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.



First Lutheran Choir has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City this November.
The choir will be leaving on Friday, November 24th, performing a concert on Monday, November 27th and departing on Tuesday, November 28th. The choir has been preparing for several months. They will be singing with a total of 250 choir members from all over the world and will be performing Joseph Martin's Appalachian Winter Christmas Cantata. The choir will be under the direction of Mr. Martin. The choir intends to represent God, First Lutheran Church and our community in a most proper way. The theme for the choir trip comes from the Bible. Luke 12: "From everyone to whom much have been given, much will be required." To purchase tickets and to read the chronicle on First Lutheran Choir please visit:

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

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PRESCHOOL OPENINGS in the afternoon: We accept 3 and 4-year-olds. The class is held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Scholarships are also available according to need. If you know of someone who might be interested, have them contact Annie McDannel at 208-520-2292.

Women's Wednesday Bible Study! Ladies! Wednesday afternoon Bible studies are back! Wednesdays at 2PM, join us in the lounge for an hour of study together and fellowship. We were inspired by the sermon series which is working through the entire Bible, so we will be doing something similar, starting in Genesis with Story through the Bible. There is no outside study. Each week is a distinct lesson, so don't worry if you have to miss one once in a while. Invite your friends! For more info, contact Carole Mason or Marda Kirkwood.

What does your future hold? What God-given gifts have you been blessed with? Are you using them to their fullest? Do you have an attitude of gratitude and a passion to serve Christ? Is a church council position in your future? In addition to four elected officers, each ministry team has a liaison, a representative, who serves on council. Some council responsibilities include: Recruit, hire and evaluate Pastors, Provide Direction in line with Vision, Mission and Goals, Establish Policy and Governance, and Govern the business and mission teams of the Church. The council has a fiduciary duty to protect Congregational assets and our reputation. Council monitors and audits that everything is working according to plan. The 2018 Church Council will be elected at our annual meeting on October 15th. If you'd like to learn more about serving on Council, please see one of this year's election committee: Mariah Wentzel, Justin Shadley, or Greg Katainen.

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday September 28th at 11:30 am, The menu will be ham, potato salad, corn, rolls and dessert. Lunch will be followed by an exciting game of BINGO. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall 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.

Men's Ministry Fall Retreat: "What it Means to Know and be Known" September 29 - October 1st We will gather again at Old Faithful Christian Ranch in Island Park for a time of food, fellowship, study and worship. There will be time to fish, hike, play horseshoes, or just sit back and relax. We will be on our way home around noon on Sunday. Please call the church to sign up. The cost for the whole weekend will only be $100.00 and even then we don't want anyone to stay away because of the cost. Money has been set aside to help you attend. For information, contact David Laug, Brad DaBell, or Raff McDonald.

SAVE THE DATE You won't want to miss out on this!! "MARTY PARTY" Reformation - Octoberfest Dinner, Saturday, October 7, 2017 Tickets for dinner - $12.50/person, 3910 S. Yellowstone Hwy., Suite 105 (Boy Scout/old Melaleuca Building), Cash and checks (only) happily accepted for beer, wine and silent auction purchases (sorry, no plastic). PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF. Hope you can join us for this fun evening in celebration of Martin Lutheran and 500 Year Reformation - plus special entertainment you won't want to miss.

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 September will be given to the Women's Ministry with the Gideons.