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!

Our primary worship opportunities remain virtual, due to COVID-19 precautions.

Online Worship Where You Are – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Outdoor Worship – Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the FLC Parking Lot (bring a chair)
Virtual Fellowship Hour – Sunday 9:45 a.m.
Sermon by Phone – call 563-217-4204
Online Evening Prayer – Wednesday and Friday at 4:15 p.m.
Online Healing Service with Holy Communion – Third Tuesday 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

Meet Your Call Committee

At an August 30 congregational meeting, the following FLC members were elected to serve on the call committee for our senior pastor call process. They represent a wide range of backgrounds and demographics, and are a mix of longstanding members and new members. We are...

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FLC and Building: A Reflection

[This reflection by the Rev. Joe Crowther, FLC's Kairos and Associates consultant, first appeared in the September 2020 FirstWord newsletter, under the title "Rings on the Lake."] Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it...

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Senior Pastor Call Committee Update

The Call Committee held their first meeting September 9 and elected officers. Thank you to Zac Robinson for agreeing to be the chairperson and to Betsy Ratashak-Vogel for serving as recording secretary. On September 16, the committee, Church Council and staff met with...

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

Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.