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

For His Glory Ringers will be travelling to Belgrade, Montana the 28th-30th. They will be ringing with hundreds of other bell ringers from across the west and will perform a concert for that community on Saturday night. We ask for your prayers as we represent First Lutheran in ringing Glory to God! Along with the ringers there will be some spouses who are supporting our ministry.

Mark Your Calendar. 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. If we do not get a new coordinator this year, there will not be any future Yard sales! Please prayerfully consider taking on this important ministry that helps send our youth to camp. There are always many helpers.

Youth Lock-in May 20th, 2017 @ 6pm The Discipleship Team is hosting a lock-in for 7th -12th graders. (no youth led service on 21st) Contact Jade Anderson.

Music Celebration May 21st at our regular Worship Service time of 10:15 am. The choir will also be hosting the coffee hour that morning and will take a free-will offering for their trip to Carnegie Hall in November.

Choir Concert and Spaghetti Dinner for you and our community. May 21st at 4:00 pm. The offerings gathered will help defray the costs for their trip to Carnegie Hall in November.

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 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 or
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

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at First Evangelical Lutheran Church on 6/1/2017. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

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 for April will be given to Camp Magical Moments to support achild with cancer.