Announcements for the Week of April 26 | First Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Announcements for the Week of April 26

SUNDAY WORSHIP – Join us at 9:30 a.m. on either our Facebook page or Youtube Channel for a worship service based on the Third Sunday of Easter.

Don’t forget Pastor Brian’s Coffee and Colloquy each Monday at 10 a.m.

The Zoom link: https//

We want to honor the class of 2020. If you or a member of your family is graduating this year, please help First Lutheran honor them. Call or email the church office and let us know name, school and degree if applicable. Thank you!
Members have volunteered to help. If you have a need for food to be delivered, medications picked up, an errand run etc. there are members here at First who are available to help. Please contact Pastor George at or call the church office 615-256-7580


Hello Families,

Here are the Sunday School lesson links for this Sunday – the Third Sunday of Easter – where you can download the Gospel lesson plans or the Old Testament lesson.

I typically use the lesson for younger children, however you choose the lesson that works for your children and family.

To work through the Gospel lesson, click here:

Third Sunday of Easter, Gospel Lesson, Year A
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

The master teacher walks with the two dejected disciples. He listens. He asks leading questions. He waits for the teachable moment to offer information. And it is in the breaking of the bread that they realize who it is that has come among them.

If you would like to read or work through the Old Testament passage for this week, you can find here:
Third Sunday of Easter, Old Testament Testament Lesson, Year A
Scripture: Acts 2:14a, 36-41

Note: for the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings.

In this reading, Peter tells the crowd that they are responsible for the death of Jesus. Peter also tells the crowd that if they repent and are baptized in Jesus’ name they will be forgiven. Many of these people believe Peter so they repent and are then baptized in the name of Jesus. This results in the beginning of the church, now known as Pentecost. The season of Pentecost follows the season of Easter. These people followed Jesus Christ and admired Peter because he promised that God would save them if they repented. Establishing the Christian church was not easy and Peter and his followers took many risks by speaking up and telling others about the many great things that God and Jesus Christ had in store for them.


Spending Time with God

Many of us can relate to Martha, who, in the process of doing good things to honor her Lord, found herself too busy to spend time with him. Jesus wasn’t happy about that, nor is he pleased when we wear ourselves out, even if it’s in service to him, and are too tired for daily devotions and prayer and sometimes even weekly worship with fellow believers. Jesus himself, with only three years to accomplish his mission, took time for rest and relaxation with friends and time for communion with his Father. He invites us, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Take him up on his offer!

Prayer: Lord, grant me faith and wisdom that prompt me to spend time each and every day reading your life-saving Word and in prayer with you. Place in me the right habits that prioritize my time with you. May all I do give you praise and glory. In your precious name I pray. Amen.

Blessing on your stewardship journey!

Next Sunday’s Readings

Acts 2:42-47

Psalm 23

1 Peter 2:19-25

John 10: 1-10