• 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.

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Singers from the Lake Arrowhead mountain community will present a festival of hymns this Saturday October 11, 5pm, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Lake Arrowhead, Bob Scholz, organist.

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Do your kids get jealous? Today in Sunday School, our children will study the story of “Cain and Abel” which tells about the first case murder caused by jealousy. Consider discussing, “How does jealously affect relationships in a family? Why is it important to forgive each other in our family?

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Today our children will study the Scripture’s account, “Sin Enters the World” as the devil tempted Adam and Eve to sin. With the fall into sin came God’s punishment of death . . . but also His promise of a Savior. You might discuss, “How does sin affect us as a family? How does God’s promise of a Savior give us comfort?”

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Today in Sunday School, our students will hear how “God Creates Adam and Eve.” including providing them with perfect physical attributes and a lush garden in which to live. God created the world’s many natural resources so it would be a wonderful place for His most treasured creation, human beings, to live. Parents might ask, “How were Adam and Eve different from the rest of God’s creation?”

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In our mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays (starts September 10 @ 10:30), and then again for a couple of evenings sometime later this Fall, I would like to re-introduce you to Jesus and the Sacraments in the Gospel of John. What? There are no “words of institution” in John, you say? “And Baptism is only discussed one time in John 3 right?” That’s true but Lutherans have been a bit sideways on this topic for a long time (reasons we’ll discuss) even though the words and works of Jesus supply significant testimony to both.
On Wednesdays, we will take another look at John to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest key words, phrases and whole sections to see how and why, after the Resurrection, the words of Jesus play a very significant tile in bringing he prescience and forgiveness of Jesus to you and the Church in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. +Pastor

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LWML celebrates the fall season with our Cranberry Tea. Our Fellowship includes luncheon, God’s Word, and our exciting program featuring the Handbell Ensemble of Hope Lutheran Church. October 4th. Saturday from 11:30 – 1:30. The world known talents of our own neighborhood “Bells of Hope” will be a special treat. Up close and personal interactive program and celebration! The kids will love this new experience! Tickets on sale now!

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Come join us at 11am – 1:30pm in the parish hall clean the bells and plan the church year. Lunch will be provided.

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We begin the fall with God’s account of the beginning of all things in “God Creates the World.” During the week, point out to your children some of the wonderful things in our world God made and praise Him for these creations. Consider asking, “How did God create the world? What is your favorite part of God’s creation?”

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