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.

Information about the August 2014 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 General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave., while we wait for the gas leak situation at Admiral King Elementary to be resolved. 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!

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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


Burning River Baroque
October 19, 3:00pm

Journey with Burning River Baroque in seeking the divine voice that inspired some of the most transcendent music of the German Baroque. Sacred cantatas and instrumental music by Bach, Biber, Buxtehude, Klein, Kuhnau and Telemann at Peace Community Church, Oberlin.

Membership Classes

Interested in joining First Lutheran? We will be holding "Lutheranism 101" classes at Pastor Jimmy's house on Wednesdays, October 15 and 22 at 7:00pm. New members will affirm their baptism at worship on October 26. Contact the church office for more information.