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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

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: $39,497.00

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.

We're resuming The Shack small group discussions each Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Sandy Dover's house thru May. All are welcome - and please RSVP (text) to Gary McDannel

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon Thursday April 26 at 11:30 am, The menu: Ham, potato salad, corn rolls and dessert. Program: A surprise presentation by a special guest from the past. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall or call the office at 522-9301 by April 20th. 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 May 2nd, 6:00 pm at the Sandpiper for a Women helping Women dinner. Our honoree is Jennifer Hansen, former member of FELC who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. For more information and to RSVP contact Karen Bateman.

The countdown is on! Only one month 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.

MEN'S MINISTRY Due to several medical problems and various schedule conflicts, Men's Ministry will not meet again until Saturday May 12th. No Meetings in April! Watch for program, time and place announcements for the May gathering..

Luther Heights Bible Camp Day Camp (for children entering K- 6th grade) is coming to First Lutheran Church JUNE 25th - 29th For info contact Michelle Hanson.

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 April will be collected for Meals on Wheels provided by the Senior Center here in Idaho Falls. These meals are delivered at no cost to the elderly as needed. Sometimes this is the only hot meal they have during the day. YOU FIRST LUTHERAN KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!