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!

The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and via Zoom. We will have one Sunday worship this day at 8:40 a.m., Orange will continue as scheduled.

A vote (both in-person & virtually) will be held to approve trust fund bylaw changes, the nominating committee report, the 2022 budget, and the building resolution. Copies of the Annual Report will be available starting Sunday, January 16 at the back of the sanctuary and online right here.

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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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.