News from first lutheran church

Adobe IconAdvent and Christmas Services
Midweek Advent Services
     December 13th, & 20th
     Soup Supper - 6:15 pm, Services - 7
Christmas Eve Services
December 24th - 10am, 5pm, 10pm
Christmas Day Services
December 25th - 10 am

S. KienbergerPastor Stephan Kienberger
FIrst Lutheran Congregation welcomes Pastor Stephan M. Kienberger as its new pastor. Pastor Stephan Kienberger grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington and a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California.
     He has served as Pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran in San Francisco, Frederick Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, American Lutheran Congregation, Oslo, Norway and at the American Church in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
     He is married with two adult daughters, both college students.

2017 Endowment Grants
The endowment committee of First Lutheran church is awarding $12,100 this year:
   - Stewardship Sewing - $500
   - Coffee Hour - $1,200
   - Budget/Finance - Pastoral Call - $2,000
   - Food and Fellowship - $1,000
   - Care Team - $1,500
   - Card Ministry/Prayer Team - $200
   - Hope House - Children's Trauma Counselor - $1,500
   - Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Chaplaincy Program - $500
   - Food Pantries - $1,500
   - Oregon Synod Creative Ministry Fund - $3,300