First Lutheran Church

Bellefontaine, OH

"God's Work, Our Hands As We Keep Christ First"

Advent is a season observed in Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. While it is difficult to keep in mind in the midst of holiday celebrations, shopping, lights and decorations, and joyful carols, Advent is intended to be a season of fasting, much like Lent, and there are a variety of ways that this time of mourning works itself out in the season. Reflection on the violence and evil in the world cause us to cry out to God to make things right—to put death’s dark shadows to flight. Our exile in the present makes us look forward to our future Exodus. And our own sinfulness and need for grace leads us to pray for the Holy Spirit to renew his work in conforming us into the image of Christ.


Wednesday Evening Advent Services

December 6th:  Advent Lessons and Carols based on the O Antiphons.  Wait for the Lord whose day is near. "O come, O Come, Emmanuel" is the musical theme.

December 13th: Service of Lament and Hope   In Silence We Wait with a reading from Mark 12:1-11 and Psalm 80:8-18

December 20th: Longest Night Blue Christmas Evening Prayer.  This longest night of the year prayer concerns will be written down and given to God.


Join us for these Wednesday evening Advent Services beginning at 7 pm. 


December 24, 2017

10:00 am Fourth Sunday of Advent Service

  7:00 pm Family Communion Service

10:30 pm Candlelight Festival Communion Service



First Lutheran Church will host the Epiphany Worship Service –

January 7, 2018

at 3:00 pm

A fellowship time with cookies and beverages will follow the service.

If you would like to participate and be in the combined choir, come to First Lutheran Church at 9 am on Saturday, January 6th to rehearse. Coffee and donuts will be provided ahead of the rehearsal time. *Prior to this date, please contact Judy Vassar, Director of Music, for copies of the music. She can be reached at 937-592-7699.


Sunday School and Worship!

Sunday School 9:00 am – 9:40 am 

Join us for another fun year of learning!

Worship Service every Sunday morning at 10:00 am