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Historic First Lutheran and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As our nation and the peoples of the world struggle to deal with the impacts of the novel coronavirus, we continue to look in faith to our loving God for strength, guidance and deliverance.

Our goal is to maintain full compliance with requirements as we joyfully re-open corporate worship inside the church.  These requirements are by the City of Pasadena, the State of California, and the County of Los Angeles.

 Note: During the earlier stages of the pandemic, in order to assist our members and our community in avoiding, slowing and, eventually, eliminating the virus' spread, we temporarily suspended our Sunday School, Bible classes, Wednesday Services, meetings and other group events in accordance with directives from the City of Pasadena and the State of California.  

As the situation continues to improve, we are carefully re-starting these important parts of our church life and will provide updates.

Health Protocols for All Services and Activities:

1)  Please perform a personal health screening prior to coming to church.  Please stay home if you are not feeling well for any reason. 

2)  Covid vaccinations are highly recommended.

3)  A weekly worship reservation system will continue to be used for all activities and services.

4)  Properly worn face coverings – covering both the nose and mouth - are recommended on the church campus at all times.  The church will provide face coverings, as needed.

5)  Physical distancing of 6 feet at all times on the church campus is highly recommended.

6)  The Church Narthex restroom will be available for limited use, as will the restrooms in Koch Hall (preferred).

7)  Individual, contact-less, distanced communion will continue to be practiced.

Please Note: 

Historic First Lutheran will always do its best to create the safest environment for all staff and worshipers, including providing indoor and outdoor worship alternatives with distanced seating, in addition to providing gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, etc., upon request.  However, due to the changing nature of Covid and due to circumstances beyond the control of Historic First Lutheran, there remains a small, potential possibility of infection and each worshiper voluntarily accepts that personal risk.     

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Ash Wednesday Services

February 14, 2024

12:00 noon and 7:00 p. m.*

(Sanctuary)

Confessional services with

the imposition of Ashes and the Lord's Supper.

Please join us!

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Reservations

Please see note above regarding reservations .

MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES:

ST. JOHN'S PASSION

Ash Wednesday and Lent come crashing into our lives this month.  Easter is just around the corner! But, as with Advent and Christmas, we must walk through a valley before we arrive at the mountaintop.

During Lent this year, we will be turning our attention to the Passion of our Lord Jesus from the Gospel of St. John.  We will especially consider the Divine majesty and glory of Jesus that's hidden under His suffering and death.  We pray that God's Holy Spirit will imprint the image of Christ crucified upon our minds, hearts, and consciences.

Wednesday, February 21 

12:00 noon - Sanctuary

"Two Interrogations"

John 18 : 12-27

Wednesday, March 6 

12:00 noon - Sanctuary

"Whom Do We Follow?"

John 19 : 1-16a

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Wednesday, February 28 

12:00 noon - Sanctuary

"What Kind of King is This?"

John 18 : 28-40

Wednesday, March 13 

12:00 noon - Sanctuary

"Wisdom Has A Friend

on the Cross"

John 19 : 16b-27

Wednesday, March 20 

12:00 noon - Sanctuary

"Jesus Finishes The Battle For Your Salvation"

John 19 : 28-42

Holy Week

Palm Sunday /Passion Sunday

Sunday - March 24, 2024

Communion Celebration* at 10:00 a.m.

(*Reservations required.  See note above.)

Everyone will receive a Palm Branch and a Palm Cross.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday - March 28, 2024

Communion Services 

at 

12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday

Friday, March 29, 2024

Services at

12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday

March 31,2024

Communion Celebration at 10:00 a.m.

"...Christ has indeed been raised from the dead...so in Christ all will be made alive…"

(1Corinthians 15:14 - 22)

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."

(John 3:17)

Additional Activities

Children's Easter Egg Hunt - 9:00 a.m.

Adult Doughnut Fellowship - 9:00 a.m.

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