Care and Health Ministries

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

The Care and Health Ministries of First Lutheran Church promote the health and well-being of body, mind, and spirit. The Ministries exist for the members of FLC and the wider community, striving to empower and equip all Christians to compassionately care for others, following the example of Jesus.

Spirituality of the Psalms: A Mini-Retreat for Adults

First Lutheran Church is excited to offer a mini-retreat during Lent, intended to rejuvenate the souls of those who participate. We will explore some of the Psalms of Orientation, Disorientation, and New Orientation, as outlined in the book Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann. The retreat is hosted by FLC member Kathleen Moulton, Pastor Katherine Olson, and Care and Health Coordinator Jordan Stone.

Guest musicians David and Margaret Houck (“David and Maggie”) will offer musical interpretation of the content we encounter. We will engage the book of Psalms through music and other forms: lecture, interactive learning and discussion, dramatic interpretation, art, and more! Participants should bring their Bible and a pen. Participant booklets and all other materials will be provided.

The retreat will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $20, due at registration. This fee covers materials, lunch, and refreshments. We are pleased to offer this retreat at a low cost thanks to a generous contribution from Lutheran Men in Mission and an Action Team grant from Thrivent Financial. The retreat will be held in the Three-in-One-Room on the second floor of Augustana University’s Morrison Commons building.

Registration is open now through Friday, March 22.

Valentines for Shut-Ins

Please join us in a special Valentines for Shut-Ins project at First Lutheran. Pick up your assignment from the Valentines for Shut-Ins Tree in the atrium, or call the Reception Desk to receive your assignment by phone (336-3734). You’ll receive the name and address of a homebound member of First Lutheran and will be asked to mail a friendly valentine (store-bought or homemade) to them by February 11. This project is a great ministry opportunity for Christians of all ages, and families are especially encouraged to participate. WELCA has also generously provided free Valentines cards for participants to use; pick one up next to the tree in the atrium.

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