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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.


The Lutheran Church in Missions for Christ (LCMC) 2018 Regional Gathering, Held at First Lutheran Evangelical Church, Idaho Falls, March 8-10, 2018
Click Here to listen or download the recordings of all the sessions of the LCMC Conference
Click Here to see the slides of Pastor James Wakefield's presentation of Generational IQ


What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

2018 FELC Mission Trip to San Diego, CA Please keep the youth and their chaperones in your prayers as they serve the San Diego, CA community on their mission trip. They are serving this community on behalf of our Lord first and First Lutheran as well. Please keep them in your prayers for transformation as well as safe travels.

Summer Campfire Wednesday July 25th at 7:00 pm Youth grades 7-12th Please join members of the Youth & Family Ministry team for the July 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 Wentzel.

Family Ministry Fellowship for July will be having a water-day at the church in the green space on Tuesday July 31st from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. All families and young adults are invited. we will be doing some water games as well as having a small cookout to make up for last month's event that got rained out. Burgers, Hotdogs and buns will be provided, feel free to bring a drink and any water or outdoor games you would like. Also, bring clothes you do not mind getting wet.

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: $46,932.00

Thrivent Picnic and Chukars Baseball Game Sunday August 19th The Thrivent Member Network -- Northwest Region will be hosting an afternoon BBQ and Chukars Game Night event, and we would love to have you join us. The BBQ starts at 2:00 pm and the game is at 4:00. Enjoy great company, food, conversation, and support a great cause with your local Thrivent Representatives. All are Welcome. Bring a friend! Tickets are $4.00. See a church advocate (Mike Martin or Vernal Swenson), or call John Nolan or Kevin O'Brien. Please RSVP by August 15. Also supporting Hospice of Eastern Idaho and The Snake River Animal Shelter. See flyer on Current Event board in the Narthex, for items to donate.

FELC Jovial Noises Softball Team will be playing on Sunday evenings, throughout the summer. Check the bulletin for times and location, and come support your Church Team.

Men's Ministry Dates to Remember: Friday - Sunday September 28th - 30th Men's Retreat in Island Park at the Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Friday December 7th Annual No-Host Church Christmas Dinner Party at Fuji's Restaurant.

Call Committee Update: Thank you for completing your survey! The Call Committee is putting together a report from the information given by the congregation. Thank you for your patience, and prayers. Team Lead, Alaine Arnold

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 July will help purchase back-to-school supplies. We will give them to FISH (Friends In Service Here) to be handed out as needed.