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

LUTHER HEIGHTS DAY CAMP 2017 June 25th - 30th! Children entering first grade through sixth grade are welcome. Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. We will be having Congregation Night, an inter-generational time for all of us to experience Day Camp on Thursday, June 29th. We will be meeting at 6:00 for a pot luck supper (please bring a dish to share), followed by a program led by the counselors and Day Campers. Friday, "Water Day!" 9:00 am -12:00 pm. To Register fill out a registration form, with a $15 payment and return it to the church to register. 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.

Summer Campfire Wednesday June 28th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Youth grades 7-12th Please join members of the Youth & Family Ministry team for the June campfire. Bring a friend, some yard games, a lawn chair, roasting sticks and your Bible. If inclement weather, we will proceed with fun, friendship and faith in the fellowship hall. If you have questions, please contact Mariah Williams.

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

Red Cross Blood Drive at First Lutheran, Thursday, July 13th 2:30 - 6:30 pm. Sign-ups in the narthex. Thanks for paying it forward.

LaVerne Stockton Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Saturday, July 29th Come have some fun and fellowship! If you donít have a cycle but have a license to drive one and want to join the group, call Grand Teton at 523-1464 to reserve one. We leave between 8:00 - 8:30 am from the church and return between 5:00- 7:00 pm. For more information, contact the trip organizer, Shawn Cleverly.

Youth mission Trip July 15th - 22nd. We are going to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. The city we will be serving in is Eagle Butte. For More information contact Jade Anderson.

2017 Vacation Bible School July 31st - August 4th 5:30-8:30 pm Theme: Maker Fun Factory, Created by GOD, Built for a purpose. Director: Bobbi Hasner

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!

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 will be used to provide Senior Citizens with Meals. You kids provided a day at Camp for a kid with cancer, food for children on an Indian Reservation and now Meals for Seniors. Thank you so much!!