to First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran is a congregation of the ELCA, located at the corner of 6th and Washington in the heart of downtown Lorain, Ohio. First Lutheran has a tradition of musical excellence which includes the FIRST•music concert series, and also has a tradition of serving our community, including programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, and other assistance to those in need.

2014 Fire

Visit the New Building Committee page to follow the rebuilding process and get the latest updates. Information about the fire, including pictures and information on how to donate, can be found on a separate page on this site.

Our congregation is currently worshipping at Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave. Sunday School is at 9:00am, and worship is at 10:00am. The building is completely handicapped-accessible, and there is plenty of parking.

We'd like you to be part of our community!

Laughing and clapping

There are many ways to be involved at First Lutheran, from worshipping on Sundays to attending a class to helping pack food for the hungry. By joining together to share our gifts, we can make a difference.

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Our Mission Statement

Called and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we, the members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, will:

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Sunday Schedule

9:00am - Sunday School
10:00am - Worship
General Johnnie Wilson Middle School


Wednesdays during Lent

Holy Week

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 29 and extends through Easter Sunday on April 5. First Lutheran will have services every day during this central week of the year. Details, times, and locations can be found on our worship schedule page and in the Lectern.

James Kibbie, Organ Recital
April 19, 3:00pm
Peace Community Church, Oberlin

James Kibbie, Chair of the Organ Department at the University of Michigan and a brilliant performer, plays a recital on the Bozeman-Gibson organ built in the style of Silbermann, and named for David and Sigrid Boe.