First Lutheran Church

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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.

Worship Livestream (YouTube link– Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Worship in the FLC Sanctuary (Pre-register here) – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Sermon by Phone – call 563-217-4204

Town Hall Meetings (Zoom or Fellowship Hall) – Feb 21 & 28, 10:30 a.m.

Midweek Lenten Services (YouTube link) – Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Click here for more information about worship during Lent.

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

Town Hall 1 Recap (with video)

WHERE ARE WE? A CONVERSATION ON THE STATUS OF THE CAPITAL APPEAL Below are summary notes recapping the presentation given by by Pr. Joe Crowther, FLC’s Kairos Consultant, at...

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Building on Mission

First Lutheran Church, rooted in the Gospel of God’s grace, is a welcoming community of worship, witness, spiritual growth and ecumenical service to God and God’s people. ...

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Pastoral Letter – 2/17/21

Dear Members of First Lutheran Church,  Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This Sunday in worship our gospel comes from the...

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Call Committee Update 2/3/21

The Senior Pastor Call Committee met with the Synod Bishop and Assistant to the Bishop and received the first set of candidate information. Members of the Call Committee are...

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2021 Annual Meeting

The Congregational Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. The 2020 Annual Report can be read online and paper copies are available in the church office.  ...

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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.