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Welcome to First Lutheran Church!

"Praising Our God and Loving His People..."


Who are we as this community of faith called First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Idaho Falls? Hopefully these pages of information will bear witness to the fact that we are a community of faith seeking to "Praise our God and love His people". The Scripture verses that follow from Colossians are marching orders to us for ministry that we seek to follow.

Hopefully, as you acquaint yourself with who we are, you will want to join us in the mission we undertake in Jesus' name. You will be welcome at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Idaho Falls.

Pastor Larry Cudmore


You can now listen to and download the weekly scriptures and sermons. Just go to the Audio menu on the left and follow the links.


What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

New Member Class starts on Sunday, March 5, for five Sundays in a row. Pastor Jason will teach an Adult Inquiry-New Member Class at 9:00 am each Sunday. Call the church office at 522-9301 to sign up. All who want to formally join our church are required to attend this class. New Member Sunday April 2nd.

Lenten Worship continues this Wednesday March 22nd with Soup and Bread at 6:30pm and Worship at 7:15pm.

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday March 23rd at 11:30 am, The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, vegetable, rolls and dessert. Cathy Abreu, our parish nurse will give a presentation on Anorexia in Older Adults: It's not what you may think! Please sign up by Friday, March 17th, on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall or call the office at 522-9301. There is no charge, however free-will offerings are accepted to help pay for the luncheon. Hope to see you there.

Men's Ministry meeting March 25th, 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall with Brad Kirkwood and the " Art of Wine Making ". All men are invited, so please put the dates on your calendar. Bring a friend.

Spring Clean-up coming Saturday, April 8th We'll start at 9:00 am and spruce up our beautiful church grounds. Please bring pickups, gloves, garbage cans, wheel barrows, trash bags, rakes, shovels, brooms, pruning shears, blowers, weed trimmers, weed sprayers, and anything else that could help. We should be finished by noon Thank you, Your Property Team

FELC Men's Ministry Meeting here at church! Saturday April 8th at 10:00 AM; the sights and sounds of Brazil by Harlan Lerum with a video and narrative of his trip to distribute Bibles to the people of that country. As always there will be prayer, devotions and fellowship----please join us and bring a friend!

Easter Breakfast, Sunday, April 16, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Please support the Youth of our church at the annual FELC Easter Breakfast. Sausage, pancakes, fruit, juice, and coffee will be served. Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM and will continue throughout the morning until 11:00 AM. A free will offering will also be taken to support the 2017 Mission Trip.

Change of dates for Movie Night, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in the evening. All are invited; please sign-up in the office. For all those interested, whether you've seen the movie/read the book or not, we'll meet the following Sunday, April 23, after Fellowship for a facilitated discussion about the movie, including Q &A on the theology of The Shack.

The countdown is on! Only two months until our Luther Heights Bible Camp Annual Yard Sale! May 6th. Time to begin the process of going through your household, finding items you no longer want, need or have used in months! Please mark your calendars for the first week of May to volunteer your time in helping sort, setup and price the items donated. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please volunteer whatever time you can muster. First Lutheran is still seeking a yard sale coordinator to take the place of our current coordinator. Please contact Jodi Eldridge at with any questions.

Luther Heights Bible Camp, Day Camp (for children entering K-6th grade) is coming to First Lutheran Church JUNE 25th - 30th For more info contact Michelle Hanson.

Luther Heights Bible Camp 2017 Summer Registration is Open After a implementing a long awaited brand new registration software, CampWise, we are ready for you to sign up for your favorite camps this summer! Many of you may receive an email from Campwise: Use the login information that is provided. If you don't receive an email from Campwise, go to www.lutherheights.org and click on the registration button and follow the prompts. As always, you are welcome to contact us at our office: 208-886-7657 or jon@lutherheights.org or Info@lutherrheights.org
Registration Changes

  • Encouraging all campers to register online. A printable pdf registration form can be downloaded and mailed to the camp office to register, but campers will need to log in and sign the forms below.
  • New Health Forms. This is the last time a Health Form will need to be filled out. In subsequent years you will be able to update the health form online.
  • Horseback, Rafting and other permission forms will be signed online.
  • You will not need to mail back any forms! Confirmation of camp registration will be done by email

Office Volunteers Needed to answer phones during staff meetings on Tuesday from 10am - 11:30am, once a month or whenever available. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

Hospital Stays: Our Pastors no longer have access to the list of patients in the hospital, so if you or someone you know is in the hospital, please notify the church office at 522-9301 or by email.

Penny Power in March will be used for items requested by our China missionaries, Pastor Jeff and Mim Nellermoe. For the Left Behind Kids we are sending jump ropes, hackey sacks, badminton sets, and ping pong balls with paddles.