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 (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday 8:30 a.m.  Traditional Worship

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – New Song Worship

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

Monday Bible Study

Monday morning Bible study takes place each week from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room. All are welcome to this weekly Bible study discussion of the week’s Sunday lectionary texts. It's a great place for informal conversation and an open space for questions!

8th and 9th Grade Confirmation Begins September 16

Confirmation begins Sunday morning, September 16 from 9:50 - 10:45 a.m. in the Upper Room for all 8th and 9th grade students. Bring along your Bible and a parent/baptismal sponsor/trusted adult. Also remember to acolyte as you are scheduled, and to work on your worship worksheets! September 16: Baptism September 23: Community September 30: Commitment October...

Are you ready to Orange???

Sunday morning children's faith formation begins on September 16, using the Orange curriculum, which was a huge hit last year! There are opportunities for students of all ages, nursery through 7th grade. Join us from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. on Sundays for Orange. Follow this link to register for Orange and for Wednesday after school...

Adult Forum Begins September 16

This year's adult forums focus on benevolence as an expression of faith – and a discipline for spiritual growth.  Join us Sundays in the Fireside Room from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., beginning September 16. September 16 – Bishop April Ulring Larson presents on benevolence as an essential spiritual practice. September 23 – New Member Orientation - No Adult Forum. September 30 – Adrian Walter and our FLC...

“About the Bible” Book Club

Join us on Monday evening, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the back room at Java John's to discuss the book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. Copies of this book are available at Dragonfly Books. Feel free to come discuss, no matter how much of the book you are able to finish!

New Member Orientation

We will receive new members in worship on Sunday, September 30. If you or someone you know is interested in membership, please indicate on your yellow Connection Card in worship or contact the church office (563-382-2638). All new members, sponsors, council members, and committee chairs are invited to an orientation session on Sunday morning, September 23 from 9:50-10:45 a.m. in the fireside...

Worship, Witness, Grow, Serve

The mission of First Lutheran Church, rooted in the Gospel of God’s grace, is to be a community of worship, witness, and spiritual growth in ecumenical service to God and God’s people.

First Lutheran Church is committed to being a loving and welcoming community centered in the good news of Jesus Christ. In faithfulness to the Christian Gospel, in reflection of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and in celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we promise to enter into ministry with all who seek God here. We invite you to join us for worship and take up your place with us in ministry for you are welcome at First Lutheran Church.


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.