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Anne Roser
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Seeking the Light

This time of year, light is a precious commodity.  I love to sit near a sunny window on a cold  winter’s day and pretend I am really at the beach (complete with sunglasses and a sun-loving dog on my lap). This works until the sun moves around the southwest corner of the house, and suddenly,...
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Gratitude

Sunday, November 12th will conclude four weeks of emphasis on “thanksgiving,” the theme of our 2017 fall stewardship experience. On that day, designated as Thanksgiving Sunday, you will have the opportunity to offer your estimates of giving to First Lutheran, as we focus on all that God has done and continues to do for us.
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Change is Upon Us

The Lord is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds. The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living...
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Seeing the Face of God

Where have you seen the face of God this summer? Has it been in the joy of a young child? The kindness of a friend?  The helpfulness of a stranger? In an expression of deep thankfulness? In the glory of creation? In a summer rainbow?  A garden’s abundance? Has it been in those who comforted...
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I Have Everything I Need

Dear members and friends of FLC, My shepherd, you supply my need; most holy is your name… You lead me in your mercy’s sake, in paths of truth and grace. ~ ELW #782 How can it be that the end of August is soon upon us? We have an oak tree on our lawn which...
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Summer Pruning

  John 15:2 God cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit. God also trims every branch that produces fruit to prepare it to produce even more. Dear members and friends of FLC, It is usually around this time of year that one of my hanging baskets (of flowers) looks ready to...
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Summer Streams: Take Two

Dear friends in Christ, Psalm 121 has long been one of my favorites. Whether it was the simple hill behind our home in rural eastern Connecticut where I grew up, the Appalachian Mountains of our time in Pennsylvania, or the White Mountains where we have lived for 17 years, mountains have brought a holy presence...
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Living Stones

Dear member and friends of FLC, This month I wish to thank you for being the living stones of faith for my family as we experienced the death of my father on April 28th. He was 83 and died due to complications from pneumonia and Parkinson’s Disease. He died with my brothers, my mother and...
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Sweet Words

O splendor of God’s glory bright O living spring of light from light: come, very Sun of truth and love; come with your radiance from above. Teach us to love with all our might; drive envy out, remove all spite; turn to the good each troubling care, and give us grace your name to bear...
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Featured Content

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Concert: A Bunch of Guys
November 6, 2017
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Community Ties: Operation Christmas Child
September 27, 2017
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Eat Bread ~ Raise Dough
September 14, 2017

This week at FLC

December 12, 2017
  • E-Board
    December 12, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

  • Church Council
    December 12, 2017  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

December 14, 2017
  • Bible Study
    December 14, 2017  9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

  • Choir Rehearsal
    December 14, 2017  6:15 PM - 8:00 PM 

December 16, 2017
  • Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
    December 16, 2017  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 

December 17, 2017
  • Worship Services 8, 9:15, 10:30
    December 17, 2017  132 Auburn St, Portland, ME 04103, USA

  • Cookie Walk
    December 17, 2017 

  • Children's Christmas Pageant
    December 17, 2017  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM