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 Utah / Idaho Regional Gathering Files and Resources. All files from Mark VanderTuig (LCMC National Service Coordinator) were used during the 2013 Utah / Idaho Regional Gathering hosted at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located in Sandy, Utah and can be found through the link at in the Downloads section. Also each of the 3 messages will be posted on the Podcast section. Podcast is available for iTunes and non-iTunes users.

What's Happening at First Lutheran Church

  • Upcoming Events
  • Announcements

PAY IT FORWARD Red Cross Blood Drive: will be here on Thursday, July 10th from 2:30pm - 6:45pm. Sign up is in the Narthex. For more information call Penny at 522-9301.

Children's Quilting Workshop: The Happy Stitchers are offering a quilting workshop for the summer starting Tuesday June 17 to Aug. 12. Children (8 and older) are welcome to join the Stitchers on Tuesday from 9am to noon. For more information please contact Irena McDaniel at 529-1882.

Summer Campfires: For Grades 7 - 12. Join Pastor Sarah and members of the Youth and Family Ministry team for summer campfires. Bring a friend, some yard games (balls, hula hoops, etc), a lawn chair, roasting sticks and your Bible. From July 9th - August 20th from 7:00 - 8:30pm.

Recipes for new Church Cookbook: Deadline submission is July 31st. Please e-mail recipes to Suzette Horton at or put them in the recipe box by the office. Also, sign up to pre-order cookbooks, so we know how many to order.

Vacation Bible School: "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind" will be from August 4th - 8th, 1pm to 4pm, for children ages 4 to 11. Registration will be on August 3rd from 12 - 3pm. Registration forms can be downloaded online or picked up in the church office. See more information here or contact Bobbi Hasner at (208) 528-8092.

Annual Church Campout: Will be August 15th - 17th at Riverside Campround in Island Park, with services at the Little Church in the Pines on August 17th. Various outdoor games are being planned for the group. If you have games or activities that you want to bring or plan, contact Britnie Anderson at 589-2778 or Please sign up in the Narthex.

LaVerne Stockton Memorial Motorcycle Day Ride: Will be Friday, August 22nd. If you don't have a cycle but have a license to drive one and want to join the group, call Grand Teton at 523-1464 to reseve one. We leave about 9:30 - 10am that morning and are home between 5 - 7pm. For more information contact the trip organizer, Shawn Cleverly, at 522-7463.

Congregational Meeting will be held following worship on August 24th. We will be voting on extending a letter of call to Sarah Shanks to be ordained in the LCMC and serve as Associate Pastor at First Lutheran.

Penny Power: This month's Penny Power will help support the Interfaith Community Service Project.

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.