First Lutheran currently has a job opening for a Youth Group Director. You can view the job description and application.

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 9:30am, and worship is at 10:45am. 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

9:30am - Worship
Johnnie Wilson Middle School


Christmas Services

First Lutheran will hold services Christmas Eve at 5, 8, and 10; and Christmas morning at 10 at the Episcopal Church of the Redemer.

Call Committee

A call committee was elected on November 15: Carolyn Anderson; Ann Brumenschenkel; Nikki Dertouzos; Doug Krucinski; Karen Mahan; Dan Wenger; Jennifer Harris-Roush (alternate); and Nate Yeamans (alternate). This committee will guide our congregation in finding our next pastor.

Job Opening

First Lutheran currently has a job opening for a Youth Group Director (job description and application).

New Building News

For the latest news on our building project, check out the NBC page.