• Holy Week

    Holy Week is the most important part of the Christian calendar. Indeed, we are Christians because of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Our Holy Week schedule includes worship and prayer throughout the week leading to Easter Sunday, when we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!

    FMI: Holy Week Schedule

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  • First Lutheran Expects Visitors!

    Worship Schedule

    8:00 AM Traditional Worship
    9:15 AM Contemporary Service
    10:30 AM Traditional Worship

    132 Auburn Street
    Portland, Maine 04103  (Directions)
    (207) 797-2525

    First Lutheran is a great place to bring your family and for kids to learn about God’s love in a caring Sunday Camp program.


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  • Family Promise

    Family Promise was begun in 1986 by one individual who wanted to do something to address homelessness. Family Promise is now a national organization with 180,000 volunteers, having served over 700,000 individuals.

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Being in the Moment

  A Lenten reflection made me pause this morning. The topic was about living “in the moment” in faith. The presenter said it’s easy to see God’s presence in hindsight. But he invited us to discern God’s presence in the moment. The greatest hindrance to being in the moment is …

Sanctuary Renovation Update

The Renovation Team has received a set of detailed measured drawings of our worship space, including the narthex, sacristy, chancel area, and closet spaces as reported in the March newsletter.  These drawings were the basis for three different schematic design ideas presented to us by Nancy Barba and her company.  …

Reformation 500: Holy Week

The Three Days (Maundy Thursday through Easter) are the most important part of the Christian calendar.  Indeed, we are Christians because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  As I mentioned at    Christmas, Martin Luther knew that the cross of Jesus Christ is the most important and powerful thing in …

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Scrip Fundraising

We will be rolling out our Scrip Program this month.  This program will provide ongoing financial support for the children enrolled in …

John McVey

John McVey was born in 1931 in Blue Island, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. His father operated a butcher shop in the …

Standing Invitation

The snow is covering all the trees and the countryside and almost everywhere I look as I write. It is February 16th, …

Sanctuary Renovation Update

At the Semi-Annual meeting in January, the Renovation Team updated the congregation on the status of the renovation projects—kitchen, Fellowship hall bathrooms, …