Weather Notice: Due to the weather circumstances, all First Lutheran programs and activities are cancelled today, April 19. The Community Food Pantry is also closed today. For other community organizations that use the church building, please check with your organizer to see whether your events are still happening. First Lutheran Church policy is to cancel activities when Decorah Public Schools cancel.


First Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

First Lutheran Church  is a Reconciling in Christ congregation as an affirmation of our welcome to LGBTQI+ individuals and families.


Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Casual Worship
(in the Fellowship Hall)

Sunday 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – New Song Worship

Sunday 9:45 a.m. – Fellowship & Education


2018 VBS: Amped – Live Fully Alive!

Get ready to get AMPED! This June 3-7, all kids 4 years through 5th grade are invited to learn all about how God wants us to live our lives FULLY ALIVE! Family Kick-Off is Sunday evening, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Kids meet daily June 4-June 7 from 8:30...

Wall of Thankful Giving – Youth Fundraiser

Visit the Wall of Thankful Giving in Fellowship Hall and choose an envelope with a donation amount.  Leave your money and envelope in the church offering or bring to the office!  Feel free to take more than one! All proceeds raised will go to...

April Adult Forum: Caring for the Environment

Join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the fireside room for coffee, treats, and conversation. April 15: Join Larry Grimstad and Joel Zook in a conversation about Decorah Power. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this effort before...

April 8 Film Screening: Brightness of Noon

Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees is a two-part documentary that illuminates the risks people of faith are willing to take to protect the human rights of those fleeing violence, and the struggles and triumphs of...


First Lutheran Church
604 W. Broadway
Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-2638



8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.