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.

The Lutheran Church in Missions for Christ (LCMC) 2018 Regional Gathering, Held at First Lutheran Evangelical Church, Idaho Falls, March 8-10, 2018
Click Here to listen or download the recordings of all the sessions of the LCMC Conference
Click Here to see the slides of Pastor James Wakefield's presentation of Generational IQ

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

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: $44,546.00

Luther Heights Day Camp (for children entering K- 6th grade) JUNE 24th - 29th Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Friday, Water Day! 9:00 am -12:00 pm. Registration in Narthex: fill out a registration form (the last page of the brochure), and return it to the church with a $15 payment. Please prayerfully consider where you may be of help in the following areas: Counselor Hosts, Counselor Helpers (7th grade and up), On-Site Volunteers or Provide or prepare snacks - morning or afternoon. Contact our Day Camp Coordinator, Michelle Hanson, with any questions regarding Day Camp, becoming a Host Home, on-site Volunteers or a Youth Helper.

CONGREGATIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING The Call Committee is continuing to survey staff. There will be a Town Hall meeting with wants, needs, and process on June 24th after Worship in the Fellowship Hall. Please plan on attending this important meeting.

Summer Fellowship Picnic, Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm The Fellowship Team invites everyone to an evening of food, fellowship, and a taste of Day Camp! This is a great opportunity to spend an evening together as a church family, share a meal, and enjoy entertainment led by the counselors from Luther Heights and our Day Campers. Please bring a dish to share (Fellowship will provide hot dogs). Weather permitting, we will be in the picnic shelter. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Luther Heights Bible Camp 2018 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

FELC Jovial Noises Softball Team will be playing on Sunday evenings, throughout the summer. Check the bulletin for times and location, and come support your Church Team.

Update from your Pastor Call Committee The Call Committee has 6 members: Nick Abreu, Jade Anderson, Alaine Arnold , Jill Rehfield , Greg Hanson and Gary McDannel. We are in the first phase of filling the Senior Pastor role. This consist of surveying the staff, and later surveying the congregation. The call committee will start surveying staff to get their input next week. We will be communicating in the future when a meeting will take place for the congregation. Thank you for your prayers, and look for updates to come! Many Blessings, Team Lead Alaine Arnold

Help Beautify our church gardens! Donations are now being accepted for refurbishing our church planters and flowerbeds. If you would like to contribute, there are two flower pots in the narthex, or use a blue pew envelope and mark it "Church Gardens." Thank you so much!

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 June is the Interfaith Community Service Project. Canned goods, clothes, linens, paper products, and personal hygiene items are collected and given to all the non-profit agencies in our community that help those in need.