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.

Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Worship takes place in the Carriage House behind the main church building.

  • Holy Communion is celebrated at all services.
  • Nursery care available Sundays in the FLC main building
  • Fellowship & Faith Formation between Sunday services in the FLC main building

Ash Wednesday Worship

Join us in the Carriage House at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 for Ash Wednesday worship. We enter the season of Lent by receiving the mark of ashes to remind us of our mortality and by celebrating Holy Communion to remind us of God’s grace in Christ. (Texts for Ash Wednesday: Genesis 2:4b-9, 3:6, 17-19; Psalm 51: 1 Corinthians 15:35-49; John 12:20-26)

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.