3rd graders will be receiving their Bibles on Sunday, September 10th at the 9:00 service. An "Introduction to the Bible" class will be held in late August. Postcards will be sent to all the students. Please contact the church office for more information.
Sunday School at First Lutheran Church will begin on September 10th at 10:00 am. All children Pre-K through 5th grade are encouraged to attend. This will also be Rally Day so be sure to join us for all the fun and games.
Confirmation classes will begin in early September. All students in grades 4 through 10 will be receiving a postcard later this month with more information. Please contact the church office if you do not receive a notice by August 22nd. New to First Lutheran? Contact us and we will get your child/children involved.
All men are invited to Men in Mission the first Thursday of each month. The next session will begin on September 7th, at 12:00 pm in the church parlor. A lunch is always provided along with a short meeting with a speaker from the community. Feel free to join us and bring a friend.
All members and non-members are invited to join together for Bible Study and Prayer. We will be having 6 different studies-offered twice a month. Schedule for July and August is:
Aug 6th 10:00 am Topic is "Luke 10:1-20" Location is Media Room
Aug 20th 10:00 am Topic is "Luke 10:1-20" Location is Media Room
A 24 hour prayer Vigil will be held on August 16th starting at 8:00 pm.
Sept 3rd Topic is "Act 2:42, 46-47 Location is Media Room
Sept 6th Topic is "Ambassadorship" Location is Media Room
With great commitment to youth and families, First Lutheran Church of Williston is seeking a Director of Youth & Congregational Life. Faith is formed with relationships of other followers of Christ Jesus around the Word and the Sacraments of Christ Jesus. Known as the cathedral on the western prairie, in 112 years of ministry we have helped start two other ELCA congregations, a Bible Camp, and a Nursing Home.
The great gift of First Lutheran is the wisdom found in the many generations that are still active. Therefore, with great excitement we seek a new path to do faith formation. Today we hold monthly family events with 80-100 in attendance to build relationships and strengthen connections. Sunday morning includes two worship services, a faith hour with Sunday school for 75 plus kids, adult studies, and an older youth (7-12) conversation of faith and life. Confirmation includes both Pastoral leadership and congregation members that allow for relationships and knowledge of faith to be shared and nurtured. This past summer we hosted 113 kids for a week of Vacation Bible School.
A major oil play (Bakken) has changed our area over the past 5 years. Williston North Dakota is now 30,000 people with quality schools, healthcare, key transportation, and recreation. Williston has nearly 20 publicly traded companies, plus many restaurants, entertainment, hunting, and more. We have Menards, Famous Dave’s, Culvers, and other national brands as well. This area has an annual birth rate of 800 babies to provide an exciting future of ministry.
As part of the First Lutheran team you will relate and empower people of all generations to nurture faith in this community. We have a staff that includes a Senior Pastor, Music Director, Secretary, Book Keeper, Property Manager, and Custodians. Church members, by the dozens, join the ministry by answering phones, serving meals, leading in worship, teaching Sunday school, serving on church council, and much more. We are ready to invite all people to join with us as we relate to God, nurture faith, and are sent to serve. This congregation continues to be prepared to move into the future with energy and passion.