• 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.
    Ascension Service is at 7:15pm on Thursday 5/29.

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Pentecost - Sue S

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Easter 6 - Reed

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NEXT WEEK: 

—Exegetical Notes –Bring this worksheet with your notes for our Fri. 06/06/2014 study and your study Bible.  Potluck at 6.

THE DAY OF PENTECOST: The Risen Lord Jesus Pours Out the Holy Spirit
Numbers 11:24–30  Elders Appointed to Aid Moses
Acts 2:1–21 The Coming of the Holy Spirit & Peter’s Pentecost Sermon
John 7:37–39 Rivers of Living Water
Psalm 25:1-15 Teach Me Your Paths

 

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Ascension - Carole

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40 days of Easter: after his resurrection, Jesus taught the disciples and showed Himself alive for forty days, and then ascended into Heaven, where all of God’s children belong. First Lutheran offers an Ascension Day service on Thursday evening, May 29 at 7:15pm. Bring pie (and ice cream) to eat for afterwards!

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Easter 6 - SuesHere we shall not go into the matter of how necessary prayer is, because of ourselves we ought to feel this. For we live in flesh and blood that is crammed full of wickedness of every sort. In addition, the world is always with us and against us, bringing all our misery and sorrow and trouble upon us. Besides, there is the devil everywhere around us, stirring up innumerable sects, factions, and corruptions, and driving us into unbelief and despair. Thus there is never any end to this, and there is no rest for us. We are surrounded by the kind of enemies who will not stop until they have knocked us down, and as individual poor men we are much too weak to withstand so many enemies. For that reason God says in the prophet Zechariah (Zech. 12:10) that He will give to those who are His own “the Spirit of grace and supplication” to preserve them while they are on the field of battle and to guard and protect them against that wicked and pernicious spirit. Therefore it is the particular work of Christians, who have the Spirit of God, not to be lax and lazy, but incessant and constant in their praying, as Christ teaches elsewhere (Luke 18:1). live in flesh and blood that is crammed full of wickedness of every sort. In addition, the world is always with us and against us, bringing all our misery and sorrow and trouble upon us. Besides, there is the devil everywhere around us, stirring up innumerable sects, factions, and corruptions, and driving us into unbelief and despair. Thus there is never any end to this, and there is no rest for us. We are surrounded by the kind of enemies who will not stop until they have knocked us down, and as individual poor men we are much too weak to withstand so many enemies. For that reason God says in the prophet Zechariah (Zech. 12:10) that He will give to those who are His own “the Spirit of grace and supplication” to preserve them while they are on the field of battle and to guard and protect them against that wicked and pernicious spirit. Therefore it is the particular work of Christians, who have the Spirit of God, not to be lax and lazy, but incessant and constant in their praying, as Christ teaches elsewhere (Luke 18:1).

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NEXT WEEK: 

—Exegetical Notes –Bring this worksheet with your notes for our Fri. 05/30/2014 study and your study Bible.  Potluck at 6.

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: Our Lord Jesus is in the Upper Room of His Church on Earth
Acts 1:12–26  Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas
1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11  Suffering as a Christian
John 17:1–11  The High Priestly Prayer
Psalm 68:1–10  God Shall Scatter His Enemies

 

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Easter 5 - Reed

3. Therefore he says to them first: I know and plainly see, beloved disciples, that you are in great fear and sorrow on account of what I have told you, that I am about to go away from you. But this shall be your comfort: I tell you the truth, it is much better for you, that I go away. My departure shall bring you abundant joy, for you shall have instead the comforting of the Holy Spirit, and in addition the power, that he will accomplish through you what I, now present with you, am not able to do. For I am required by this mission in the flesh to suffer and die, and so to make my journey to the Father, and afterwards to send the Holy Spirit, who will do through you much greater things than can be done now through me, and who will bestow upon you a great and excellent office and work, by which my kingdom shall be extended in the world. -Luther’s Easter 4 John 16:5-15 sermon

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Next Sunday, May 18, Professor Soper, from Concordia will present during the Bible class hour on science (real and fake), and the good, bad and ugly concerning evolution and creation.

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