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We are located on the corner of 4th & Jefferson
Welcome to First Lutheran Church of Ottumwa
Our congregation comes from many different backgrounds and traditions;
and together, we are committed to strong family values based upon our love for the Word of God.
Through inspiring Worship and dedicated Christian Education
(Pre-School -Adult), we seek to embody that love and then reach out through a ministry of care and service for others.
Everyone is Welcome!
We are located at 4th and Jefferson, next to the Ottumwa High School, with two parking lots on 4th street across from the Church.
Main Sanctuary building
Chapel, Fellowship Hall & Education Center
Head of our Parish,
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Rev. Ralph Kister, Pastor
Geri Kearney, Youth Coordinator
Susan K. Johnson Choir Director/organist
We celebrate the Word of God
& Holy Communion
Our 20 member Choir and
Contemporary Singing group
lead us in a combination of
traditional and contemporary hymns.
We have children's Church during Worship
for Pre-School - 5th grade,
returning to the Sanctuary for
Fellowship & Adult education follow Worship.
Staffed Nursery available.
For those who are unable to make
Sunday Worship we have a
Thursday evening service
in our Chapel from 5:30-6:00p.m.
We hear the Sunday message and
celebrate Holy Communion.
Word On Wed. 2011-2012 year
Our Christian Education for
Pre-School - high school Wed. evenings
from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. (Sept. - May)
A Simple Supper is served at 5:30 p.m.
3&4 year old class "God Prints"
5 year old class "God Prints"
1st & 2nd grade "God Prints"
3rd grade "God Prints"
4th & 5th grade "Growing In Christ"
6th & 8th gradePreparation
High School class Bible Studies
Mission Trip to Peurto Rico
July of 2012
This last summer the youth went on a Mission Trip
through Team Effort in Peurto Rico
This picture was taken at the compound where we slept.
We had two different work sites where the youth
painted an elderly couples home and the other
we installed two fences and a new door for an elderly man
To see more photes click on the Youth Page under site links
4321 N. Ballard Road
Appleton, WI 54919-0001 USA
625 Fourth Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1624 USA
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