Chancel Choir, Sharmyn Thompson

Provides music for worship on Sundays, Holy Week, Christmas Pageant, Christmas Eve, and other special music opportunities.

Worship Team, Sharon Gray

Provides music for early morning Sunday worship.

South Sudanese Worship, Philip Alier Deng

Provides worship in Dinka for Sudanese.

Altar Guild, Ann Newman

Oversees maintaining altar paraments and furnishings; provides visual seasonal displays.

Worship Team, Misty Coyle

The ushers  at First Lutheran Church are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. Lectors read the Word of God and lead the congregation in prayer for the whole church and all the people in the world.  Communion Assistants serve the sacrament of Holy Communion to all children of God.  Acolytes assist the pastor at the altar.  The Worship Team is a servant-hearted group of men, women, and young adults whose ministry is integral to church life.  If you would like to join the Worship Team, please contact Misty through here.

Media & Technology, Misty Coyle

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of First Lutheran Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes.  Along with our website, we also maintain an active Facebook for additional church communication.  


Project Hope

Provides funeral dinners for families and friends on the day of the funeral.

Open Door Food Kitchen

Serves meals to the community 6 Saturdays a year at the Open Door Food Kitchen.

Thrivent, Cody Vaughn

Provides Thrivent Action Grants, financial education resources and workshops for the congregation and community.

Sunday Community Dinner,  Pastor Roger Lenander

Monthly Community Fellowship Dinner for people in shelters, group homes, and the neighborhood.

Imagine Eleven, Pastor Roger Lenander

A summer community concert series organized by First Lutheran and led by community volunteers in St. Joseph.

Faith In Action, Nadienne J. Hoffman, Director

Volunteers provide assistance with transportation, cleaning, respite, and conversation to shut-ins in the community.

The Crossing, Dan Gach

Outreach to people in poverty to guide them in strengthening their work skills in the community.

Food For Kids

Partnering with Sheila Gilbert in providing daily lunches to over a hundred children in the neighborhood and community through the summer months.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Eugene Lickenbrock and Misty Coyle

Providing leadership development, life skills, teamwork, and healthy relationships with youth and adults.