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.
First Lutheran will be rebuilding across the corner from our old site! 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 9:30am, and worship is at 10:45am. The building is completely handicapped-accessible, and there is plenty of parking.
First Lutheran is in the process of calling our next pastor. Visit the Call Committee's page to learn more about this process.
We'd like you to be part of our community!
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:
- Tell people about Jesus Christ;
- Worship Christ together every week;
- Welcome all people into our fellowship of believers; and
- Provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support for all people in need.