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 designed our worship 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.
Current Worship Times
+++ We will worship at Westminster Presbyterian Church+++
at 1285 3rd Ave SE Cedar Rapids from April 27 to July 28.
5 p.m. Traditional
9 a.m. Traditional
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.
We believe God put First Lutheran in the heart of the city for a special purpose: to show God’s love for all in the city.
First Lutheran serves as 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 this site to what is offered and envision your place in this community.
Every opportunity is open to all. Please use the contact information provided, to find out more or participate. 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 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.
Newcomer's Sessions: Spark & Ignite
We want to meet you! Periodically throughout the year we host a dinner and informational session for you to get to know us a little better and for us to get to know you. Our next session is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25th in the First Lutheran narthex.
That night we'll talk briefly about our Church's vision, mission, and history. We'll teach you how you can stay connected using both new technology and old school communication to SPARK your interest in your faith life. We'll also provide educational and service opportunities for you that can help IGNITE your faith in your daily life. We'll provide next steps how to join the church if you so chose. Please share your name with us to the right and we'll be in touch. We look forward to spending time with you engaging in conversation!