In the parable of the sower (Luke 8:4-8), Jesus told the crowd about a gardener who went out to sow seeds. Some of the seeds fell on the path, the rocks, or among the thorns and didn't grow into plants that produced anything. Other seeds fell into good soil and produced abundantly, bearing much fruit. In this parable, the seed is the word of God, and the fruit we bear—love, kindness, patience, joy—is shared with the world to glorify God.
Here at First Lutheran, our goal is to bear fruit abundantly in our community, sharing gifts of time, talents, and resources with our neighbors. Our Ministry of Evangelical Outreach aims to do God's work in our community by welcoming all God's children into His house for meals, working with other churches in the area, and supporting community aid resources.
Consider how you can bear the fruit of God's love in our community!
The Church Food Pantry (Wednesdays, 1:00 pm)
First Suppers (Thursdays, 6:00 pm)
Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry
Quilters Ministry (Second Wednesdays)
First Closet (Gently-used clothing to benefit First Supper guests) (ongoing)
FIT Closet (Gently-used clothing for students of USD 383) (ongoing)
Stephan Ministry (ongoing)
Lutheran Campus Ministry meals (every-other-month)
Care Ministry (Providing meals to our church family: post-surgery, after the loss of a loved one, new baby, etc.)