• Welcome to First Lutheran Church of Lake Elsinore, California, pastored by Rev. Kevin Kolander

    Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand! -Romans 5

    We Lutherans are Christians who realize that we are sinners in need of a Savior. We gather at this church united by Christ, under the inspired Word of God, to celebrate this message that God has given to us and the world: God sent His precious Son to die on the cross to save every person from the penalty of death. Jesus brings us faith & everlasting life as He also provides for all of our wants of body and soul. Each Sunday we receive and celebrate the gifts God has given us: the sacraments of baptism and communion, the means of our forgiveness. We welcome you to worship with us.

    Join us Sunday morning at 9am for Bible class and 10:30am for worship.

 

Blessed festivities to all at First Lutheran!

Just a couple of notes before we jump in:

-COPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE- CHRISTMAS GIFTPROGRAM  

This year First Lutheran can help spread Christmas presents to 7-800 underprivileged children in the Lake Elsinore area.  Bring any unwrapped gift for a child (or monetary gift) to First Lutheran Church by 12/14.  Thank you Lake Elsinore Sheriff Department & Donna Niehouse for helping make this happen.

- Also, this Evening we have Thanksgiving Eve Holy Communion Service at 7:15PM followed by pie!

- Saturday morning we’re going to decorate the church and parish hall for Advent and Christmas. Come and 9AM. Many hands make light work. :-)
-This Sunday is potluck Sunday. We sure like to eat a lot huh!
-And on Tuesday, 12/1, the LWML is hosting a Christmas party at 10AM. Bring a gift ($10) and come share in the Christmas program and yummie lunch.
-Finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, we will host a soup supper at 6PM followed by Advent Evening Vespers at 7:15PM.  O Come, Let us Adore Him.
Safe travels, and blessed season filled with God’s gifts!
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The account of “Jacob and Esau” that our children will study in Sunday School today is a story of competition and bad feelings between brothers, parental favoritism, and family squabbling. Amidst this chaos, God acted with grace toward all of them—and to us. Parents might ask, “How do these sins afflict every family? Why is forgiveness important in families?”
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Today in Sunday School, the children will study the efforts Abraham made to ensure that his son Isaac would marry a person who loved God in the account of “.” As a family discuss, “Why is it important to marry someone who shares your Christian faith? What are the blessings of sharing your beliefs with your spouse?”
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26th Sunday After Trinity - Mel

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In Sunday School this week students will study the account of “.” By God’s grace, Abraham didn’t have to make his sacrifice, but God did. He sacrificed His own Son so that we could have salvation. Discuss, “How do the sacrifices we make compare with the sacrifice God made to save us from sin’s punishment?”
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25th Sunday After Trinity - Sue S

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This week in Sunday School students will study, “Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven.” While Abraham received his visitors graciously, they brought more grace to him than he and Sarah could imagine. As a family discuss, “How does God brings us more grace than we can imagine or expect?”
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20th Sunday After Trinity - Karol

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