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

Pastor Jason and Emily

Associate Pastor Candidate Jason Ginsburg and his wife Emily visited FELC on September 11th - 14th.

If you missed it, you can watch the Q & A session from Pastor Jason's visit.

Listen to the Adam's Road concert, July 5th, 2015

Adam's Road, July 5th, 2015

Jesus unshackled three religious men and filled them with the knowledge of God’s amazing grace. Adam’s Road is made up of these three men, whom God rescued out of Mormonism and brought into a personal and saving relationship with Jesus. Through the transformative power of The Gospel, we who once were blind, lost, and dead religious men are now trophies of God’s immeasurable grace. We have discovered the Bread of Life and no longer hunger; we have drunk from the fountain of life and no longer thirst. We are proof that no one is outside of the reach of God’s grace. We were lost, but Jesus searched us out, relentlessly pursued us, and saved us. We are evidence of the life-changing power of God’s incalculable love.

Visit Adam's Road at

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon September 24th, at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be turkey wild rice casserole, green salad, rolls and dessert. Lunch will be followed with an exciting game of Bingo. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall or call the office at 522-9301.

FELC Youth Coffee Hour Friday, September 25th 7:00 = 8:00 AM. Calling all 9th - 12th graders, please join members of the Youth & Family Ministry Team for fellowship, fun and faith at the Villa Coffee House (344 Park Ave.) It will be a great opportunity to check in with each other about the school year and begin planning on how to share our mission trip memories with the congregation. We encourage all youth to attend. If you have any questions or if you need a ride to school, please contact Jade Anderson or Kami Shadley

Congregational Voters Meeting Sunday, October 11, 2015 in the sanctuary at 11:45 am. Your Congregational Council has voted to call a Special Congregational Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the motion passed unanimously at a Special Council meeting, to support the Call Committee's recommendation to issue a call to Pastor Jason Ginsburg, as Associate Pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, October 18th at noon. Pizza 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 2015.

Senior High Retreat @ Luther Heights Friday, Oct. 2nd - Sunday, Oct. 4th. This is an excellent opportunity to re-connect with friends from the summer or come and meet new ones! Sign-up sheets in the narthex. Cost is $70/youth, $45/adult Questions, contact Kami Shadley.

Newsboys - We Believe God's Not Dead Fall Tour Saturday, October 10th @ the Civic Auditorium. Doors open at 5 PM / Concert 6 PM. If there is enough interest, the Youth & Family Ministry Team will sponsor a pizza dinner prior to the concert at 6 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Kami Shadley.

October Fun & Fellowship Pre-k - 6th Grade October 11th 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Join members of the Youth & Family Ministry Team for some wonderful fall fun in the double classroom. We will enjoy pumpkin decorating, cupcake decorating and fun! If you have any questions, please call Sara Wilmot.

"How We Got the Bible" Saturdays, October 17th and 24th 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. This is a well-illustrated Bible Study course using Power Point presentations. It is a five-hour course, and will be presented in two parts. For more information contact Bill Lockman.

Junior & Senior High Youth Group Sunday Oct. 18th 4:30 - 6:00 PM, 7th - 12th graders please join members of the Youth & Family Ministry Team at the first Youth Group of the season! This is a wonderful opportunity to gather together in faith and fellowship with our FELC friends. If you have any questions, please call Kami Shadley. We hope to see you there!

Transitions Class starting date changed to Saturday October 31st.

Penny Power for September will buy material for hospital gowns that our own First Lutheran women will be making for the patients at the new Hospice Home. We will see how busy these kids can keep our stitchers! Keep up the good work Kids!

Picnic Shelter Coming Soon! Installation of the picnic shelter has been delayed, due to city requirements, 'til mid October.

Annual Reports are due to the church office by September 20th. Thank you!

You can now listen to and download past services Just go to the Audio section and follow the links!

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.