Wednesday Nights at First

Wednesday Night Meals


$5 Adults & Youth
$3 for ages 3 – 6 years
Free for age 2 and under

The entire community is invited most Wednesdays (September–May) from 5 – 6:15 p.m., for a tasty meal and great fellowship in Reformation Hall. 

Meals and fellowship provide an opportunity for our congregation to gather together both around God’s Word and in community to share in faith with our neighbors.

Dec. 6 - Chicken, cheesy potatoes
Dec. 13 - Taco Bar
Dec. 20 & 27 - NO MEALS Christmas Break
Jan. 3 - Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Frenchbread
Jan. 10 - Roast Beef, Baby Red Potatoes
Jan. 17 - Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes
Jan. 24 - Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese
Jan. 31-Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Feb. 7- Beef Stroganoff, Buttered Noodles
Feb. 14 - Ash Wednesday - No Meal


Wednesday Nights @ First – Children

For preschool – 5th grade children

Classes have Started.

● Class for 3- & 4-year-olds is 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
● Class for Kindergarten – 5th grade is 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Scripture First is a mid-week experience for kids to connect with peers and to learn about God’s love. Class content is not duplicated from Sunday’s Scripture First lesson. Please use the above button to register your child or children. Join us in the main sanctuary at 6:30. Parents are invited to attend Wednesday adult classes, women’s choir or help with Scripture First classes. For more information, please contact Heather Smith, Children's Minister, at or 339-1983 ext 238.

Please note: Carol Choir for children in first through fourth grade meets each Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to Noon. No pre-registration required. Come join us!


Wednesday Nights @ First – Youth


CHOIR & HANDBELLS for 5th – 8th Grades

Good Vibrations Handbells
4:15 – 5 p.m.

Ali Hoffman, Director
Jubilant Singers
5:30 – 6:20 p.m., Choir Room

Zachary Rygiel, Director
No musical experience is necessary, please join us.
For information please contact Shirley Barlow at 339-1983, ext. 261, or

Sixth- through ninth-grade youth attend confirmation on Wednesday nights throughout the school year. This time gives the youth a chance to learn about what it means to be a Lutheran and to dig deeper into their faith with the Bible, group discussions and worship.

For more information please contact Marnie Dahle Backer at 339-1983, ext. 204, or

Confirmation Schedule:
 6th Grade: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     • Wednesdays, Class Begins in the Gathering Room
7th & 8th Grade: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     • Wednesday, Class begins in the Den (7th) & Fellowship Hall (8th)
9th Grade: 7:30 – 9 p.m.
      Wednesday Class begins in the Friendship Room. 



CHOIR & HANDBELLS 9th – 12th Grade

Belle Campane Handbells
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ali Hoffman, Director

FLYGHT Choir (First Lutheran Youth Growing in Harmony Together)
6:30 – 7:25 p.m. 
Zachary Rygiel, Director

No musical experience is necessary, come join us. 
For information please contact Shirley Barlow at 339-1983, ext. 261, or


Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 p.m. in Manos de Cristo
High school youth get together on Wednesdays to study the Bible, get to know each other, play, pray, attend gym nights and to learn how to be the “hands of Christ.”  Friends are always welcome. Also, join us for activity nights.

For more information please contact Marnie Dahle Backer at 339-1983, ext. 204, or

Wednesday Nights @ First –Adults


Wednesday Night Forums│6:30-7:30 p.m.│Friendship Room

Handel’s Messiah
Donna Johnson

  • Nov. 29, Dec. 6 & 13

Do you remember the first time you heard the Hallelujah Chorus? Were you ever blessed to participate in a performance of Handel’s Messiah? Have you ever paid attention to the lyrics? Have you ever run into them while perusing your Bible? Did you feel goosebumps the first time you heard “And the glory of the Lord shall be re-vea-led” and recognized it as part of God’s message of comfort, deliverance and restoration to the kingdoms of Israel and Judah after release from their captivity (Is 40:5)? Come participate in a study of the scriptures, the history and the music of Handel’s Messiah in preparation for Advent.



Come, and bring a friend. No auditions required. 


Adult Choir
Wednesdays, 7:35 - 9:05 p.m.

Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director
This adult mixed ensemble is open to anyone who would like to sing, college age and up. This group is a full choir, consisting of soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts, who sing a wide variety of music.


Women's Choir
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director
Women college-age and up are invited to sing with this ensemble. This choir sings a wide variety of music.

For more information about the choirs, please contact Shirley Barlow at (605) 339-1983, ext. 261, or