Elm Street Church Commemoration

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 06:00
Thursday, May 4, marks the 166th anniversary of the dedication of the Elm Street church. Built in 1851 this building served First for 44 years until 1895. It boasted famous Cincinnatians such as Andrew Erkenbrecher, founder of the Cincinnati botanical gardens and Clara Baur, foudner of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. The building was located just south of Capell's costume store on Elm between Court and 9th. We will gather at First and walk to the Elm St location and return in time for the 7:00 CCM concert.

CCM Musician Night

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 07:00
Clara Baur, member of First Lutheran, founded Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1867. Our archive has a record of her financial support in 1855 of the building of the Elm Street Church. May 4 is the anniversary of the 1851 dedication of that building. Our current pianist, Ben Heller, is a CCM grad. At 7:00 on this night we will have CCM grads sharing their music. Following the event you are invited to join us at a local OTR pub.

Good Shepherd Singers

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00
Sunday, May 7, a trio of singers from Good Shepherd Lutheran will be leading our singing and sharing some extra pieces of music with us. Good Shepherd has been a long time partner of First and were around when we celebrated our 150th anniversary!

Vida Eterna Iglesias Luterana (VEIL)

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 11:00
VEIL is a Latino worshiping ministry that serves Butler County. Deaconess Carmen Brown will be preaching in worship and sharing abut the ministry she leads. One of our partner congregations, Lord of Life in Westchester, provides space for the ministry. We will also be giving VEIL our May $500 On Track & Resolute missional giving check.

Dorothy Day & Life in These Times discussion

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:00
What's Love got to do with it? Dorothy Day and Life in These Times Wednesday May 17 7-8:30 pm led by Bea Broder-Oldach American journalist and social activist Dorothy Day (1897-1980) lived in solidarity with people living in poverty on the margins of life. Following her conversion to Catholicism, Dorothy’s spirituality of hospitality and social justice grew to be both inspiration and irritation in the ways of the world. Though many call her St. Dorothy of New York, she was simply trying to live her calling to a embrace the living of the Gospel in everyday, ordinary ways. Whether on the breadline, or standing for justice and peace, Dorothy understood the power of love to transform life. How does her spirituality of hospitality and radical love speak to us in this time and this place? Come enjoy an evening of conversation and sharing in the spirit of Dorothy Day. The event will be followed by a trip to a local OTR pub.