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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

The adult Christmas Cantata choir rehearsals will begin on Sunday, October 2nd 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The children's choir will begin rehearsing on Sundays in November 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Cantata theme this year is "A Classical Christmas." It will be presented 6 times during the first 2 weeks in December. More details to come!

Calling anyone and everyone 3rd Grade and UP! If you've wanted a chance to ring the bells you are welcome to Cherub Bells which will be held on Sunday, October 2nd Noon - 12:30 p.m. You will be ringing the chimes that day with the For His Glory Ringers Bell Choir and the following Sunday, October 9th also Noon - 12:30 p.m. Then the 2 groups will play special music for worship on Sunday, October 23rd. If you can make this commitment, come give it a try. Questions? Call Penny Dixon 522-9301.

FELC Youth Coffee Hour, Friday, October 14, 7:00 - 8:00 AM 9th - 12th graders, at the Villa Coffee House. We encourage all youth to attend. If you have any questions or if you need a ride to school, please contact Jade Anderson.

Annual Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, October 16th at noon with pizza being provided. The Agenda will be: Voting on the proposed budget for next year, electing officers, electing members at large for the council and a review of 2016. Please plan on attending.

Crisis 101 Back to Basics starts October 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (3rd Thursday of the month for 10 sessions) Everyone of us has those time in our lives when a crisis interrupts our lives and we are tossed into a time of wondering, confusion, anger, questions, doubt, and pain trying to make sense of life when life doesn't make any sense. These sessions will be a time of working through the very difficult, life-changing events in our lives and the lives of others. Times when we ask the questions: "What do I do now?" How do I handle those "life changing times?" "How do I help others in their crisis?" I encourage you to be a part of this journey with me. Even consider bringing a friend who is not a member of First. All are welcome. Call the church to sign up so we can order you a workbook. 522-9301.

Next Young Adult Meeting: Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Where? At the park behind the hospital for fellowship and lawn games. Please bring your kids (if you have any). Any questions please contact Pastor Jason.

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, November 14 - 21 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 narthex. 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 20th .

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 October will be buying pies for our youth to serve at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.