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First Lutheran Church
Ottumwa

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Renewing Hope In Our Community Through Christ

In these pages, we invite you to learn about who we are, what we believe, and how God is calling us to renew hope in our community through Christ. Right now, even though we are not able to gather as we normally would due to covid-19, more than ever, we are the church – called, gathered, enlightened, and made new by the Word of God. In the time you spend on this site, we pray that it would inspire you to draw closer to God.

NOTE: In response to covid-19 concerns, all activities are limited or have been suspended.  We are worshiping in-person every Sunday and will have more information coming on our children's programming for the school year.  As you consider coming to worship in-person,  please see our announcement here.

Peace,
Pastor Mark

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Vacation Bible School

 Join us for a Christ centered, fun filled Vacation Bible School online this summer!!!

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30 Day Bible Challenge

Invest a few minutes a day to deepen your understanding of Scripture. Take the “30 Day Bible Challenge.”  Whether it’s on your own for personal devotions or with your family for a God-Time routine, it’s an ideal way share in the process of learning the Bible and growing in the Word. Click here for the  30 Daily Bible Challenge.

"Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ  (2 Peter 3:18)."

God Time 

As disciples, we are called to walk closely with our Lord and to grow in His word. Daily devotions is an important part of discipleship.  As a congregation, we have been challenging each other with the 30 day Bible challenge of daily Bible readings which coincide with the  Sunday sermons and are the readings for  our  weekly connexus groups.

  We encourage you to  take 5 minutes of your day, using the 5 key elements below,  to grow in the knowledge of our Lord.

  • Read the suggested Bible reading.
  • Spend a minute or two meditating or discussing what you understand from it.
  • Share one thing you are grateful for that happened today.
  • Share one thing you are looking forward to tomorrow.
  • Close with a prayer or the Lord's Prayer.

  Guidelines for in-person worship 

July 1st 2020

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