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.



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.

Join us for worship


Saturday 5:00 p.m.

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

Holy Communion at all services.
Nursery care available Sundays

You are welcome here

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


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

News and Updates

Stay connected to the latest FLC happenings! For more information, check out the First Word newsletter, the weekly e-newsletter, and our church calendar.

Jennaya Robison Announces New Position

Jennaya Robison, DMA, First Lutheran’s director of music, announced she accepted an appointment as the Raymond R. Neevel/Missouri Endowed Professorship in Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas...

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Kairos Listening Complete, Next Steps

(updated January 17, 2020) Pr. Joe Crowther, our Kairos consultant, met with 87 First Lutheran Church members in one-one-one and group listening sessions, January 7-9, 2020. Thank you to all who participated. “I am thrilled by the level of participation and for the...

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Listening Posts January 7-9. What do you say?

Where is God calling us as a congregation? How does this mission and ministry inform our building decisions? Our Kairos consultant, Pr. Joe Crowther, will be in town January 7-9 to lead 60-minute group and 30-minute individual listening-sessions. The Missional...

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MAP Survey: FLC is “Mission Motivated”

Pr. Joe Crowther, our Kairos consultant, met with our pastors, staff, church council, building committee members, and key volunteers to interpret our response to the Missional Assessment Profile (MAP) survey. He commended our 186 completed surveys—72 percent of...

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Mission Assessment Profile Survey

Our consulting partner, Kairos and Associates, has developed an assessment instrument that we will use as a part of our discernment for the future. It is an instrument designed to provide for us a clear picture of how our faith community experiences our mission, the...

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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!

Visit Us

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.