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.


We believe that the Holy Spirit reaches people in different ways, that God is present in our life all week, that God speaks to us through music, and that worship can be fun, energetic and personal. This service is designed for anyone who desires a relationship with Jesus and to worship Him in a contemporary, technology-rich environment.

Wednesdays @ 7PM

The Office will be closed on January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

Women's Bible Study! meets Wednesdays at 2 PM, in the lounge. There is no outside reading. 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 when you are able. Invite your friends. You do not need to be a member of FELC to attend. Hope you can Join us!

You are invited to a Birthday Open House to celebrate John Yeates' 100th Birthday! Saturday January 12th from Noon - 1:00 pm at Lincoln Court in the Activity Room.

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: $52,292.00

Family Ministry Night, Saturday January 26th, 6:00 P.M. Families, youth, young adults and college students invited for the second annual Family Ministry bowling night. Please RSVP with Andrew Williams via email with how many you will be attending, or if you have questions.

MEN'S MINISTRY: up coming activities: January 12th and 26th, 9:00 AM Men's Ministry at church .

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday January 24h at 11:30 am The menu will be Lasagna, salad, rolls and dessert. Lunch will be followed by an exciting game of BINGO. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall by Friday January 18th 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.

This year, FELC will be observing the LCMC Three Days of Prayer during the first week of February. Watch the February newsletter for details!

2018 contribution statements will be issued by the end of January. They will be electronically delivered via your email address on file. If you don't have an email address, a paper statement will be available for pickup in the narthex by the office window.

New location for The Blood Pressure Clinic. Double Classroom Second Sunday of the Month.

Changes to the Fellowship Hall! We are trying out some new layouts to accommodate not only fellowship time, but adult Sunday school, and also the new Wednesday night UR services starting January 9th. Our goal is to accommodate everything with minimal setup and take down. This is a work in progress as we figure out a good balance. Your patience is appreciated and good ideas appreciated even more. Contact the church office for questions or great ideas! Also, the property Team is planning on painting the Fellowship in the near future and we will need to remove everything from the walls. Rest assured that all items will be put back.

Lost & Found: Any items remaining on the lost and found table after January 27th will be donated to the Annual Church Yard Sale.

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 January will be given to the Humanitarian Center. They give baby kits to poor families, which allows them to take their baby home from the hospital and care for them. The kit includes blankets, diapers, clothes and more for newborns. You kids truly make a difference!