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We welcome everyone to First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
God’s purpose for our church is to share the love of Jesus Christ with our community and the world.
We are a small, but vibrant Christian Church in the Lutheran tradition. We are always looking to enhance our faith life. We are a member of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. Our normal Sunday worship is a service of Holy Communion.
We welcome all baptized Christians to the Lord’s Table.
Please join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30.
688 Elm St. Port Colborne, Ontario L3K4R1
We share our ministry with St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Welland.
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SAD NEWS

It is with great sadness that we learn of Pastor Ron Sedo’s death last weekend from complications from heart surgery.   Pastor Ron Sedo served First Lutheran, Port Colborne as our interim minister in 2020.  We truly appreciated his willingness to assist in our time of need.  He was a kind, gentle person whose words of wisdom were deeply appreciated. We remember Pastor Sedo in our prayers. 
We also pray for his wife Marilyn and their family as they mourn Pastor Sedo’s death. 

Dates to Remember

1. Sunday, October 2: Joint worship at St. Matthews with service of the word.

2. Sunday, October 16: Joint worship at St. Matthews. Followed by a meeting with pastor Adam Snook from synod;    lunch provided. 

3. Shared ministry Saturday, November 5 (2-4 p.m.) at First Lutheran.  All Niagara Lutheran churches to participate in a visit from Bishop Pryse.
  Please R.S.V.P. to Claudia 905-835-0188 before October 28.   

Help is needed!

People get hungry in the summer too! Port Cares reports a decline in financial donations and a steady need for food and basic necessities for those they serve. You can donate on line at Get Involved (portcares.ca). In addition, phone-in donations are also welcome by calling 905-834-3629 . Port Cares’ website (https://www.portcares.ca/)  also provides information about volunteer opportunities and about their outreach programs too.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Update on Ukraine Emergency Appeal

Ukraine-Update-March-10.-2022

Challenge for our Church

First Lutheran Church is taking up the challenge of supporting the efforts for fighting starvation in Africa…..there are 50 million people on the verge of starvation at this moment.  Synod endorsed, you can help by prayer and/or send monetary donations to:

Canada Lutheran World Relief

600-177 Lombard Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3B 0W5

On line donations:  clwr@clwr.org

Toll Free Telephone Number:  1-800-661-2597

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COVID – 19

Although mask mandates have ended in most indoor settings,
Bishop Michael encourages all congregations to continue using masks for the time being.

Sneak preview for Sunday, October 2, 2022

ELCIC: Praise Appeal Sunday

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