Visit the Building Updates page of our website (also accessible under the News and Events menu) for ongoing information about our building and its future repairs/renovations.


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.


Due to recent news about our building and the closure of our sanctuary, we are worshiping in the Carriage House until further notice. All are welcome!

Join us Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. in the Carriage House. Both Sunday services will be traditional in style.

This space only holds 150-170 people, so please consider joining us for the late service, to spread out attendance. Thank you!

All Sunday morning education programs (Orange, confirmation, and Adult Forum) resume at 9:50 a.m. in their usual classroom spaces in the First Lutheran education wing.

January Worship Schedule

Beginning the first weekend in January: worship services will be held in the Carriage House, located directly behind the First Lutheran building. You are welcome (and encouraged) to park in the FLC parking lot. Please consider leaving the parking spaces in the alley available for those with mobility concerns. The Saturday evening service returns at 5:00 p.m. (also in the Carriage House), and we...

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.