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First Lutheran Church
Ottumwa Iowa

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Welcome Interim Pastor Julie Fiske

Pastor Julie and her family live in Fairfield, IA.
They moved there in 2012 when her husband took the call as pastor of Word of Life Lutheran Church.
Prior to moving to Fairfield, Julie served as the pastor of Emmons Lutheran Church in Emmons, MN.
She served the congregation in Emmons for almost 12 years.
Prior to her call to Emmons, she served a small rural congregation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for three years.

Currently Julie works for a non-profit land management organization, Growing Hope Foundation.
She is the executive director and works primarily out of her home.

Julie and her husband have four children:
2 sons - Marshall who is 16 and Jhon (adopted from Bogota, Colombia) who is 13,
and 2 daughters - Harper who is 11 and Gerda 10.

We welcome her as part of our First Lutheran Family!

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. Julie Fiske, Interim Pastor
(April 2014-Present)
Geri Kearney, Youth Coordinator
Susan K. Johnson Choir Director/organist
Worship Times:
Sunday Celebration Worship 9:30 A.M.

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 Holy Communion.
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 "Hands on Bible by Group"
5 year old class "Hands on Bible by Group"
1st & 2nd grade "Hands on Bible by Group"
3rd grade "Hands on Bible by Group"
4th & 5th grade "Hands on Bible by Group"
6th & 8th grade Preparation for confirmation
"Here We Stand" by Augsburg Fortress
High School class "Live" by Simply Youth Ministry
Mission Trip to Joplin MO
July of 2013
This last summer the youth went on a Mission Trip
through Team Effort to Joplin MO
This picture was taken at the home of the family we helped.
We finished putting on a new roof for them
To see more photes click on the Youth Page under site links

Youth Mission Trip (Eureka Springs 2014)
Last Update11/12/2014 09:25 AM
Contact Us:
 Geri Kearney
 126 North Jefferson Street  Ottumwa Iowa 52501-3043 United States of America 
 Phone: 641-682-8334   
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