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

New Member Class starts Sunday February 11th. For five Sundays in a row Pastor Jason will teach an Adult Inquiry - New Member Class at 12:00 pm each Sunday in the double classroom. Call the church office at 522-9301 to sign up. All who want to formally join our church are required to attend this class. All are invited to learn more about Lutheran teaching.

Our Lenten season begins this week on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, with worship at 12:00 pm & 7:30 pm including the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Lenten Worship begins on February 21st with Soup and Bread at 6:30pm and Worship at 7:15pm.

In years passed the youth going on the mission trip have sponsored the Easter Breakfast served between services on Easter morning. This year the youth have decided not to sponsor this event. If you and/or your group would like to sponsor this event please contact the church office (208-522-9301 or as soon as possible or it will be canceled this year.

Women's Wednesday Bible Study! Wednesdays at 2:00PM 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 with 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 once in a while. Invite your friends! For more info, contact Carole Mason or Marda Kirkwood.

Carolyn Fjelstad would like to share that OB will be 85 on February 12th and she thinks he would love to receive some cards from First Lutheran friends. Contact the church office for the address.

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday February 23rd at 11:30 am, The menu will be chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, beans, chips & salsa and dessert. Program to be announced. Please sign up by Friday, February 16th, 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.

Women helping Women Please join us Wednesday February 28th 6:00 at the Sandpiper for a Women helping Women dinner. Our honoree is Phyllis Aycock who is battling breast cancer. For more information and to RSVP contact Karen Bateman

ROOF Fundraising Campaign: As you may know, First Lutheran has been working on replacing the roof on our building. The congregation approved the financing for the roof replacement in the Fall of 2017. The amount of the loan to fund the roof replacement is approximately $90,000. The FELC Finance Team is now working on a fund-raising campaign to pay down the loan amount with the goal of paying off the loan as early as possible. We will track our progress on the Roof Campaign Board in the Narthex. Please consider giving or pledging toward the campaign to pay off the roof. If you are able to - please use a blue pew envelope and mark it "ROOF". Thank you and God Bless! Amount raised to date: $18,332.00

On Thursday, March 8th, our LCMC district speakers, Corey and Danielle Paxton, will be sharing their story on God restoring their marriage. All are invited to attend at 6:30 pm for the dinner ($20 per person) and 7:30 pm for the sharing. This event will be hosted at The College of Eastern Idaho. Questions, please see Pastor Jason. Sign-up in the Narthex or see Heide in the church office.

Spring Clean-up coming Saturday, March 24th We'll start at 9:00 am and spruce up our beautiful church grounds. Please bring pickups, gloves, garbage cans, wheel barrows, trash bags, rakes, shovels, brooms, pruning shears, blowers, weed trimmers, weed sprayers, and anything else that could help. We should be finished by noon Thank you, Your Property Team

The countdown is on! Only two and half 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. First Lutheran is still seeking a yard sale coordinator to take the place of our current coordinator. Please contact Geri Magnuson with any questions.

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 used to help support our China Missionaries, Jeff and Mim Nellermoe.