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

  • Upcoming Events
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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.

Join Pastor Jason for coffee at Kool Beans (Snake River Landing) on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, November 14th - 20th . 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 19th.

Family Ministries Fellowship, Saturday November 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Questions, call Andrew Williams at 208-522-9301

Update from the Green space Task force Team: At the October Congregational Meeting, the Green space Task force Team was given the approval to move forward with the Field of Angels and make a final presentation to the congregation when there is a better understanding of what the encumbrance of the property entails. We are asking the congregation to submit any Questions, concerns or suggestions that you may have so we can properly address each one in our final presentation. Please Respond in writing to the church office by Monday November 27th.

Men's Ministry Reminder We already have a good number of reservations for the no-host Christmas Fellowship Dinner at Fuji's restaurant on Friday December 8 at 6:00 PM and there is still room for more. Couples or singles welcome. Steak, Chicken, shrimp or order off the menu -- your choice. Sign up soon in the office and join with your FELC friends to celebrate the advent season.

Advent Worship will be on the following Wednesdays, November 29th, December 6th and 13th at 7:15 with Soup and Bread prior to worship at 6:30 pm.

We will be setting up and decorating the two Christmas Trees in the Sanctuary after worship on Sunday November 26th. If you could stay after and help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Youth Activity for 7th - 12th grade Join us for an evening at I-Jump on Thursday, December 7th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. We will meet at I-Jump. Questions call Pastor Jason at 208-522-9301.

Sign-up sheets for the Cantata Brunch and presentations are on the table in the Narthex. Thanks for your help!

The church office will close at noon on Wednesday November 22nd and all day on November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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 November will be used for the benefit of Lutheran World Relief. LWR helps coffee farmers grow and distribute their coffee beans. So kids, you will be helping families and providing coffee for the Fellowship hour at the same time!