Advent at First Lutheran Church

Live in Harmony this Advent!

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement
grant you to live in harmony with one another,
in accordance with Christ Jesus,
so that together you may with one voice
glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:5-6

During Advent, our congregation and the entire Decorah community are alive in song. We surround each other with the harmonies of school and community concerts, care center caroling, and congregational hymns of hope.

Our music resounds through loving actions for our families, friends, and neighbors. During Advent we redouble our efforts to make sure every table abounds with nourishing food. We welcome one another into our homes and community gathering spaces.

The harmonies we sing echo the music of the spheres: the divine, cosmic energies of the sun and stars, the earth and moon, the northern lights and sparking snowflakes.

Come to worship. FLC’s children and adult music groups and leaders have planned beautiful music to share the good news of God’s presence with you.

Weekend Worship: Saturdays 5:00 PM, Sundays 8:30 and 10:00 AM.
Special guest preachers Rolf Svanoe and Allie Scott on the first two weekends, and special music on the third and fourth weekends.

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer: November 30 and December 7, 6:00-6:30 PM
An ancient evening prayer service set to simple, contemporary music. 

Worship with Mary’s Song, the Magnificat: December 14, 7:00 PM
The centerpiece of this service will be the praise song of Jesus’s mother, Mary (Luke 1:46-55). The adult choir with strings and wind instruments will lead this service using a Vivaldi composition. Within 20 minutes, Vivaldi expresses and contemplates each verse of Mary’s song.

Jingle Jam: December 21, 6:00 PM
A Christmas party big enough for the whole family! FLC kids, music and youth leaders and staff will host this final Wednesday service full of kids’ music, games, snacks, and the Bible story of Jesus’ birth. All ages are welcome! This is where the heart of your home and the light of Christ’s church combine in warmth and joy.

During Advent and Christmas, may the Holy Spirit compose our hearts and arrange our voices to pulse with God’s own hope, peace, joy, and love.