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!

Saturday 5:00 p.m. – FLC Sanctuary (masks encouraged)

Sunday 8:40 a.m. – FLC Sanctuary (masks encouraged) & livestream on YouTube

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – FLC Sanctuary (masks encouraged)

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – Coffee in the Fellowship Hall – BYOC (bring your own cup) encouraged. Stay for conversation or grab a cup on your way to outdoor worship!

For Generations to Come

Click here for information about First Lutheran Church’s 2021 capital campaign, For Generations to Come.

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

Oh Day Full of Grace!

At the congregational meeting last Sunday, Nov. 7, the call committee presented Pastor Michael Wilker as the candidate for senior pastor.  The vote to approve Pastor Wilker...

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COVID Task Force Update 9/2/21

Because of the recent surge of COVID infections including infections suffered by fully vaccinated individuals, the COVID Task Force met on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to decide...

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Call Committee Update 8/11/21

Call Committee Update Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,     for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. ...

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Building Project Update 8/5/21

The Finance Team met this week to discuss pledge and donation progress & the next steps for the building project. To date, pledges & donations total $3.2 million. We...

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Call Committee Update 8/3/21

The FLC Sr. Pastor Call Committee will once again begin their work to find our next Pastoral Leader.  Committee Members include Johanna Bergan, Brenda Carlson, John...

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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. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.