I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. (Matthew 25:35-36)

God’s work, our hands

Jesus is our model for whole-life service. We follow his example by serving others and working for justice and peace.  

First Lutheran Church sustains significant partnerships with community and global organizations that seek to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide basic needs for the vulnerable, and advocate for those whose voices are not being heard.


Ministry Projects & Partners

God's Work Our Hands Sunday

ELCA annual day of service. Save the date:
Sun.,  Sept. 11, 2022

Decorah Community Food Pantry

110 Railroad St.
Decorah, IA 52101

Mon. – Fri., 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Thurs., 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Decorah Free Clinic

604 W. Broadway
Decorah, IA 52101

Thurs., 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please text/call to make an appointment.

Kids Lunch Club

Supplying free lunches for kids through the summer months. On pause through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project Care

Assisting and empowering foster care youth who are graduating high school and aging out of Iowa’s foster care system

Decorah Community Meal

Decorah Lutheran Church
309 Winnebago St
Decorah, IA 52101

On pause through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young Adults in Global Mission

Financial and spiritual support of young adults serving across the globe

Lutheran World Relief

FLC makes quilts, school kits, baby care kits, and personal care kits for distribution through LWR