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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


Cave Quest Vacation Bible School August 1st - 5th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. daily. For ages 3 (must be potty trained - no pull-ups) to 6th grade. This year's theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World. For more information call Mariah Williams. Adult Volunteers needed


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

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
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Going Deeper! During July and August. It begins each Sunday at 8:15 am prior to worship. The topic of the Bible Study will be the Scriptures for that morning's worship. So prior to hearing the sermon that morning, you will have a chance to study that Word with the one who is preaching that day. Come check this out. It will certainly work to enhance your life and your worship.

Choir practice on Sunday, August 7th immediately following worship. Everyone is welcome. This will be in preparation for leading worship at Little Church in the Pines at Island Park on Sunday, August 14th.

FELC Annual Church Campout August 12th - 14th Riverside Campground in Island Park, with services at the Little Church in the Pines on August 14th. Various outdoor games are being planned for the group. If you have games or activities that you want to bring or plan, contact Pastor Larry Cudmore or the office at 522-9301. Please sign-up on the board outside the church office. POTLUCK SATURDAY EVENING AT 6 PM.

Thrivent Picnic and Chukar's Baseball Game Sunday August 14th The Thrivent Member Network -- Northwest Region will be hosting an afternoon BBQ and Chukars Game Night event, and we would love to have you join us. The BBQ starts at 1:00 pm and the game is at 4:00. Enjoy great company, food, conversation, and support a great cause with your local Thrivent Representatives. All are Welcome come. Bring a friend! Tickets are half price $4.00. See your church advocate (George Harris, Vernal Swenson), or call John Nolan (208-522-6533) or Kevin O'Brien (208-524-1417). Please RSVP by August 7. Also supporting the Idaho Falls Food Bank with your contributions of non-perishable food items or any gently used winter clothing items.

MINISTRY TEAM RALLY BACK NIGHT Tuesday, August 16 After a full summer of many different activities, we gather ourselves,rally ourselves, back for intentional ministry planning of goals, strategies and tactics on Tuesday night, August 16, at 7:30 pm. You are invited to come early for your meeting by joining the congregational prayer time at 7:00 pm (NOTE date change). What a proper way to begin our season of ministry by coming together for prayer, first to God and then for conversation with one another.

Save the Date FELC Men's Ministry Fall Retreat September 23rd - 25th, Old Faithful Christian Ranch (1 1/2 hours from church). Presenter: Pastor Doug Haugen - Men in Missions leader + Spiritual Growth + Good Fellowship + Good Food + Time to Fish, Hike, Play Horseshoes, or Relax For information Contact David Laug or Brad DaBell. Please call the church office at 522-9301 to sign-up.

REMINDER TO TEAM CHAIRS: Budgets are due to Finance by July 26th. Annual reports will be due on September 18th.

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.

Penny Power for July will buy non-food items for needy families thru the Interfaith Community Project. People on food stamps can only buy "food"; so items like shampoo, paper towels, and other toiletries cannot be purchased. Penny power will supply these things.