Unnamed Women in the Gospels

January 15, 2023   Spiritual Direction: Companionship along the Way by Lori Duncan

Advent 2022          Seeing is Believing: The Art and Faith of Makoto Fujimura by Michaela Eskew

November 2022    The Book of Job: Experiencing Trauma with Faith and Integrity by Jeff Zust

September 2022    Aging Well and Faithfully by Patrick Bultema