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 March 20-21, 2015 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church Idaho Falls, Idaho

Watch all of the lessons from Keynote Speaker The Reverend Doctor Gemechis Buba.

Contact information for Dr. Buba, Assistant to the Bishop for Missions in the North American Lutheran Church




  • 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.

    Watch the performance of Pieta.

    You can download mp3's of Dr. Buba's Leadership presentation here

    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.

    Big Daddy Weave Concert: Thursday, April 23 at 7:00pm live at Civic Auditorium. World Vision and Revelation Radio is excited to present the "Beautiful Offerings Tour", with Big Daddy Weave, and special guests, Jason Gray, Citzen Way and Louren Daigle. Tickets are $20 each and available online at For more information call 208-524-4747.

    Sunnyside Saints' Luncheon: April 23 at 11:30am. Following lunch, Sue Shadley will give a presentation titled "A Product of Two Cultures - A Refugee Story". Please sign up by Friday, April 17.

    Bell Ringers to Helena Montana:On Friday, April 24, fifteen bell ringers and spouses will be traveling to Helena, Montana for the Big Sky Bell Festival, returning Sunday, April 26. Please pray for them as they represent First Lutheran and ring to the glory of God.

    Luther Heights Bible Camp Yard Sale: Set-up after Fellowship on Sunday, April 26. Please consider staying after to help set up the Fellowship Hall for the sale. With many hands helping, it takes only about an hour. Also, consider helping during the week of April 27 through May 1 by accepting and organizing the donated items. Items will be accepted during the hours of 8am - 3pm, Monday through Friday.
    The Yard Sale will be on Saturday, May 2 from 8:00am - 2:00pm. This is an extremely large event and your help is very much needed, whatever time you can spare! Please call Jodi Eldridge at 208-520-7312.

    Music Celebration Sunday will be Sunday, May 3 at 10:15am.

    Mother's Day Brunch will be Saturday, May 9 at 11:00am. Patty Cottrell will be our guest speaker. We need 8-9 hostesses to decorate a table, and volunteers to help in the kitchen. There will be a sign up in the narthex for attending the brunch and for helpers. Please contact Mariah Williams, 521-9411, or Karen Hayes, 520-5626 with questions.

    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.