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

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.

Call Committee

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!

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


Congregation Meeting
June 26, 10:45am

Our bi-annual congregation meeting has been set for June 26. The main item of business will be approving a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Church members should get a packet of information in the mail prior to the meeting.

New Building News

Now that the new property is purchased, things are moving much more quickly on our new building. Visit the New Building Committee page for all the details.