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 past services Just go to the Audio section and follow the links!

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser POSTPONED It is with regret that we need to postpone our Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from this Friday to sometime in April. This weekend has a slew of school activities, as well as being a long weekend because of President's Day. Our youth had a variety of other commitments outside of church. We want to provide the best experience for you, and we just could not provide that with the amount of youth that could participate. Thank you so much for your support of FELC youth, and we will inform you with the new date when we finalize those new plans.

FELC is forming a Website Committee. Our website needs constant upkeep, and could probably use an overhaul. We would like a team of volunteers to help out, as many hands make light work. If you have any Web Development skills, Photoshop Skills, or a just a strong motivation to learn html and javascript, please contact Jade Anderson at

Walk to Jerusalem Join us for a fun and fascinating virtual trip from Idaho Falls to Jerusalem, between now and Easter Sunday. For all ages. For all abilities. Pick up your packet and sign up in the Narthex today or contact Cathy Abreu at

We need YOU to make our NEW Church Directory complete With the recent purchase of our new Church management program, we can now create and update our own Church directory. If you would like to have a new photo taken, at no cost to you, call the church office at 522-9301 to set up an appointment. If you would prefer to send a photo of your own, e-mail it to or if you would like us to use the photo from the old directory, send an e-mail or call the church office and let Heide know.

Coffee with Pastor Jason - Mondays during the months of February, March and April from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Villa Coffeehouse on Hitt Rd. Come out for a cup and allow Pastor Jason to get to know you.

Ladies' Bible Study Beginning Wednesday February 3rd in the Lounge. Story through the Bible - the book of Acts. Choice of two different times: All ladies are welcome to meet from 2 :00 - 3 PM with Carole Mason and Marda Kirkwood, or 5:30 - 6:30 PM with Shelley Williams. The first study will be "You Look Like You've Seen a (Holy) Ghost!"

First Communion Classes are being offered for 3rd graders and up on February 7, 14, and 21 after worship (approx. noon-1:30 pm); also February 27 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First Communion Sunday is February 28. Please call the office at 522-9301 to RSVP.

FELC Ladies Coffee Time. We will gather at the Villa Coffeehouse, Hitt Road, once a month on the second Tuesday. February 9th will be the first coffee. We need to start a little earlier this time because another group is coming in. We will meet at 8:30 to 10:45 am. Just stop by anytime.

Installation Sunday for Pastor Jason Ginsburg On Sunday, February 14th at our worship service (10:15), Pastor Jason will be installed as Associate Pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. His home church pastor, Pastor Ray, will be coming from Maryland to preach that day and spend the week with Pastor Jason.

Blood Pressure Clinic Second Sunday of the Month in the Fellowship Hall Beginning February 14, 2016

The Church Office will be closed on February 15th in observance of Presidents Day.

Women Helping Women, Tuesday February 16th, 6:00 pm at the Sandpiper. Honoring Betsy Dean. Please RSVP by February 14th

Lenten Worship begins on February 17th with Soup and Bread at 6:30 pm and Worship at 7:15 pm

Presentation on Domestic Violence at First Lutheran Church, Thursday February 18th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship hall. Lt. James Foster of the Bonneville County Sheriff's Department will be the presenter.

Bridges Seminar February 19th, 20th. This seminar focuses on improving our connectivity to those in our LDS community. Please register for this event by calling Heide in the church office at 522-9301.

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 help the Humanitarian Center with baby kits.