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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.

Pastor Larry Cudmore

LCMC Utah / Idaho Regional Gathering Files and Resources. All files from Mark VanderTuig (LCMC National Service Coordinator) were used during the 2013 Utah / Idaho Regional Gathering hosted at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located in Sandy, Utah and can be found through the link at http://www.goodshepherdutah.com/ in the Downloads section. Also each of the 3 messages will be posted on the Podcast section. Podcast is available for iTunes and non-iTunes users.

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

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Adult Inquiry/New member Classes are coming! Sometimes people are curious about some of the basics of Lutheran Christian belief. Sometimes people have been worshipping at First Lutheran and want to commit themselves to becoming members. Sometimes people are already members and would like a review of the basics. Maybe you find yourself in one of the mentioned groups. Starting Sunday morning, October 5th at 9 am, Pastor Larry is offering an Adult Inquiry class for any and all people, members or not, on the fundamentals of being a Lutheran Christian. In addition to the above categories, maybe there is someone you have in mind that you would like to attend with so that they can come feeling supported and accompanied by a friend. Please offer to come to the class with them. There is no obligation to join assumed by attending the class. But any one, Lutheran or not, who wants to become an official member of First Lutheran is required to attend. Please call the office, 522-9301 to sign up ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

Calling Children 3rd - 8th grades: Rehearsals for the children's cantata choir will begin on Sunday, November 2nd 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Faith Sharing with Heidi Ibach Monday November 3rd at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Heidi Ibach will be sharing her story about her journey from Germany to the United States during and after World War II. It is riveting and inspiring! All ages welcome.

FELC Movie Night November 8th at 7:00 pm Everyone is invited to Movie Night at the Paramount Theater in Idaho Falls. We will be watching When the Game Stands Tall. There will be a time of discussion and fellowship following the movie at Perkins with Pastor Sarah.

Youth Servant Opportunities 7th - 12th grade November 8th, at 6:00 PM help with the packing up of unsold inventory from 10,000 villages. Sunday, November 16th Come serve pies to the residents of Good Samaritan Nursing Home. We will meet at the church at 3:00 PM and drive to the Nursing Home together. (Or meet at the Nursing Home by 3:30 PM.)

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child November 17 - 24 2014! Please join others in our community, our country, and around the world to provide gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need. Forms and shoeboxes are available for your use in the narthex. What to pack? Include small toy items that children will enjoy (dolls, trucks, stuffed animals), school supplies (pens, pencils, sharpeners, paper), and hygiene items (toothbrush, soap, washcloth, comb)

Holiday Baking, Saturday, November 29th at 10:00 AMin the Fellowship hall & kitchen. Members of the Youth & Family ministry team invite you to this fun, multi-generational activity. Bring your recipes and ingredients and of course your healthy appetite for sweets.

Penny Power: This month's Penny Power will be used to purchase pies for the Pie Social at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, November 16th . The Youth will be serving the pies to residents, family members and staff. Thanks kids for helping us make this happen!

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.

Cookbook are here! Please see Suzette Horton following worship! (Cost $15.00)