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.

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.

Family Ministry Fellowship Saturday the 14th at 4:00 pm

Men's Ministry Meetings for October will be on Saturday the 14th and 28th at 9:00 am at the church. On the 14th, Dave Sheldon will share his beautiful photos from his recent travels. The 28th will be a Bible Study and discussion.

Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, October 15th, Following worship in the Fellowship Hall, with Lunch being provided. The Agenda will be: Voting on the proposed budget for next year, electing officers, electing members at large for the council and a review of 2017. Please plan on attending.

Luther Movie Sunday, October 15th, 3:00 PM at the Paramount Theater. Admission cost will be $3:00 which includes a small popcorn and drink. Come Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation!

The Shack Discussion, We plan to restart our discussion on the book/movie The Shack. Please join us at the McDannels. We'll start at 6:30 on October 25, November 1, 8, and 15 - and see where we go from there. All are welcome - and we'd appreciate an RSVP.

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday October 26th at 11:30 am The menu will be Swedish meatballs over egg noodles, salad, rolls and dessert. Program: Heather Croft from the Agency for Aging will give a presentation on "Senior Scams." 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.

Save the Date: 10,000 Villages is again coming to First Lutheran and help is needed. Unpacking will begin Thursday, November 2nd, around 10:00 a.m. until completed. Packing up starts at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4th, and setting up for church fellowship really requires a lot of help. During the event on Friday and Saturday if you would like to help with sales - please call Carole Mason or Karin Bateman to sign up.

Women Helping Women, Wednesday November 8th, 6:00 pm at the Sandpiper. Honoring Margaret Speziale. Please RSVP by November 6th.

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 October we will be used to purchase socks for the homeless.