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.

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

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Women's Bible Study Continues We meet every Wednesday at 2pm in the lounge. We are continuing our Story through through the Bible, picking up where we left off in May. We ended with the book of Joshua, and will begin with Judges in September.There is no outside reading and no supplementary book to purchase. Just bring your Bible and prepare to jump into the fascinating story of God's chosen people. Don't worry if you can't make every study. Come as you are able. Invite your friends. You do not need to be a member of FELC to attend. Hope you can join us!

We're resuming The Shack small group discussions, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Sandy Dover's house thru November 14th. All are welcome - please RSVP (text) to Gary McDannel

ROOF Fundraising Campaign: As you may know, First Lutheran has been working on replacing the roof on our building. The congregation approved the financing for the roof replacement in the Fall of 2017. The amount of the loan to fund the roof replacement is approximately $90,000. The FELC Finance Team is now working on a fund-raising campaign to pay down the loan amount with the goal of paying off the loan as early as possible. We will track our progress on the Roof Campaign Board in the Narthex. Please consider giving or pledging toward the campaign to pay off the roof. If you are able to - please use a blue pew envelope and mark it "ROOF". Thank you and God Bless! Amount raised to date: $51,412.00

FELC Men's Ministry: There is still time and room for you to join the fun, fellowship and outreach by signing up for the Salvation Army bell ringing project 11/24 and 12/1 and the festive church wide Christmas dinner on the 7th of December. Sign up with Heidi in the office!

National Collection Week/Operation Christmas Child, November 12th - 18th Please join others in our community, our country, and around the world to provide gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need. Forms and shoeboxes are available for your use in the nathex. Questions, or need further assistance in how to pack a gift box, contact Carole Mason. Please drop off your filled shoe box no later than 10:15 AM, Sunday, November 18th.

Family Ministries for November will be on MONDAY, the 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. I realize we have never done Family Ministry night on a Monday but with the holiday the week before and people most likely coming back from travels that weekend of the 25th I wanted to be sure everyone equal opportunity to join in on this month's activity of Gingerbread houses.

Advent Worship will be on the following Wednesdays, November 28th, December 5th and 12th at 7:15 with Soup and Bread prior to worship at 6:30 pm.

Opportunity to Serve the Lord! Our current Funeral Meal Coordinators need to step down from their positions due to other obligations. The time involvement depends entirely on the need, which obviously varies considerably. There is already a large team of volunteers who always step forward to provide and serve food. The need is for leadership - someone to organize food and volunteers. Heide will help with sending an e-mail out to the congregation asking for food donations. Please pray about whether God is calling you to step into this role. We find it works best if two or more coordinate together, as sometimes deaths occur when one of the leadership team is not available (e.g. out of town). But you are welcome to head up the team alone if that is your preference. If you are ready to volunteer or just need more information, please contact the office or Marda Kirkwood (Care and Concern Team Leader).

The church office will close at noon on Wednesday November 21st and all day on November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monthly Council Meeting Minutes & Financials are in a binder on the table as you enter the Fellowship Hall for those interested in looking at them.

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 November will be used to purchase turkeys or hams for Christmas. This will be done through St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Basket program for those in need.