First Lutheran Church family welcomes, nurtures, serves and sends in the name of Jesus Christ.
First Lutheran Church invites you to grow by grace in Jesus Christ. Our worship is lively, our members are involved, and our youth ministry is a priority. We are ready to welcome you. FLC is a gathering of God’s people serving our community using their gifts to God’s glory.
We are a faithful congregation that praises God through song, liturgy, sermon messages, Baptism and Holy Communion. We welcome all to the Table of our Lord and Savior. Outside of our worship services, members can be found providing faith activities for the youth, serving on church committees, participating in Bible Studies, and many other services. First Lutheran members also worship God in services to others in our daily jobs and through participation in the Lion’s Club, American Legion, the Prophetstown Food Pantry, Red Cross Blood Mobile and many other community opportunities.
As you can see, First Lutheran is a congregation that is committed to worshiping God through our church services, while also living out the Good News within the community and throughout the world. It is a lifestyle that is performed each and every day, and we hope that lifestyle is for you. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here! Always know that our doors are open for all. We’d love to have you join our faith family in worship. Come as you are!
Election to a Congregation Council carries with it the respect and trust of the constituency of your congregation. The value of your willingness to make a contribution to the life of your congregation is significant and appreciated. Your contribution involves your time, expertise, enthusiasm and energy. Thank you to any members that are willing and able to give of their time and talents in service to our church and community.
FLC Council Members Include:
Paul McCracken, Pam Strike, Katie Turner (Secretary),
Cathy Hinrichs (President), Jake Thompson,
Amy Jones (Vice President), Drew Emery (Treasurer),
Pastor Chelsey Weech, Stephanie Wankerl, Michelle Wetzell,
Donna Roland, Heather Strike, and Kerry Meyer
Pastor Chelsey Weech has been serving along with the members of First Lutheran since August 2019. Pastor Chelsey is from Florida, but moved to Chicago to attend Lutheran School of Theology. She graduated from seminary in May of 2019 and was ordained in October 2019. We are so very thankful and blessed that Pastor Chelsey and her husband, Chris, chose to join us in service at First Lutheran.
Brenda faithfully serves First Lutheran as the Office Secretary. She has been in this position since 2002 and is also a member of the church family. Brenda helps the entire congregation while working alongside Pastor Chelsey. We are so blessed and thankful to have her in the office.
Jeanne has faithfully served First Lutheran as Organist/Pianist since 1990 and is a member of the church family. She not only serves as the Church Organist, but also as the accompanist for the Adult Choir and pianist within our FLC Praise Band. We are so thankful and blessed to have Jeanne as one of our talented musicians.
Drew has faithfully served First Lutheran as the Church Treasurer since January 2022 and is a faithful member of our church family. We are so blessed and thankful to have him in this position.
Randy has faithfully served First Lutheran as Adult Choir Director since 2000. He not only serves in this position, but also plays oboe in our FLC Praise Band and is a member of our church family. We are so blessed to have Randy as one of our talented musicians.
Stephanie faithfully serves as custodian of First Lutheran and is also a member of our church family. We are so blessed and thankful for her diligent service in preparing our facilities to be used to God’s glory!