FLC offers a variety of services that focus on specific seasons of the year.
On Christmas Eve Services, FLC offers 4 services.
|3:00 pm||-||Family Service (ALL First Kids)|
|4:30 pm||-||Family Service (Agape Bells)|
|6:30 pm||-||Candlelight Service with Communion
(Vocal Solos and Bell Solos/Duets
|10:00 pm||-||Candlelight Service with Communion
(Senior Choir and Alleluia Bells)
On the first Sunday after Christmas, the Christmas season continues with the Annual Children’s Christmas program. Friends and relatives are invited to this inspirational celebration as told through First Kids’ narrative readings and a song.
During the Lenten season, FLC offers suppers and worship services each Wednesday evening. Lenten suppers begin at 5:30 pm with worship using the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer Service at 7:00 pm. Each year, the pastors preach sermons related to a specific theme or topic. Musical groups rotate through the Wednesdays during Lent. The supper menu, sermon titles music groups providing anthems are printed in the newsletter.
It all starts with a one hour service on Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes. The next five services are usually 45 minutes in length.
Holy Week begins with services on Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion at the usual times of 8:30 & 10:00 am. On this Sunday, children being by processing through the sanctuary waving palms, commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. The servcies continue with The Cry of the Congregation, a unique worshipping experience with a cast of readers (Narrator, Judas, Peter and Pilate) and congregregational participation.
The next service is Maundy Thursday at 7:00 pm. Just as Jesus celebrate the Lord’s Supper with his disciples using bread and wine before he was betrayed, FLC offers holy communion to fourth grade students and others who have recieved first communion instruction. This is a celebrative servcie focusing on the sacrament of holy communion.
- is observed at FLC with a 7:00 pm service. This is a tenebrae service which includes the stripping of the altar, selected readings that are offered with increasing darkness, veiling of the cross and the slamming of the Bible on the Altar. The service concludes as the congregation whispers the Lord’s Prayer and exits in silence, honoring the sacrifice of Christ’s death on the cross.
|On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the joyous resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! The day is filled with hope as everyone praises God for His victory over death. FLC holds 4 morning services:|
|6:45 am||-||Alleluia Bells & Sr. Choir|
|8:00 am||-||Alleluia Bells & Sr. Choir|
|9:15 am||-||Agape Bells|
|10:00 am||-||Special Music|
Healing and Remembrance Services
Healing and Remembrance Services are designed to help people deal with issues surrounding difficult life events like death, divorce, miscarriage, estrangement, etc. This can include the laying of hands, anointing, hearing of Scripture and praying. Pastor Pribbenow usually leads these services which are held on the afternoon of the 2nd Sunday of August, November, February and May.
Guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins and tamborines combine to lead a worship service full of old-time favorite hymns and Gospel tunes with a special twist. FLC offers guitar services at least four times during the year.
Spring and Avent Choir Festival Services are part of FLC’s worship experience, too.
- The Spring Choir Festival continues the Easter celebration. There anthems by the Senior Vocal Choir and Alleluia Bells.
- During the Advent Choir Festival, the Alleluia Bell Choir and the Senior Vocal Choir present seasonal anthems in addition to leading the congregation in singing Christmas carols and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”