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.

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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.

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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!

Cherub & Chime Choir for 1st Grade and up! Rehearsals will be February 26th and March 5th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. We will play the prelude for church on Sunday, March 10th. Questions, contact Michelle Hanson.

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday February 28th at 11:30 am The menu will be mushroom sherry chicken, rice, vegetable, rolls and dessert. Program: Jeff Carr from the museum of Idaho. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall by Friday February 22nd 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.

Our Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th with worship at 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm including the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.
Our UR Lenten Worship begins on March 13th with Soup and Bread at 6:30 pm and Worship at 7:15pm.

Luther Heights Bible Camp registration for 2019 summer camp programs and weekend retreats is open! Registration can be done from our website: Information about camps, retreats, what to bring, and scholarship requests can all be found online as well.

The countdown is on! Only two months until our Luther Heights Bible Camp Annual Yard Sale! May 5th. Time to begin the process of going through your household, finding items you no longer want, need or have used in months! Please mark your calendars for the first week of May to volunteer your time in helping sort, setup and price the items donated. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please volunteer whatever time you can muster. Please contact Geri Magnuson with any questions.

MEN'S MINISTRY: Next meeting is Saturday February 23rd at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

UR Worship Leader! Do you love contemporary Christian Music? Are you inclined to sing along while K-LOVE is playing your favorite songs? Have you ever dreamed of being front-lady/man in a band? If yes to any of these questions then we want you to know that UR Loved, Wanted and Needed on Wednesday nights! The UR Team is looking for a person to lead our worship, help us put together a worship and praise band, and bring some good energy to our services. They do not need to be a member of First Lutheran, just have a heart for Jesus and music. If that is you, please contact Pastor Patrick at

ROOF Fundraising Campaign: Great news! We have raised 75% of the funds needed to pay off our original loan balance for the new roof. PTL! What this means is that you, all the members, have been great stewards with what God has given to us and are working to properly maintain this beautiful building we are in. As such, we have approximately $22,500 left to raise and we will once again, be debt free. Thank you all!

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.

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 February will be given to our China Missionaries Pastor Jeff and Mim Nellermoe to be used to purchase books for the new library for the Left Behind children. You kids truly make a difference!