311 West Mackie St.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916-1637
6:00 pm: Casual Service
5:30 pm: Traditional Service
8:00 am: Traditional Service
10:30 am: Contemporary Service
Childcare available at Sunday morning services. Weekly communion.
Sunday at 9:15am
Sunday at 8:00am on WBEV – 1430AM
Sermon Videos listed most recent first
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM WORSHIP?
Depending on the worship style you connect with most, you can find both blended and contemporary worship at First Lutheran. First enjoys a relaxed community setting, with many informal, welcoming and fun parts of worship.
Wednesday evening worship from 6-6:30 is relaxed and casual with a reflection and a few hymns, while weekend services include a 5:30 pm Saturday evening casual service, and an 8 am Sunday service which is more blended with Bell Choir and Senior Choir adding to the worship experience.
The 10:30 am Sunday service is more contemporary with Middle School, High School and Adult Contemporary music groups offering praise music.
There is always an uplifting message of hope offered by one of the pastors and texting prayers is always welcome along with the open invitation to take communion whenever we gather as a community of believers. You may also use the nursery for infants and toddlers during services every Sunday, large print bulletins for the vision impaired and hearing devices for the hearing impaired are available.
Gospel for the week of September 23 & 24, 2017
Matthew 20: 1-16 (NRSV)
“….So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, "You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, "Why are you standing here idle all day?' They said to him, "Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, "You also go into the vineyard.' When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, "Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.' When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, "These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' But he replied to one of them, "Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?' So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
WEATHER RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS:
For cancellation or delays of any services or events, you may listen to 1430AM WBEV radio, or call the Church Office and select extension 29 for up to date information one hour prior to the event. We will also list it below on the website and on our Facebook page.