We believe God has placed First Lutheran in the heart of the city for a special purpose: to show the heart of God’s love for all in the city.
First Lutheran is a sign of God’s grace and a community serving God’s mission. Each of the ministries and opportunities at First Lutheran offers a pathway to journey in faith. I invite you to explore what is offered and find your place in this community. This site is organized around the ways people experience God: through welcome, learning, serving and worship.
Every opportunity is open to all. Please use the contact information provided, to find out more or participate. So take your time. Look around. Be our guest! Be sure to ask if you have any questions. Check out the welcome desk or call the church office any time.
Pastor Steven Knudson,
What to Expect
When you come to First Lutheran, you'll find people of all ages engaging in ministry. We believe people of all ages need to be in worship together and have made our services to be welcoming to kids.
We believe you're never to old to be growing in faith and offer Sunday Morning Learning for children, youth and adults almost every week. Check out the "This Weekend" page to find out what is going on right now.
To be honest, we're probably a bit shy so we won't hound you if we don't recognize you; but if you have a question, just ask. You will find a friendly answer.
What is there for Kids and Youth?
We believe faith formation starts in foundational years so right from the beginning we offer a nursery for kids ages 6-months through four years old which is available all morning on Sundays, as well as Wednesday evenings and for some special events. Our trained, screened nursery staff will engage your youngsters in play and biblical-based activities.
In Sunday Morning Worship we offer activity bags and children's bulletins to keep young minds engaged. We also have a Children's Chat for kids age 4-8 so they can go out during the sermon and hear a message in a close environment that is at their level of understanding.
During our Sunday morning learning times we have classes or forums for preschool through high school. Check out the pages under the "Connect" tab for more information and special events.
Current Worship Times
5 p.m. Traditional
9 a.m. Traditional
10:15 a.m. Learning for All Ages
11:15 a.m. Celebration Service
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on
KMRY 1450 AM or 93.1 FM.
How to Get Here
We are easily accessible by I-380. Take the 7th Street exit and turn left onto 3rd Ave. We are the large brick building at the corner of 3rd Ave and 10th Street located immediately next to the PCI Medical Mall. Turn left into our parking lot off of 3rd Ave and enter any door.
Be Our Guest Sept. 17, 24, & Oct. 1, 2017
We want to learn more about you! If you would like to know more about us: our church, its history, and our shared future with you, please make plans to join us for our 3-week newcomer's classes at 10:15-11:05 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, 24, & Oct. 1 in the chapel. Newcomer’s are encouraged to attend all three classes. If you have any questions, ask Ministry Engagement Coordinator Sue Gerhold at sueg@FirstLutherancr.org
What Will I Learn at the Newcomer's Classes?
Sept. 17 – Building & Staff
Pastor Craig will give you a guided tour of our building and help put names to faces of our staff. You will get to meet some other church members and ask any questions you have about our congregation.
Sept. 24 – Communicate & Connect
Pastor Craig will teach you how to stay in touch with our congregation using both new technology and old school communication. Ministry Engagement Coordinator Ally Callanan will help you discover your spiritual gifts and connect your faith in meaningful ways.
Oct. 1 – Faith and Our Future
Pastor Craig will teach the basics of what it means to be a Christian and belong to a Lutheran Church, discuss our Church’s vision with you, and talk about next steps to joining our church.