First Lutheran Church

You are welcome here!


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.



Worship with us!

All in-person worship gatherings are currently suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. Join us for the following online worship, fellowship, and education activities:

Worship Where You Are – Sundays 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship Hour – Sundays 9:15 a.m.
Orange Online – Sundays 9:15 a.m.
Evening Prayer – Weekdays at 4:15 p.m.
Bible Study – Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Healing Service with Holy Communion – Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to First Lutheran Church!

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.

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 welcome to LGBTQIA+ individuals and families.

First Lutheran Church is “Verified Clear” in our inclusion of individuals of all gender expressions and sexual orientations in the life and leadership of our congregation. For more information, visit

News and Updates

Visit our Connect page to find more ways to stay connected to the latest FLC happenings!

Pastor Chad Farewell Activities

There are many ways to join in celebrating Pastor Chad's ministry at FLC and wishing him well in his next call. Read through all of the things we are planning and participate in as many activities as you are able! Card Box A card...

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

Church Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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!