From the Pastor’s Study….

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Welcome to First English Lutheran Church where we live and breathe our mission “to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to love one another as He loves us.”  These are exciting times as we work together as the body of Christ.

As a congregation of the Northwest Ohio Synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we remain committed to continuing the witness and proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ, using our resources and our many ministries to expand God’s kingdom in our church, in our community, and in our world.  We give thanks to God each day for the many blessings bestowed on all of our lives.  We sing praise and glory during our worship, walk with our children in the formation of their faith, bring God’s love to our members unable to join us, and use our resources to help bring an end to injustice and hunger around the world.

Opportunities to serve and be part of something greater than us are abundant at FELC.  These include Breakfast with Santa, Shoes for Water, Kids Against Hunger, multi-aged youth groups, vacation bible school, Sunday school for all ages, visitation teams, prayer chain, church camps, Relay for Life, community meals, bingo at the Acres – just to name a few.  We are encouraged to participate in our worship services as lectors, ushers, bell choir, adult and ladies’ choirs, communion helpers, and worship assistants; and through our children’s message, the sermon, and the Gospel of Christ Jesus.

As children of our heavenly Father, we are called to live into the promise of God that we are saved by God’s gift of grace through our faith.  We have faith: faith in the cross of Christ, that through Jesus’ suffering and death we have been forgiven; faith in the resurrection, the power of God’s mercy and love; and faith in the empty tomb, a foretaste of what is to come.  Faith is what we have in one another and for one another.  Faith is our reality….as children of God….as brothers and sisters in Christ.

We are First English Lutheran Church. The light of Christ shines brightly here, where we boldly proclaim:  

God is good, all the time; all the time, God is good!!  

Come and check us out – experience God’s love in and among God’s children.

God’s blessings and peace….

Pastor Neil