First Lutheran currently has a job opening for a Youth Group Director. You can download 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


The Songs of Luke
October 14, 3:00, St. Peter Parish

Some of the oldest and most beloved songs of the church are found in Luke's gospel. At this hymn festival with organ and choir we will sing these songs and hear Luke's Christmas story.

Job Opening

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

New Building News

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