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 Intermountain West District Gathering District Gathering March 20-21, 2015 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church Idaho Falls, Idaho

LCMC District Gathering Brochure

  • Keynote Speaker The Reverend Doctor Gemechis Buba, Assistant to the Bishop for Missions in the (NALC) North American Lutheran Church
  • Rebecca Baker Bafford Award-winning, concert-style pianist, worship leader, composer, and recording artist.
  • Breakout Sessions on a variety of topics, worship, and pie social
  • Click Here for Registration form.

    What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

    • Upcoming Events
    • Announcements

    Time Change for FELC Youth Group (All Groups) starting Feb. 8, now from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Don't forget to join your church friends from FELC for youth group! Bring a neighbor or friend from school for an afternoon of faith, fellowship and fun! All three age groups will be meeting with their individual age groups at the same time.

    Lenten services on the following Wednesday nights: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25. Meet at 6:30pm for Soup and Bread. Midweek Lenten worship service at 7:15 pm. Theme: reflecting on the different gods in our lives that are at war with God.

    Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon will be February 26th at 11:30am. The menu will be pork medallions with balsamic honey glaze, roasted baby red potatoes, cranberry, almond and feta salad with raspberry vinaigrette, and dessert. Pastor Gail Gutterud will present. Please sign up by Friday, Feb. 20 on the sheet in the Fellowship hall or call the office. There is no charge. Free-will offerings accepted. Hope to see you there!

    Women Helping Women will be February 26th at 6:00pm honoring Becky Capp. Please RSVP by the 23rd at Every three months a group of women get together to honor someone who is fighting cancer. Each person is asked to bring a friend to have dinner and catch up on what is happening in each other's lives. Each person is asked to donate $10 and the money is presented to the person we are honoring. Your dinner is extra. The evening is intended as a relaxing and fun evening with friends but also to help women dealing with the emotional and financial hardship of cancer. We hope you will join our group.

    Diaper Drive As diapers, like other toiletries, may not be purchased with food stamps, low income working families face difficult choices in meeting their basic needs. In an effort to alleviate this problem, Stevens-Henager College will be conducting a diaper drive between Feb. 16th and Feb. 28th. First Lutheran is providing a drop off box in the Narthex. Let's help lighten the burden on these struggling families.

    Parenting Class starting March 8th, 4:30 - 6:00pm (during Youth Group). Parents, while your children are at youth group join Pastors Barnes, Cudmore and Guse as they lead Family 101: Back to the Basics. They will lead a series of studies on how the "One Another" principles of the New Testament apply to family life. Each of the nine sessions are designed to give us a picture of how to live the "one another" principles in the most difficult of places: your family. Participants learn how to love, serve, forgive, and encourage each other with the unique team teaching style of the Rosbergs.

    "Holy Roller's Skating Party" for All Ages! on Saturday, March 14th from 12:00 - 2:30pm at Starlite Skating. Admission is $5 for roller stakes or $6 for roller blades. Invite a friend and enjoy some fellowship and refreshment. For those under the age of 7, we ask that an adult chaperone be responsible and stay to skate with them. If you have any questions, call Lisa Mullinix at 360-620-1949 or 208-656-4111.

    Spring Clean-up coming Saturday, March 28th. We'll start at 9:00am and spruce up our beautiful church grounds. Please bring pickups, gloves, garbage cans, wheel barrows, trash bags, rakes, shovels, brooms, pruning shears, blowers, weed trimmers, weed sprayers, and anything else that could help. We should be finished by noon.

    Easter Breakfast Fundraiser is April 5th. Please support the 7th - 12th Grade youth of our church at the annual FELC Easter Breakfast. Sausage and pancakes (regular and gluten-free) will be served. Breakfast begins at 8:00am and will continue throughout the morning until 11:00am. A free will offering will also be taken to support the 2015 summer mission trip. Come enjoy a yummy breakfast before or after Easter worship service and support the youth at the same time.

    Luther Heights Summer Bible Camp: It's not too early to start thinking about this summer and all the fun you will have at Luther Heights. To ensure your $25 early registration discount, please submit your paperwork to the church office before April 1st. Additional camp scholarships will also be awarded after the Annual Church Garage Sale in May. Please refer to the Luther Heights website for additional information concerning various camps or check out the signup sheets and pamphlets by the church office. For questions please contact Linda Lerum at 208-569-2588.

    Luther Heights Day Camp will be June 21 - 26, 2015. Times to be announced

    Penny Power: February's Penny Power will supply newborn kits to be provided at the hospital when those babies are going home. The kits will be provided through the Humanitarian Center and delivered in concert with F.I.S.H. for every new life among us.

    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.

    2014 Statements are available on the counter outside the Church Office.

    2015 envelopes are also available in the Narthex.