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

Contact information for Keynote Speaker The Reverend Doctor Gemechis Buba, Assistant to the Bishop for Missions in the (NALC) North American Lutheran Church

  • www.facebook.com/drgemechis

  • www.gemechisbuba.wordpress.com

  • drbuba@gmail.com

  • Donations to his ministry can be sent to: World Mission Prayer League, 232 Clifton Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

    Please write on the memo that this is going to support the ministries of BLGH Inc. or Dr. Buba's education and media ministry.

    What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

    • Upcoming Events
    • Announcements

    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.

    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.

    Youth Group April 12 4:30 - 6:00 PM @ Hope Lutheran Church 2071 12th Street The Youth & Family Ministry Team is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Hope Lutheran and St. John Lutheran churches for Youth Group! Please join your FELC church friends and meet some new Lutheran friends! PLEASE notice the location change for this month! At the conclusion of our youth evening this month, we will also enjoy a wonderful pizza dinner fellowship with our Lutheran Families of Faith. If you have any questions, please call Kami Shadley.

    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

    Meals on Wheels is the focus for April Penny Power Our Seniors need meals taken to them when they cannot make meals for themselves. It is a real need and for just a few dollars they can have a hot meal. We will see just how many we can buy at the end of the month.

    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.