First Lutheran Church, 309 9th Street North, Northwood, Iowa
        Office Phone: 1-641-324-2984
        Office hours: Monday-Thursday  9:00 a.m.-Noon, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
        E-mail Address:
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Pastor Judy Converse
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        Cell Phone: 1-978-808-6780
Parsonage: 1-641-323-0081

“That all may know the love of God in Jesus Christ”

Walking with Jesus via the Stations of the Cross
The Via Doloroso is the path that Jesus walked in the Jerusalem on Good Friday on his way to his crucifixion. 

  In the Old City portion of Jerusalem today,

there are ‘stations’ marked along this walkway –

places where a particular event

of that ominous day occurred.

During Holy Week, those stations will be recreated in the Fellowship Hall at First Lutheran.  Eight stations will be formed with a focus picture, a reading, a prayer, and some chairs.  On Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (April 10,11,12) evening between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., the Hall will be open for ‘walking’ the way of the cross.  There is no schedule other than one’s time and space for observing, listening, and meditation. 

Confession is good for the soul – especially during Holy Week
During this same time on these three evenings (Monday – Wednesday, April 10,11,12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.), Pastor Judy will be available for personal and confidential confession.  Our ELW hymnal offers a very brief service of Individual Confessions and Forgiveness (pages 243 – 4) which will be used.  No appointments or scheduling necessary – just come to her office at the north end of the building. 

First Lutheran Church


Sunday, April 9th at 9:00 am - Palm Sunday/Passion Play

+ K-5th graders singing

Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm -Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 14th at 7:00 pm - Good Friday Service

Sunday, April 16th at 9:00 am -Easter Worship Service + Holy Baptism

Nancy Amundson

Doug Fallgatter

Lisa Hagen

Russ Knudson

Sharyl Nestor

Richard Selvig

Judy Stevens

Lynn Tenold

Jake Urbatsch